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THE DIMINSHER AFFLICTION

Beware the leader too smart to be wise. What is a Diminisher? Author and consultant Liz Wiseman’s book, Multipliers, features two distinct and contrasting types of leaders; multipliers and diminishers.  Multipliers are strong and capable leaders in their own right, but they use their talent and organizational power to access and leverage (multiply) the strength and talent […]

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THE WOODENHEADED AFFLICTION IN ACTION

Were you able to read our recent information on The Wooddenheaded Affliction in leadership? If not, take a minute to read it here, and then read below to learn about the Woodenheaded Affliction in action. A tragic example. General Douglas Haig is a tragic example of what can happen when a top leader afflicted by […]

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THE WOODENHEADED AFFLICTION

The greatest of sins is to be conscious of none.” Introduction. What is Woodenheadedness? In The March of Folly: From Troy to Viet Nam, historian Barbara Tuchman describes human history as the “unfolding of miscalculation,” a litany of failure, mismanagement and delusion in the pursuit of disastrous national and organizational policies.  She explores four historic […]

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THE IMPACT OF REALITY-EDITING LEADERS

Reality-Editing Leaders We hope you have been following along in our series of The Impact of Reality-Editing Leaders.  If you have not had a chance to read Part I, do so now, prior to reading this conclusion. Strategies of Reality-Editing Leaders 1st The first strategy is the generation of a “reality distortion field.” Among his many […]

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THE GENIUS OF PERSISTENCE: PART 2

It’s a common fallacy that great endeavors are accomplished with effortless grace—that the talent, gifting and genius of some people is so great, and the opportunities so many, that outcomes are achieved “all at once” with little effort. We tend to focus on the ten percent called genius and forget the ninety percent called persistence. […]

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POWER OF PRIORITY SERIES: FOCUSING YOUR PASSION

Purpose connects us to our reason for living.  Passion is the power to live out our purpose.  Priorities focus our passion, and order our days and decades to accomplish our purpose. The dictionary definition of a priority is that which is granted or assigned precedence in time, order or importance; that which goes first and […]

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PASSION SERIES: A LEADER’S MOST VALUABLE ASSET

Passion born of noble purpose is the first quality of the leader, the primal source of sustained, effective leadership.  The Global Leadership Forecast 2011 identifies passion as a key measure of leadership effectiveness.  The term is used to describe leaders who are committed to and enjoy their leadership roles for the right reasons, and who […]

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THE POWER OF DIVINE PURPOSE

The pioneering research of Harvard sociologist Gordon Allport established a connection between our instinctive spiritual questing and the energy released through the Zeigarnik effect. Echoing Zeigarnik, Allport found that goals that are never quite fulfilled are the ones best able to direct attention, guide current striving and maintain unity and integration in the individual. Spiritual goals, according […]

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