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The Greatest Leadership Development Opportunity You’re Probably Missing

The Greatest Leadership Development Opportunity You’re Probably Missing

Tom looks perplexed. His organization just finished building a plan for its next three years.

They had made significant progress. As he said in a meeting earlier in the week, “For the first time in a long time, I think we have a strategy!” But today, as he faces a list of high gain initiatives, Tom realizes his next major obstacle. “How are we going to get all of this done?” he wondered out loud. “We just don’t have the leadership bench we need to make this happen.”

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If… 2018

If you slept in a warm bed last night... give thanks. If your house is untouched by fire or flood... give thanks. If your sleep was uninterrupted by violence and fear... give thanks. If you were blessed with a good education that stretched your mind and heart... give...

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How to Turn a Team Fight Into Play

How to Turn a Team Fight Into Play

I could see Claire slump a little in her chair. She was a very senior leader in her company and had been charged with leading a decision team through the evaluation of a major strategic choice, one that would dramatically shift the business model of the company by...

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How to Diagnose a Horrible Decision

How to Diagnose a Horrible Decision

“We suck at decision-making on this team.” Of all the complaints I hear about leadership teams, this one ranks near the top. Effective leadership teams know the plays they have to run over and over. Decision-making is a fundamental play, but one that is often busted....

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Critics and Allies

Critics and Allies

If you’re a leader, you’re going to spend the vast majority of your days in meetings. Leaders spend most of their time with others wrestling with tough issues that couldn’t be solved elsewhere and creating a future that no one person could achieve alone. So, quick:...

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