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The best leaders understand their words need to be thoughtful and empowering.  They strive to provide clarity about the mission, vision, values, and strategic direction of the organization.  Every encounter is an opportunity to connect with and empower your employees.  They should walk away from the encounter feeling good about their connection to the company.

Humility is an Essential Virtue in Life and Leadership

“Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of self.” – T.S. Eliot What is Humility? Humility is highly esteemed across cultures and societies and is a universal virtue. It is the quality of being unpretentious or modest, rooted in a realistic and grounded

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Clarifying What Words Mean In Your Organization

Words Matter In many workplaces, the aim is clear communication, but achieving it is another ballgame. We might think that industry terms or company lingo are understood by everyone. However, even a straightforward word like “accountability” can take on different meanings depending on an individual’s position or background. For a team leader, it could mean

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Martin Luther King As A Leader

Donald T. Phillips in his wonderful book, Martin Luther King on Leadership, does a nice job providing significant detail as to why Martin Luther King (MLK) was a great leader. We often focus on the rhetoric and powerful speeches that he gave, but there is so much more substance to the man than just what he had to say.

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    Favorite Articles

  • A philosopher’s guide to messy transformations

    In Metaphysics (Book 1) and Nicomachean Ethics (Book 6), Aristotle made a distinction between expertise, science, wisdom, and prudence. That distinction can provide a simple framework for understanding what I call the messy middle of transformation. The messy middle is the unknown, uncertain space between past and future, between theory and practice, that characterizes organizations in the process of becoming something new. To […]

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  • How to Have More Successful Conversations

    Whether negotiating a salary increase or chatting with a co-worker, people have more productive conversations when they identify their motives and goals. New research co-authored by Wharton’s Maurice Schweitzer offers a tool for doing just that.

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  • The Bunk of Generational Talk

    …Our wrongheaded thinking about generations leads us to focus on the wrong problems. Headlines about spendthrift young people, for example, distract us from the huge shift in economic policy in recent decades toward the interests of older people. We avoid facing up to a challenge like climate change by laying the blame on older generations […]

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    Helpful Websites

  • Wordtune

    Wordtune was built by AI21 Labs, founded in 2018 by AI luminaries. Our goal is to revolutionize the way we read and write. We design advanced AI tools and language models that understand the context and semantics of written text. These models are what set Wordtune apart as the first AI-based writing companion, moving far beyond […]

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  • Quillbot

    QuillBot’s suite of tools employs cutting-edge AI technology in order to make writing painless. Founded on the belief that learning and applying knowledge is more important than the mechanical aspects of writing, QuillBot seeks to automate these necessary tasks intending to augment your language. Now, you can focus on what you write, not how you […]

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  • Jasper

    Jasper is the AI Content Platform that helps you and your team break through creative blocks to create amazing, original content 10X faster.

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    Reading Excerpts

  • On Leadership and Business Book Excerpts Sections 3-5 by Ed Robinson

        “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” —Peter Drucker   Part Three: It Takes Vision If you ask the average employee of the typical company why the company exists, what sets it […]

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  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

    Chapter 1 – Weapons of Influence They (ethologists) have begun to identify regular, blindly, mechanical patterns of action in a wide variety of species…Called fixed-action patterns, they can involve intricate sequences of behavior… A well-known principle of human behavior says that when we ask someone to do us a favor, we will be more successful […]

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  • Leadership In War By Andrew Roberts

      Chapter 1: Napoleon Bonaparte “Napoleon recognized that the best way to inspire his people was through two means: imbuing people with the belief that they were fighting for honor and ideology, and rewarding good work.” P. 3 “Napoleon believed in rewarding service.” P. 4 “Napoleon genuinely liked spending time with his men. He had […]

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