Leading Virtual Teams - 12 Powerful Ways to Lead a Team You Can't See
How do you lead a team that’s not there? It’s hard enough to be a good leader when your teammates are in the same room.  But what about when they aren’t even in the same time zone? When you can’t look someone directly in the eye, things get much more ...
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Building Mental Toughness - Everyday Winners
How do you win the daily struggle to get out the door? Temperatures have been dropping lately.  Now it takes more effort to get out the door for my morning run. Yesterday I  had to analyze the weather.  Contend with warm clothing decisions.  Wrestle them all on.  Shiver through the ...
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Building Influence - 6 Ways to Earn Respect
What’s the secret to building influence? Becoming more influential is actually a pretty simple matter.  But simple doesn’t mean easy.  One evening not too long ago, someone gave me a brief demonstration of how to go about building influence, and showed that any of us can do it, if we ...
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Visionary Leadership - When Social Proof Fails
What is visionary leadership? In 1921, an explorer and naturalist named William Beebe was trekking through the jungle in Guyana.  He came across a large colony of ants marching along a path that they had made. Curious, he followed the little ant highway to see where they were going. After ...
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Delegating Effectively - It's Not Tennis
If I’m delegating effectively, why do I always seem to have the ball? We all know that as leaders we need to delegate effectively.  As one boss even told me, “You have to delegate or die!” But sometimes it can seem like that ball keeps bouncing back into your hands ...
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6 Powerful Ways Leaders Reflect, and how Reflection Makes Your Team Great
What is reflection for leaders? Reflection sounds like a passive exercise you do by yourself.  It seems to involve sitting in a chair in a darkened room and journaling about the meaning of things.  Maybe that’s part of it, but I think for leaders there is much more to it ...
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Keep Your LeaderShip Afloat - 4 Ways to Get Your Head Above Water
Does it sometimes feel like your attempts at leading are like, oh, I don’t know, paddling a half-submerged pumpkin down a river?  Last weekend I had the privilege of watching people attempt to do exactly that.  Join me for a video of what happened, and some thoughts about how to ...
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I have led groups ranging from 3 to 333, from office jungles to the jungles of Central America.  Whether on active duty in the military or actively serving in the community, I have over 30 years' experience getting things done through people.

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