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Lines for Leaders - 100 Horses

One night during the Civil War, Lincoln received some bad news; how he reacted to it speaks volumes about his approach to leadership, and sets an example we’d all be wise to follow.

Leadership Double-Vision

It takes a kind of leadership double-vision to help your team reach its goals; here’s how seeing this way can help you get things done that matter.

Lines for Leaders - Get That Guy

Dr. Richard Feynman shares a key insight about how some of the smartest people got that way; if we follow his idea of “get that guy” we can do the same, and become better leaders in the process.

Reflecting Back on the Year Ahead

The arrival of a new year signals a time of reflecting on the old, but there’s no owner’s manual on how; here are 11 ways to make the most of it.

Lines for Leaders - Control Feak

Coach Tom Landry was famous for his stoic expression on the sidelines no matter what was happening on the field; here’s what he said about leadership under pressure.

Lines for Leaders - What Do You Think

To lead effectively we need to be able to think clearly; here’s what one highly accomplished author said about how she learned to think with clarity.

Running in the Rain - What to Think About When You Think About Quitting

Running in the rain: It’s something I don’t want to do, yet very much need to. Here’s how I got myself out the door, and how to get yourself to do things you don’t want to do, too.

Lines for Leaders - The Office

Something funny that Micheal Scott said in the mocumentary The Office can help us become better leaders in real life.

Lines for Leaders - Rocket Surgeon

He struggled to lead his team to land a rover on Mars; here’s what this ‘rocket surgeon’ learned about getting his people to work together.

Lines for Leaders - Texas Track Coach

In this “Lines for Leaders,” John Wooden cites a Texas track coach who gave unusually succinct advice to his runners; we can learn a lot from his approach.

Thank You for Your Service - One Veterans Perspective

I’m always grateful to hear the words, “Thank you for your service” but they also leave me a little uncomfortable, here’s why they might be misdirected.

Lines for Leaders - Corporate Treadmill

A quote from Alexander den Heijer helps us go from managing people plodding slowly on the corporate treadmill, to making them feel like running.

Lines For Leaders - Boris Yeltsin's Throne

Boris Yeltsin presided over the dissolution of the Soviet Union; here’s what he said about the dangers of fighting to gain power, and the difficulty of keeping it.

Boosting Team Performance - 3 Ways to Make Your Teams Enginge More Powerful

Want to boost team performance? Here are three things leaders can learn from engineers who have figured out how to make jet engines go faster.

Delegate Better - 3 Ways to Get the Results You Want

To delegate better, it helps to put more energy into the start of the process. With the help of a story about a naturalist stranded on a frozen lake in the Canadian sub-arctic, here are three ways to begin so that we get what we need at the end.

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