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04 Sep

Want to Make Big Change Happen? Get LEVERAGE™

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

Leadership = bringing about change. Leverage = making something big happen with less effort. If you are a leader who wants to make big change happen, you need leverage. Bringing About Change No one hires a leader to maintain status quo. Managers are paid to keep things running smoothly, minimizing variance and maximizing productivity. Leaders,

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27 Aug

Successful CEOs Have Leverage…Do You?

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

After nearly 25 years of advising CEOs and organizations, I have reached this conclusion: The difference between success and failure for a CEO rests with her ability to create and use leverage. Leverage, according to Dictionary.com, is “the mechanical advantage or power gained by using a lever”. Archimedes famously said, “Give me a lever long

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20 Aug

I’m At The End Of My Rope Dealing With People Having Challenging Personalities…What Do I Do With Them? 2nd in Series of 2

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz TaylorBarb Krantz Taylor, , , , , , , , , , , ,

If I have learned anything in 25 years as an executive coach it is that people don’t change that much. The leader who has a “difficult personality” early in their tenure will have one later.  So, if one of your leaders has one of those “difficult personalities”, and it bothers you, do something. Accept it,

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16 Jul

Communication is Key to Understanding People’s Uncertainties…Am I Communicating Effectively? 1st in a Series of 3

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey Group

Here’s an incredibly obvious statement:  Communication is key.  It moves relationships forward; it moves organizations forward.  Organizational communication can be an incredibly complex organism, and one important step to navigating it is recognizing multigenerational differences within your organization or team. Rapid advances in technology have turned what used to be simple communications into not-so-simple ones.  With

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