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22 Oct

Why You Don’t Need a Coach

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

I have never wanted to be one of those executive coaches, so caught up in her own rhetoric and having drank from the Kool-Aid of a million other experts, that she passionately evangelizes on why everyone needs what she has to offer. To everyone she meets. In every setting. All the time. Nope, that’s definitely

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08 Oct

5…4…3…2…1…The Bailey Group Launches LEVERAGE™

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

The Bailey Group (TBG) officially launched LEVERAGE™ with a party at the Guthrie Theater on Wednesday afternoon. I was a little apprehensive before the event. Roughly 50 people had said they were coming, but a trickle of last minute “day of” cancellations left me wondering how many people would actually attend. To add to my

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24 Sep

What is(n’t) LEVERAGE™?

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Leverage isn’t an experiment. Leverage isn’t a fad. Leverage isn’t a TV show. Leverage is no accident. Leverage is definitely no joke. LEVERAGE™ is a big deal around The Bailey Group—and can be described as a research-based, expert-driven, integrated approach to leadership development and organizational success that must begin at the top. Over the last

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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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