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21 Sep

What Color Are the Filters in Your Leadership Telescope?

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

Several years ago I bought a telescope and the accessories to go with it. My favorite accessories were the colored filters that allowed parts of the visible light spectrum to pass through while others were blocked. Early on, I’d forget I was using a colored filter to view an object. Thus, I may have falsely believed that Mars

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07 Sep

Your Executive Leadership Team Meetings Suck—Now What?

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

Call me an egomaniac but I have never attended a well-run executive leadership team meeting that I didn’t facilitate. And the reason is not because I am such a brilliant facilitator. No, the reason is because most CEOs and executive leadership teams are not even marginally skilled at the basics of facilitating a productive, worth-the-time

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16 Aug

Three Ways to Win a Gold Medal in Leadership

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

I don’t know about you, but I stayed up too late watching the Olympics. I couldn’t seem to get enough of Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles and the rest of the athletes—big sports and small, medal winners and those who are happy just to be there. I loved the beauty of phenomenal athletic achievement and

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11 Aug

Mindfulness Tips for Logical Leaders (Inspired by Lieutenant Commander Data)

Chris OlsenBy Chris Olsen

Mindfulness has proven to be a powerful tool for leaders. Chief executives at large corporations like General Mills and Aetna have embraced the practice, implementing company-wide initiatives such as meditation and yoga to guide employees in becoming more mindful. The programs have resulted in happier workplaces, but have also increased profitability and sustainability. At The Bailey Group,

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02 Aug

How Leaders Respond to Failure

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

I am a recovering triathlete. Between 1995 and 2014 I completed over 50 triathlons and other multi-sport events ranging from sprint to half Ironman distance. In my prime, I was pretty competitive, frequently placing in the top of my age group and overall. In February of 2012, shortly after my 49th birthday, I had emergency surgery to

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