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Do You Have the Courage To Be Exceptional?

Consulting giant McKinsey&Company issued a white paper called, “What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?” where they assessed the ‘early moves’ of CEOs with outstanding track records. In reading it, I couldn’t help wonder the extent to which their findings were equally applicable for ‘non-CEOs’ making ‘non-early movers’, as well. Let’s take a look. Who Outperforms Whom? …

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3 Types of Problems To Start Paying More Attention To

Whether you call them ‘opportunities’ or ‘problems’, there are 3 main types: The problems/opportunities you recognize, as such, and do something positive with The problems/opportunities you recognize, as such, but still get the better of you The problems/opportunities you completely don’t see or can’t change I assert that you’ll benefit from all three… but I …

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Rainy Day Wisdom

A oldie, but definitely a goodie, from the archives: RAINY DAY WISDOM What the rain has to say about dreariness, exuberance, and getting yourself going again – especially on those days when you just don’t feel like it. Download your copy at: https://www.leadershiptraction.com/articles/RainyDayWisdom.pdf. Enjoy!  

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Leadership Move #29: Establish S-T-R-E-T-C-H Goals

The thing about personal/professional development goals is this: If they’re too easy, people get bored by them; If they’re too difficult, people get unnerved by them. Either extreme falls short of its intended aim. So the key in establishing quality goals is to have them sufficiently s-t-r-e-t-c-h the person, but not overwhelm them. Here are …

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Leadership Move #21: Help Others Succeed

There’s a real paradox in modern leadership – individual achievement is typically what brings us the recognition we need to get promoted into a leadership role, but it is our ability to help others succeed is what ultimately qualifies us to be a leader. This sometimes means that you have to let others take credit …

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