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“Start with why.”  It’s great advice, but you need to do more than start with why.  You need to put your why into action.  And that’s where lots of business leaders get tripped up. My latest LinkedIn Brand+Cuture Series post, Start With Why But Don’t Stop There, explores how to close the gap between vision […]

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A regular day of rest – a sabbath – is an important leadership practice because it enables you to fill up your tank so you can serve others.  And taking a sabbath helps put your brain in task-negative mode which leads to greater productivity and creativity. In my new Smartbrief on Leadership video, I provide […]

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently referred to Meta employees in a new way:  Metamates.  Is this a good idea?  Should you use a coined name to refer to your employees? The poll I fielded on LinkedIn yielded a definitive answer: It depends.  28% supported the practice of made-up names for employees; 32% voted against it; […]

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As you think about the coming year, I’m guessing are you don’t want another only OK, keep-our-heads-above-water, just-grateful-to-still-be-around year – you want 2022 to be a year of greatness! To help you turn your hopes and dreams for the new year into reality, I’ve just published “2022 Great Business Action Plan” – a piece that […]

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“When I grow up, I want to be a follower,” said no one.  No kid aspires to follow others.  No employee says his best quality is being a follower.  No MBA student signs up for followership classes (and not just because business schools don’t offer them.)  Being a leader is what counts these days.  Leadership […]

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Surfing and business have a lot in common.  Both require agility, just the right amount of speed, and the ability to read coming waves.  The parallels between surfing and business became even more apparent to me as I learned the story of Derek Rabelo, a blind surfer.  You may have seen the popular video of […]