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Is Your Leadership Power Helping or Hurting?

If you are a manager, supervisor, or an executive at any level, I think you’ll find the latest research on leadership power relevant to your job, the people you lead, and the results you seek. Consider this story shared by a woman in a workshop I was teaching on motivation. While taking her normal elevator…

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3 Ways to Help Others Along a Leadership Journey

Blanchard’s Situational Leadership® II model is based on the idea that an individual’s development is goal or task specific.  It also teaches that there are four predictable phases a person goes through as they develop.  In a nutshell when learning something new we often start out as an Enthusiastic Beginner.  Then from there, if we…

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Running Out of Steam? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am a fairly experienced senior manager at an organization that was acquired about eighteen months ago. The larger organization makes a new acquisition about every eight months, with no end in sight. The changes are really hard to keep up with. There seem to be new processes and procedures every day. I…

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Plan More, Hurry Less when Navigating Whitewater

I went whitewater rafting down the Kern River this week with my husband and friends. (That’s me, underwater, at the front of the boat.) We had our choice of several guides, and we all agreed the guy with the grey hair looked like he had more experience than anyone else. We were correct. Our guide,…