Category Archives: Success

5 Freedom-Fostering Ways to Develop High Performing Teams

Last week I shared four ways to tell if you inspire freedom or fear in your team members. You can tell you’ve created a culture of freedom in your team if you see your people taking appropriate risks, speaking truth … Continue reading

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5 Pieces of Advice for all Those “Average Joe” Grads

I attended a high school graduation this past Friday. It was similar to all the other high school and college graduation ceremonies I’ve experienced over the years. The graduates filed in to their seats accompanied by the notes of Pomp … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Tell if You’re a Good Boss or a Bad Boss

Are you a good boss or a bad boss? That question reminds me of the scene from the Wizard of Oz when Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, first encounters Dorothy in Munchkinland. Glinda asks Dorothy “Are you a … Continue reading

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The 1 Thing That Will Ultimately Determine Your Success as a Leader

Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s definitely true in the field of leadership. To prove my point, go to Amazon.com … Continue reading

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5 Leadership Lessons From a 100 Mile Bike Ride

Yesterday I completed my first “century” (100 miles) bike ride…101.38 miles to be exact, but who’s counting? I took up cycling as a casual hobby a couple of years back, riding 10-30 miles at a time. Wanting to ride faster … Continue reading

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