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Book Report: Lessons from the Top

“All successful leadership stories involve three parts.  First, the leader has to explain ‘Who am I?’, as a person. Then he or she outlines ‘Who are we?’ as a group to followers or potential followers.  Finally the leader tells us

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The Deadly Sins of Leadership

“When it comes to describing their dark sides, 58 out of 60 leaders felt bound by the same rule – any weakness is perfectly admissible, so long as it is really a strength.” – Lucy Kellaway There is no shortage

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Getting engaged (with your audience)

“Engage your listeners.  It does not matter how you do it, so long as you do it.” – Gavin Esler Certain things that I hear, for whatever reason, stand out and remain in my mind while others do not; the

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Of politics, leadership, and marketing

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m busy reading Lessons from the Top, by Gavin Esler.  I’m quite enjoying it so far, having marked several passages for later reference, and have observed several links to other “things”.  For instance,

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“A Golden Rule of Leadership”, or “It’s not as hard as you might think”

The truth is there is no mystique, there is no magic: every single one of us has the potential to be a leader, and it’s not as hard as you might think. Sometimes I fear that we’ve built such an

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Choose your own adventure: prisoner or pioneer

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra My wife spent last week in San Francisco

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Seven Tips to More Effective Public Speaking

Public speaking is among our (as a species) greatest fears (glossophobia, for you Balderdashers).  As it turns out, standing up to yell and generally cause a scene wasn’t a great survival trait back when we weren’t the planet’s apex predator,

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