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December 2009

Three Disciplines – Leadership Routines that Drive Growth

 
John D Rockefeller life is told in the book Titan by Ron Chernow. Much has been said about the man often claimed to be the richest man in the world.  Verne Harnish, founder of Gazelles put Rockefeller’s genius for business into a book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which distills his... More > >

Posted: Monday December 28th, 2009

Successful Leaders Recognize - Growth Requires Strategic Discipline

 
Where are you going?
 
I can’t think of anywhere it wouldn’t require some planning. Unless you're like Alice in Wonderland with the Cheshire cat you simply don’t know, and then any road will take you there.... More > >

Posted: Saturday December 19th, 2009

Leadership Lesson – Follow Your System – Recognize and Overcome Hidden Weaknesses

One of the more difficult lessons that leaders need to learn is the value of following your system.   This past week I was reminded of this when a prospect I had met with for a needs analysis of his business got back to me that he preferred to work with a coach in person rather than on the phone.  ... More > >

Posted: Saturday December 19th, 2009

Leadership Ethics – Include the Assignment to Judge Performance

 
Ethics defined is that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.... More > >

Posted: Tuesday December 15th, 2009

The Number One Quality of Leadership: Formula for Human Potential – Brian Tracy

 
Here’s what I learned about attitude.
 
Formula for Human Potential – Brian Tracy
 

IA =    In Born Attributes: Quality, personality, intelligence, temperament that we are born with.
AA=    Acquired Attributes: Our learning, our experience, our education, our wisdom, our synthesis... More > >

Posted: Friday December 11th, 2009

Leadership - The Importance of Taking Action

 
A week ago Monday I had to take my basketball officials test again. Officiating basketball games is my hobby. Yet there’s a lot in the game of basketball and sports in general that applies itself to business because it is so competitive. If you watch or participate in any game with officials... More > >

Posted: Friday December 11th, 2009

Leadership Ethics – Role Model – Tiger Woods

 
Several months ago Mary Barnes, my marketing director, asked me to write about Leadership Ethics. The recent Tiger Woods debacle, issues that I’ve faced personally as well as those I’ve been working with my clients recently on raised this on my radar screen.... More > >

Posted: Wednesday December 9th, 2009

Blindsided Leadership – Value of Courage

 
Tuesday I took a half day off to travel to Roosevelt High School in Des Moines with one of my clients, Roger Vorhies of Schaus Vorhies Construction and a friend of mine, Dan McGovern. We wanted to see firsthand the work that Sports World is doing as their former pro athlete’s deliver their... More > >

Posted: Wednesday December 2nd, 2009