The True Value of Membership

In an era where many organizations are seeing a decline in membership I thought I would address the value I have gained through my membership in ASID.  We are all different – which is what makes life more interesting – but I happen to thoroughly enjoy networking and interacting with people so when I join…

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Candid Communication Leads to Successful Teams

“The team that sees reality the best wins”  ~ Jack Welch Conscious leaders, with their teams, have found that one key to success is to see reality clearly – which calls for honest, open communication.  How candid is the communication within your firm? Research shows a problem in many organizations is lack of candor.   People…

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Management Skills vs Leadership Skills

Often business owners – particularly small business owners – do not recognize the difference between management skills and leadership skills and are frustrated at the results they are getting because of it. Though they are not the same thing, leadership and management do need to go hand in hand – they complement each other to…

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Sustaining Leadership Success Through Emotional Intelligence

On the road to conscious leadership it is important to realize that great leaders know the value of going beyond just using their head (IQ) and rather include all 3 centers of intelligence – the head, the heart, and the gut. In the words of Daniel Goleman:  “What really matters for success, character, happiness and…

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Are You Committed to Curiousity?

“Curiosity is the very basis of education.” Arnold Edinborough On the journey to becoming a conscious leader, commitment to learning through curiosity is the next step, and the foundation for that step involves self-awareness and learning agility. As mentioned previously, unconscious leaders are focused on wanting to be right and consequently exhibit what is described…

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The Importance of Having a Vision for Success

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis If someone were to ask you to state the vision for the success of your firm, could you easily answer them? Could the rest of your team answer that question? Developing a clear vision for success gives you the ability to set goals…

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Are You a Conscious or an Unconscious Leader?

Most people realize that a leader sets the tone and culture of a group or organization and you may feel that you make a “conscious” effort to be a good leader, so you may feel you are a conscious leader – but are you really?  The Conscious Leadership Group (CLG), consultants to numerous companies and…

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Meaningful Relationships Help You Run a Business

Entrepreneurs know that there are many challenges in running a business, but if as you build your business, you also build strong relationships, the rewards are great. “Building relationships is one of the strongest skill sets related to leadership effectiveness,” says Jean Leslie, a researcher at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Building meaningful relationships…

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Maxwell’s Law of the Lid – Are You an Effective Leader?

John Maxwell was named the “#1 Most Influential Business Leader” by the American Business Association and he has been ranked the #1 Leadership Expert in the world by Inc Magazine year after year. He offers leadership development programs and has written numerous books – most of which are focused on leadership – so you could…

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