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Nov30
Doing the Right Thing
Leadership is often as much about trust as anything else that you do or say. Standing for what is best and right creates loyalty and trust that is hard to obtain any other way.

“Do what you say” and “say what you do”, while oft used is nonetheless true. Trying to please everyone is not leadership. Gaining respect by doing what is right in a crisis is leadership. Building consensus because the direction you take makes sense and is true to your organization’s values is leadership.

Take note from Democrat Senator Joseph Lieberman from Connecticut who wrote an op-ed letter yesterday in the Wall Street Journal.

“Here is an ironic finding I brought back from Iraq. While U.S. public opinion polls show serious declines in support for the war and increasing pessimism about how it will end, polls conducted by Iraqis for Iraqi universities show increasing optimism. Two-thirds say they are better off than they were under Saddam, and a resounding 82% are confident their lives in Iraq will be better a year from now than they are today. What a colossal mistake it would be for America's bipartisan political leadership to choose this moment in history to lose its will and, in the famous phrase, to seize defeat from the jaws of the coming victory.”

Mark Twain, famous for comedic comment and satire provides additional wisdom to this concept:

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

To Senator Lieberman, I am gratified and astonished. Great leadership.
Nov28
Assessing Leaders
As leaders, we often review and offer feedback to those in our organizations. This activity is a critical aspect of leadership. Help is on the way if you want a dose of personal feedback and you sit at the top. Continue Reading
Nov23
Shared Vision Bridges 5,000 Miles
Shared vision and commitment to purpose led to cooperation among the private and public sectors, and high school programs more than 5,0000 miles away in China and southern California. What will we see in 2006? If it is noteworthy, it will start with shared vision. Continue Reading
Nov22
Murrow
Murrow showed tremendous courage and leadership in seeking truth in a time in our history when speaking out against government officials, the media or your boss was certainly not the norm. Continue Reading
Nov21
Calling All Women Leaders
So this is an open invitation. Are you interested on blogging on this topic or do you know someone that is? If so, leave a comment. We would love to host (and pay) someone to be a regular writer on this topic. Continue Reading
Nov18
Economic and Leadership Opportunities for Women
The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues. Continue Reading
Women Leaders Offer Insight ...part two
The second installment of highlights from a cover story by Newsweek a few weeks past entitled “How Women Lead."   Six more insights in to life and leadership. Continue Reading
Women Leaders Offer Insight
Twelve leaders offered their insight into life and leadership. Continue Reading
Nov16
Womens Leadership Symposium
This morning, a group of women business leaders gathered in Chicago to discuss strategies and opportunities for women business executives. The symposium is sponsored by EmployeeROI and co-hosted by Boardroom Bound and Diversity Pipeline Alliance. The symposium’s mission is to:... Continue Reading
Nov14
Knowledge Management from McKinsey
McKinsey Quarterly is making available articles by Peter Drucker in commemoration of his death this week. Continue Reading
Collective Drucker
There are some great thoughts pouring through the Blogosphere relating to management, leadership and Peter Drucker. Continue Reading
Drucker on Leadership
Peter Drucker created a lifetime of thought and ideas about leadership.  And even at age 95, he boiled it down to doing the simple things. Continue Reading
Peter Drucker - Simply Business
One of the most insightful business thought leaders is no longer among us. The universally known writer, thinker and lecturer Peter Drucker, died at the age of 95. The Financial Times offers a complete obituary while Paul.Kedrosky provides a nice... Continue Reading
Think to Thank
As I was  reading yesterday, I came across an interesting bit of teaching.  While it was not related to leadership, its application was crystal clear.  It was simply three words...but three words that are powerful.  "Think to Thank"That is right. ... Continue Reading
Nov10
Catching the Wave
Several weeks ago I was in New York at BlogOn hanging out with the who’s who of blogging – you know all the “A” listers like Seth Godin, David Weinberger, Jeff Jarvis, Steve Rubel, etc. Sometimes these conferences offer little... Continue Reading
Nov 9
Be Surprised
I was walking through an office his morning and noticed this quote on the wall. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”                    ... Continue Reading
Nov 3
People have the Power
20,000 voices that sang “I'm wide awake, wide awake, I'm not sleeping” and then were led by Bono into a chant of “People have the power.”

Giving the power to the people – that is leadership. Fostering the collective energy of your organization – that is leadership. Focusing a diversity of people on one idea – that is leadership. Letting go and trusting – that is leadership.
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Nov 1
Lead by Doing ...Some More
Even America's second-richest man is out stumping for his investment.  Warren Buffet, who owns GEICOs parent, was willing to take the time to show his appreciation for a positive comment about his company. Continue Reading

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