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Traits of an Aligned Leader When you’re an authentic aligned leader (someone who lives and makes decisions based on your values and what you believe to be morally and ethically right and wrong), some amazing things happen. Aligned leaders create a culture of trust within the organization, which is fundamental to being the kind of leader […]

Last week I spoke for a room of approximately 150 leaders. My focus was on the importance of being an authentic leader – someone aligned with your values and what you believe to be morally and ethically right and wrong. My belief is that such alignment breeds trust, fundamental to being the kind of leader […]

Leadership edge sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Well, it is — even to a baby. Now, don’t be put off by my use of my thirteen month old granddaughter as the example. Through her eyes you’ll discover the key to the leadership edge and what’s required to get it. Once you know, you’ll be forced to […]

Every four years the Summer Olympics get my maximum attention. The athletes, with their stories, their struggles and their triumphs, always inspire and rarely disappoint, even when they fail to win the gold.  If you are as addicted to watching the games as I am, I’m wondering if you’ve noticed how many Olympians, when interviewed, […]

You’ve heard it said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  I’d like to add that it also forms your character. Character has been defined as the sum total of all the little decisions you make daily, even when no one is looking.  Character and effective leadership go hand in hand. By your daily […]