Celebration!

One year ago today, on September 5, 2016, we introduced our new website and this blog on leadership, character, and business strategy. Our goal at that time was to publish a relevant and interesting article on the subject of leadership...

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It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Leadership is the result of the combination of character and competency. Character is the far more important ingredient. “It’s what’s inside that counts” may sound like a trite marketing statement. But leadership is influence and that influence...

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Leaders Are Servants

The best leaders are, by their nature, servants of those that follow. This servant mentality comes from the character traits that define the best leaders. To be a leader is not a title or position that is assigned to a person. The role of leader...

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Leaders Are Communicators

Leadership is influence and influence can only be achieved with good communications. Whether we are promoting a shared vision, encouraging team collaboration, developing our people, or any other part of the leadership role, communication is a key...

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Solutions, Not Problems

Leaders are forward-thinking. As important as completing today’s tasks, leaders focus on building their people and the organization in the process. An element of developing the members of the team is identifying the behaviors that hinder...

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Competency and Character

Great leadership is based on a combination of both strong competencies and excellent character. The best skills without the positive character traits leaves people cold. Great skills alone can obtain results for the short term but a stressful or...

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Dealing with Conflict

One of the important elements of an organization’s culture is how it deals with conflict. Most often the way that the organization deals with conflict is a reflection or a result of the way that leadership deals with conflict. Conflict is often...

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