Archive | April, 2011
Can the alignment of your core values affect your bottom line?

Can the alignment of your core values affect your bottom line?

I recently wrote a blog post entitled “What are your core values?” It seemed important to me that having a small number of clearly articulated core values is central to gaining alignment between staff, customers and overall business strategy. I received a comment on the blog from Geoff Crowley (www.higalv.co.uk) essentially saying that writing them […]

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What on earth is a Magnetic Leader?

What on earth is a Magnetic Leader?

I have been watching, for quite some time, the #LeadershipChat twitter stream from C-Level Strategies CEO @LisaPetrilli.  Being based in the UK, the 8pm Eastern Time group chat is difficult for me to join every Tuesday. I therefore read the digest as soon as it is posted each Wednesday. (Click here for last evenings chat) […]

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Culture and Strategy – Avoiding the Collision

Culture and Strategy – Avoiding the Collision

I have just finished reading John Boyle and Kevin Klustner’s FC Expert blog piece entitled Collective Leadership Drives Sustainable Growth. The article talks to the point that it is no longer simply about making the right decision. More often, it is about understanding the trade-offs and ensuring decisions are made broadly across the company in […]

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Three Things Strong Leaders Do

Three Things Strong Leaders Do

Today, Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) posted a blog article entitle “Three Things Strong Leaders Do.” He was reporting on Harry Kraemer’s speech at the Kellog Leadership Conference. Having had the opportunity to hear Harry speak several years ago, I was eager to read Dan Rockwell’s blog article. The three pieces of wisdom were: Keep it Simple […]

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Thoughts on Peer Leadership

Thoughts on Peer Leadership

John Baldoni’s recent blog post entitled How to Lead Your Peers tackles the thorny issue of  demonstrating authority by showing that you are willing to share your authority with others. Clearly, an attempt to lead your peers is simply a means of exerting control over them. Handled badly, you can end up in a situation where […]

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