13
Oct
Leadership Lessons from Garfield: Humility
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“I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that I may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat.”— Millard, Candice. Destiny of the Republic (p. 18). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. President James A. Garfield was able to say this because […]

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23
Sep

Update 9-23-11: For additional great examples of leaders can be both born and made, please see our latest research on how such leaders balance building trust and maintaining control,  and how they can create lasting positive change. Update 5-25-10 This post continues to be one of our most popular.  As we write our sequel to […]

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1
Jun

In this month’s issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, there is a great article about the need for leaders to be self-aware, which prevents them from becoming arrogant.  I knew that Aneil would appreciate this because the title of her article is “Confidence vs. Arrogance“.  We have had this conversation many times in our partnership–which is which–sometimes […]

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19
May

David Brooks of the New York Times had this to say yesterday: In other words, warm, flexible, team-oriented and empathetic people are less likely to thrive as C.E.O.’s. Organized, dogged, anal-retentive and slightly boring people are more likely to thrive. These results are consistent with a lot of work that’s been done over the past […]

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31
Jan

We are still in the early stages of marketing our book , even though we published it last spring, simply because we’ve been busy doing our jobs as professors, raising our children, and other important activities.  We are currently looking for a literary agent and a mainstream publisher.  To get the word out further, we […]

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21
Jan

It takes time and energy for others to listen to our concerns. It takes even more effort for them to listen to us carefully and help us reflect on what we are trying to say. This is where a coach can be helpful to you. A good coach is a good listener. A good coach […]

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