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ADHD At Work For Leaders

ADHD At Work For Leaders

When I learned I had ADHD at age 40, I was grateful to have a label for my way of being. I read all I could on the subject. In the process, I discovered compensatory strategies for leading myself and others.

One of the most effective strategies I employed was to change how people reported to me.

I explained to employees that if they wanted to keep my attention, they should provide me with the headline, key sound bites, and the outcome before launching into the story. That way I would stay attuned during their reports, ask better questions, and leave with a better understanding.

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business partners

Top 10 Questions Business Partners Fail to Ask

As a business leader who built a company from 2 to 2,200 employees with a business partner, and as a business coach who has work with many business partnerships for over a decade, I know what gets said between business partners and what is often left unsaid. Today’s post is about the questions business partners […]

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The Well of Grief

The Well of Grief

Those who will not slip beneath the still surface on the well of grief turning downward through its black water to the place we cannot breathe will never know the source from which we drink, the secret water, cold and clear, nor find in the darkness glimmering the small round coins thrown by those who […]

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Gandhi Wisdom

Gandhi Wisdom

Gandhi wisdom: Gandhi showed his wisdom in how he handled people that were difficult. This story is a great lesson for all who deal with difficult people.

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Value Ball

Don’t Drop the Values Ball

When reviewing values, we ask employees to provide a narrative of each of the values they’ve seen in action. Some companies have taken the best of these stories and published them for all the employees; they give a copy to new employees, too, so that they know what it looks like to put these values into behaviors.

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Emotional IQ and EQ Infographic

Emotional IQ Infographic

Your emotional IQ is determined by the level of your emotional intelligence. It’s a major factor in your personal and professional perceptions and interactions. Find out just how important it really is!

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Coaching in a Vacuum vs. Coaching with Context

Coaching in a Vacuum vs. Coaching with Context

Coaches should help you devise organizational strategies that fit your competencies, capabilities, and capacity. Further, coaches should help you assess and establish the roles and responsibilities of each team member as you seek to accomplish the strategy’s actions and objectives. Coaches can and should help you capture, communicate, and even shape your organization’s culture, too.

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Leadership

Leadership Lesson from an Off-Road Champion Driver

If you are the one driving the organization, limit the hairpin turns in strategy, vision, or mission. Your helmet may be screwed into the car, but your coworkers’ helmets aren’t. Don’t give them whiplash.

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success is never a solo act

Success Is Never a Solo Act

Success is never a solo act, except in the imaginations of narcissists. Recognize those that came before you and those who are with you now.

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Leadership Vision Test: How does your vision work?

Leadership Vision Test: How does your vision work?

Your eye translates signals via rods and cones to the optic nerve. In general, there are far more rods on the periphery of your retina and a much higher concentration of cones in the central fovea. Rods help us detect motion and see in the dark. Cones allow us to see color and have high-resolution […]

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Thinking Fast

Thinking Fast, While Executing Slowly

Thinking Fast as an Entrepreneur Entrepreneurial leaders are open-minded, energetic, and always questioning. They ask: How can we do it better? Where should we go from here? What is preventing us from taking action, and how can it be overcome? Couldn’t we do this and that? These questions lead to millions of ideas, and entrepreneurial […]

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Jobs at risk for automation

47% of US Jobs at Risk for Automation

  Jobs at risk for automation An Oxford University study conducted by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne suggests that 47 percent of US jobs are at high risk due to computerization; they could be replaced in the next decade or two. This study was based on a detailed study of 702 occupations, and […]

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The Eulogy Exercise

The Eulogy Exercise

We each live two lives. The first is the life we live before we realize that we only get to live one life. Then there is living that life.

We know we only have one life….and yet most of us still act as if we’ll get a chance for a do-over. We let ourselves get bogged down by minutia or trapped in routines, and don’t consider what we might be doing instead and how we want to be remembered.

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We shall not cease from exploration

We Shall Not Cease From Exploration – T.S. Elliot

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, remembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning; At the source of the longest river The […]

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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ― Abraham Lincoln

Befriending Enemies: Is It Worth It?

In Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin tells the story of how Abraham Lincoln invited and accepted three Cabinet members who had previously run against him in the 1860 Republican nomination: Attorney General Edward Bates, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, and Secretary of State William H. Seward. Lincoln’s gesture was both noble and […]

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