Monthly Archives: December 2012

4 Bad Attitudes that Hinder Change Leadership

What gets in the way of leading change? Bad attitudes can. CCL’s John McGuire says four general attitudes are common reasons why many managers, leaders and executives shrink back from leading change and, instead, focus on managing operations. You may … READ MORE

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Why was George Bailey ‘the richest man in town?’

Can a movie about a businessman help us with recent events? We all know the story and you can see it on TVs anywhere on the dial.  George Bailey, depicted in Frank Capra’s masterpiece, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” is a … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from the Driving Range

It was a privilege to train 23 wonderful people at CCL’s Maximizing your Leadership Potential program Nov 7-9. At the beginning of each program, we ask participants what they want to get out of the program. This last program, at … READ MORE

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Travel Well, Travel Light

Over the years, I’ve honed an approach to travel that works well for me. That is no small feat because I have two seemingly conflicting interests. One is to travel as cheaply and as lightly as possible. The other is … READ MORE

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Bringing Focus to Innovation Leadership: Part 4, Five Steps to Jump-start the Real Drivers of Innovation

Pulled from the white paper, “Becoming a Leader Who Fosters Innovation,” by David Magellan Horth and Jonathan Vehar We’ve seen that innovation is a compelling object for organizations as they look for ways to grow their top line via their … READ MORE

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