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Leadership Lessons from the Pitch

I recently attended a Carolina Dynamo soccer match. I am not a big fan of soccer. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m a snob (wouldn’t be the first time that was told to me). Here are some things I learned: … READ MORE

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Three Ways to Influence

Influence. It’s the power or ability to personally affect others’ actions, decisions, opinions or thinking. Ultimately, it allows you to get things done and achieve desired outcomes. On one level, influence is about compliance–getting someone to do what you want … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from the Eiffel Tower

What do you see when effective leadership happens? I’m willing to bet you see DAC: Direction, Alignment and Commitment. On my second installment of videos from the Eiffel Tower, I thought about this as I took in Paris from the tower’s … READ MORE

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Crisis in Leadership: The Healthcare Bill

The Democratic Party achieved a significant victory last Sunday by voting to pass the healthcare bill in the House of Representatives. This achievement was the culmination of a more than yearlong struggle to move the legislation through Congress. The Center for Creative … READ MORE

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Leadership beyond leaders and followers: The case of the no-tipping policy, Pt 1

In my first two posts (27 Aug 2008 and 24 Sep 2008) I wrote about leadership in situations where there is no leader, in the sense that there is no asymmetrical influence, no person with more influence than others.  I argued … READ MORE

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Leadership Beyond Leaders and Followers, part 2

In my first post I wrote about the interest I and some colleagues of mine here at CCL have in leadership in situations where there is no leader, that is, no person with more influence over others than others have … READ MORE

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Leadership Beyond Leaders and Followers

A lot of people think of a leader as a person who influences other people more than other people influence her or him.  This extra increment of influence might come from the leader’s superior knowledge, inspiring vision, personal magnetism, greater … READ MORE

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