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Great Leaders Put People in Their Strength Zones

Great Leaders Put People in Their Strength Zones

Leadership expert John Maxwell tells an illuminating story about his high school basketball team. One typical afternoon, Maxwell showed up to basketball practice. The coach announced that the first-string would play against the second-string. Maxwell, being a first...

The 5 Science-Based Practices of a Thriving Organization

The 5 Science-Based Practices of a Thriving Organization

If you have been in the workplace for a while, chances are good that you've had a job you didn’t love. The research we discuss today will help you understand what was lacking in that employer. If you currently run a company or lead a team, you need to know these 5...

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Great Leaders Paint a Compelling Picture of the Future

Great Leaders Paint a Compelling Picture of the Future

The photo in this post is one I took several years ago. For many years I arranged most of our travel plans based on top shark-diving locations around the world. When we decided to go to Australia, I began my typical obsessive researching of the best companies. At that...

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Get the Right People on Your Bus

Get the Right People on Your Bus

This series will give you simple strategies for killer teams. Today’s BIG IDEA—Research shows there is absolutely nothing more vital to building a high-performance team than getting the right people on (or off) your bus. In his landmark book Good to Great, Jim Collins...

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Seven Practices for Leading Your Marriage

Seven Practices for Leading Your Marriage

“It’s not lack of love, but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”—Nietzsche In western cultures, about 90% of people get married by age 50. And according to the American Psychological Association (2021), nearly 50% of first marriages end in divorce. The...

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Parenting Skills Need to Be Part of Your Leadership Toolkit

Parenting Skills Need to Be Part of Your Leadership Toolkit

Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash Your greatest impact on the world may not be something you do, but someone you raise.  In fact, leadership author and pastor of the largest church in North America, Andy Stanley, says that being a parent is the only leadership role he...

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Mentors Help You Climb Higher and Go Faster

Mentors Help You Climb Higher and Go Faster

 “The first law of leadership is that people do what people see.” –John Maxwell The older I get, the more I realize how simple human behavior can be. To a huge extent—people do what people see. We become like those we watch.  Whether we meet with a mentor for coffee,...

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