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The Most Neglected Act of Innovation

The Most Neglected Act of Innovation

If you’ve never seen it before, it’s hard to describe the power of an avalanche. Fortunately, I’ve never experienced one myself. But I have seen their power. This weekend, Karin and I cycled in the Colorado mountains between Frisco and Copper Mountain. […]

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How to stop wasting people's courage

How to Stop Wasting People’s Courage

Eliminate courage sinkholes to energize your team. When you think about inspiring courage at work, what comes to mind? Encouraging your team to … Speak their truth in meetings? Challenge your thinking? Share new ideas? Question the way we’ve always done it? […]

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11 inspiring leadership secrets from bonsai

11 Inspiring Leadership Secrets from Bonsai

A mature bonsai tree commands attention. With a single tree, a master evokes an entire landscape and tells a story of power, perseverance, struggle, or abundance. As I’ve studied bonsai, I realized there are many leadership secrets available for leaders who want […]

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How to Lead When There's Not Enough Time

How to Lead When There’s Not Enough Time

When There’s Not Enough Time Your Leadership Is More Important Than Ever Sheila raised her hand and asked for the microphone. We were near the end of a powerful leadership development program where the participants had worked hard on culture-transformation. She took […]

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Hidden leadership problem with passion

The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion

One problem with passion is that it’s no substitute for good leadership. Passion is good. You want team members who love their work and serve their customers with passion. We are big believers in the power of purpose. Connecting what you’ve asked […]

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