The Leadership Coach, Part 1

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 in Blog, Business Leadership

On Being the Kind of Leader Others Want to Follow The key to becoming an effective leader is not to focus on making other people follow, but on making yourself the kind of person they want to follow. You must become someone others can trust to take them where they want to go. (Leadership maxim: you can get what you want if you help others get what they want) As you prepare yourself to become an even more effective leader, use the following as...

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The Leadership Coach, Part 2

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 in Blog, Business Leadership

Laws of Leadership 1. The Law of the Lid – you can not lead beyond where you are… therefore, go deep in your own self-understanding 2. The Law of Influence – the true measure of leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less, therefore, understand clearly where you have influence and where you do not 3. The Law of Process – leadership develops daily, not in a day, therefore, be curious about the world, ask questions, be open to new...

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The Black Swan author on CNBC

Posted on Aug 14, 2009 in Blog, Business Leadership

Nasim Taleb and Roubini appear side by side on Squawk Box on CNBC. You couldn’t get two people that are more bearish on the future… One of the challenges I see with Taleb, although appreciating his work, is he is looking for someone to blame for the economic crisis. I believe there is enough blame to go around AND if this is to be solved, you must INCLUDE all the best minds with the appropriate focus to move forward. If we blamed anyone with...

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Mountain or Desert?

Posted on Jul 1, 2009 in Blog, Business Leadership

Problem-solving is the quickest way to earn respect and influence. However, not all problem-solvers are good leaders and not all problem-solving is seen as good (see John Maxwell, 2007). The metaphor that should be considered by problem-solvers and all seekers should be what is before them – a desert or a mountain? Mountains need to be climbed and requires technical ability as well as technology. If you have seen recent pictures of base camps...

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One Leadership Manifesto

Posted on Jun 20, 2009 in Blog, Business Leadership

A Leadership Manifesto By Dennis Alimena, Ph.D. The Top of the House: Working at the top of the house is an honor and a great pleasure. These leaders hold the collective “keys to the organization.” They are the decision makers and they should be responsible for big decisions (some leadership teams get caught up in the most excruciating minutia… instead of staying strategic in their time together). This is an interesting developmental...

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Leadership and Crisis Management

Posted on Jun 18, 2009 in Blog, Business Leadership

What does a leader do during an unpredictable high impact crisis? Vince Lombardi believed that on a football field “the best defense is a good offense.” Confident teams driving toward a goal are beauties to behold – particularly elegant and fun to watch when times are good. But the test of the team’s mettle and leadership comes when a crisis appears. The current financial crisis affords all business leaders — especially those of us at...

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