“People change what they do less because they are given analysis that shifts their thinking than because they are shown a truth that influences their feelings.”  – John Kotter As leaders, we can increase our effectiveness in communicating our organization’s vision and mission, by remembering that we must appeal to people’s emotions first. As John…

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If you examine what it takes to be a successful leader, you’ll find that integrity tops the list of essential leadership competencies. While it may not be a sexy or popular topic in today’s often polarized climate, a leader who demonstrates integrity through truthfulness, accountability, and efforts to keep their promises, is much more likely to be…

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“It all starts with clarity. You have to know WHY you do WHAT you do… people don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it, so it follows that if you don’t know WHY you do WHAT you do, how will anyone else?”  – Simon Sinek, Start With Why  Do you follow what Simon…

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Over the last 15 years, I’ve done quite a bit of coaching with leaders who are preparing to interview for various leadership roles. One of my best pieces of advice to them is to demonstrate congruence in their interview. That is, when they say they have particular values, strengths or abilities, they need to be able to…

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