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Normally this blog gives freely and asks little. Today is different. We’re giving and asking.  You see starting tomorrow and for the next two or three weeks, scores of leaders and coaches worldwide will apply for admission to The Leadership … Continue reading

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One of the most powerful, simple, and unique team-building tools in my arsenal is actually a mindset. This mindset is powerful enough to create breakthrough communication and thinking. Its uniqueness comes from the fact that so few people have it … Continue reading

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In U.S. culture, when we claim to “intend” something, we’re usually making a conscious pledge — such as a stated goal. However, “intentionality” is always both conscious and unconscious, and the majority of our behavior is actually controlled unconsciously. If … Continue reading

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Is it easy for you to grant a small favor to someone you’ve just met? Are you just as willing to ask a favor of someone you’ve just met? Most people are much more willing to grant a favor than … Continue reading

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Collaboration Is Not About Being Right or Wrong Some people exhibit such a need to be right that they can’t stand evidence to the contrary. Do you work with someone like that? These are the folks who work overtime to … Continue reading

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Here’s the winner of the badge design contest for the Leadership Gift Accreditation Program. This design was chosen from 63 entries (see contest post). Four levels of accreditation are available. Leadership Gift Program members can apply for the designation of Recognized … Continue reading

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Most leaders have the motivation process exactly backward! For who knows how long, when you (a leader) wanted me (a follower) to commit to high performance, you and I both expected YOU to tell ME what’s in it for me … Continue reading

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Do you know exactly what you want? Do your partners know exactly what you want? Do you know exactly what they want? Over the years, I have been fascinated and focused on the power of outcome thinking. For instance: Why … Continue reading

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We just posted the download page for the German version of The Responsibility Process poster. You can download it–and a number of other languages–in full color PDF and make as many copies as you like. Read more about the project … Continue reading

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In a previous post I called attention to “consent” as the root of “consensus” (as well as the basis for participation in any group). What some people love and others hate about the process of consensus decision-making is that it … Continue reading

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