Author Archive | Brian Dodd

6 Results Of Leaders Who Have Problems With Anger

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The only difference between anger and danger is the letter “d”.  We tend to value leaders who have a certain level of intensity but the reality is, leaders with anger problems will simply have limited influence and shorter tenures. In Sam Walker’s incredible new book The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates The World’s […]

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10 Books Every Leader Should Read This Summer

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Why is it important for leaders to be readers?  Reading is a demonstration of humility.  It communicates that a leader understands he/she has not arrived yet.  There is a gap from where they are and where they need to be.  Therefore, leadership demands continual learning. Also, I have found reading to be the fastest way […]

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4 Steps To Transferring A Leader’s Private Practices Into Public Influence

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We have all seen great leaders, athletes, politicians, teachers, business leaders and public officials taken down by private behavior.  The opposite is true as well.  Healthy private practices can have a positive effect on your public influence.  So what steps can we take improve our character? Recently BELAY Solutions shed some light on this topic.  If you […]

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The Paranoia, Generosity And Success Of Your Employees

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Adam Grant has been recognized as Wharton’s top-rated teacher for five consecutive years and is considered by many one of the world’s most influential thinkers.  An organizational psychologist, Adam studies how we can find motivation, meaning and lead more generous and creative lives. I recently finished reading his incredible book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.  I cannot recommend […]

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How Do You Select A Great Leader? Here Are 39 Tips.

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Each year 32 different organizations, each worth over a billion dollars, spend tens of millions of dollars, dedicate dozens of staff, and combine thousands of hours of strategic thinking to finding the perfect leader to add to their team. These 32 billion-dollar organizations make up the National Football League and here is what these teams know […]

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7 Qualities Of The Most Powerful Leaders

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“[Some people] are just too tunnel vision all the time and [say], ‘I’m going to succeed and kick #%* in life.’ and they just trample over everyone.  The people to me who are the most powerful leaders are the ones who have great talent in whatever their field is, great conviction in their ability to […]

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