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Creating A Healthy Workplace Culture With A No-Gossip, No Exceptions Policy


The late business management guru Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  The famous author Jon Gordon noted, “Culture consists of the shared purpose, attitudes, values, goals, practices, behaviors, and habits that define a team or organization.”  He also added, “It is the culture you create that is going to determine whether your players […]

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10 Leadership Lessons From The Navy SEALS

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On May 19th, 2014, Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas, gave the commencement address to his alma mater’s graduating class.  If you want to be inspired, watch a video of the speech above. The university’s slogan is “What starts here changes […]

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The One Thing All Smart Leaders Believe

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Legendary Duke Blue Devils mens basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski once said, “The single most important ingredient after you get talent is internal leadership.  It’s not the coaches as much as one single person or people on the team who set higher standards than that team would normally set for itself.” The following are 6 Lessons […]

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The 10 Commandments Of Leadership


Many times I teach leadership to organizations whose people have varying degrees of knowledge on the subject of leadership.  Some are experienced leaders.  Many are just beginning their journey of influence. To help provide a foundation for their growth and understanding, I teach the following 10 Commandments Of Leadership.  Some of these concepts were taught […]

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15 Habits Of The NFL’s Most Successful Players


On Monday evening, June 26th the NFL Network announced the league’s Top 10 players as voted on by the players.  If you are a leader, this is an important list because it shows what talented people admire about their contemporaries. The following 15 Habits Of The NFL’s Most Successful Players: The Most Successful People Are Resilient. […]

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5 Habits Of Highly Successful Teams

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“We are essentially trying to fly a boat with no engine.”  These are the words of America’s Cup Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill.  He would know.  The licensed pilot captains a vessel which can reach speeds in excess of 60 mph. In the May 25th edition of USA Today, Spithill discussed just some of […]

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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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The Paranoia, Generosity And Success Of Your Employees


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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