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Digging Deeper

Asking the tough questions to get to the heart of the matter. Throughout my years as a leadership consultant and coach, I find that a lot of what I do comes down to asking the right questions, and being a careful but active listener. Often, these are questions that people don’t always want to hear,…

And the question is…

Ten Interview Questions To consider when Seeking Your Next Leadership Opportunity.  What should I ask when it’s my turn? That is perhaps one of the top questions I am asked by clients who are near the end of their career transition as they prepare for the interview.   You understand the routine.  You go to…

How Do You Shine?

                    Expertise What is it, that you bring to the table? Is it skills, knowledge, education, background, those intangibles all rolled into what we call “expertise”? One of my favorite quotable movie scenes is a hilarious moment in Monty Python’s Holy Grail, in which King Arthur…

I Hear The Music

Many of my business associates are quite surprised when I tell them about my background in music.  It’s almost as if they’re thinking, “I can’t see you as one of those long-haired musicians.”  At the same time, my music friends whom I’ve not seen for several years are quite surprised to hear about my success…

Insomnia

What keep you awake at night? I find in my daily interactions with Business Leaders a variety of issues creating their personal Insomnia.  You might find it interesting that not all the reasons for staying awake are related directly to their business. These Presidents, Owners, CEO’s, and C-Suite Leaders are just like you and I….

10/80/10 – The Lost Sheep

I am quite intrigued with the 10/80/10 rule when working through group dynamics.  When I say this in an informal setting, I hear…”Oh, you mean the Pareto principle of 80/20?”  The Pareto principle is popularized by the common strategy of 80% of something (sales, problems, solutions, etc) come from 20% of something (customers, employees, ideas,…

But, What’s Most Important?

What’s your favorite competency of successful Leaders? Thats the question I seem to receive from those who have begun subscribing to the Rare Leader™ challenge. What’s my favorite? I thought for a minute, not about my personal selection, but more so to create a bit of a dramatic pause. As my client leaned forward to…

The Infinite Worth Of Others

My work with so many Leaders, and so many companies brings a wonderful variety of insights into among other things, Culture.  I have seen examples of high growth, constant change, dysfunction, passive aggressiveness, stable, transparent, innovative, academic, and more… One Organization actually has imbedded within it’s Value Statement to recognizes the “infinite worth of others”. …

A Balanced Focus

We all seek balance in our lives.  Thats all the rage these days.  Do you have proper work/life balance?  Is there a good balance between meetings, e-mails, phone calls, and one on one time?  Can you multi task and balance all that you have to do today?  Balance.  It’s all about balance. The Rare Leader…

The Chosen Road

We make choices in our life.  From the time we are able to think on our own, we are presented with opportunities to assess, analyze, problem solve, and implement a decision. While young, our decisions to crawl from side of the room to another might seem slight, but at the time, it was a major…