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The perplexing power of power

I’ve been thinking a lot about power recently. Not in a megalomaniacal, mwah ha ha kind of way but in a how does the mere concept of power affect our ability to lead from the middle kind of way.

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Movers and quitters

One of the things that never fails to surprise and disappoint me is when I hear that it’s easier to find a job elsewhere than to get one internally. 

Right now, the job market has roared

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Welcome to the B-Suite

“Not all leaders want to become a C-Suite executive, but they should all be enabled to operate like one.”

All leaders are too busy – and they are getting busier.All leaders yearn for more space to

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99% of problems are not worth solving

One of my coaching clients had a penchant for ‘turning over rocks’ and solving what-ever he found beneath.  It meant that he was incredibly busy, and lots of people were grateful to him for fixing up their issues, but

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There’s no such thing as a diplomatic hand grenade.

Go ahead, avoid those difficult conversations.

Wait, what did you say? How can you avoid difficult conversations and still be productive? What rubbish!

But it’s what you want to do – admit it.

Difficult conversations are SO against our nature, that right now more than 50% of your workforce is avoiding having one, and 11% will even quit their job – yes actually quit – in order to avoid one.

We spend $$$ training our people to have difficult conversations. We should be teaching them to avoid conversations getting difficult in the first place.

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