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April 21, 2014

Recently, The Center for Leadership Studies conducted a survey asking our clients to identify the top leadership challenges that they are facing within their specific organization.

Due to the results provided, we have started a series of blog posts that will address the challenges they proposed. In this post, we will address: leadership drive.

Consider for a moment the pressure associated with being a thought leader. When you break it down, the job of a thought leader is basically to write something, or say something, that literally forces the rest of us to go … “WOW!”

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April 20, 2014

What is it about the month of December that just sort of naturally gets people in a reflective mood?

The obvious answer is that December constitutes the end of the year. And, for whatever reason, the end of the year is the most natural time to give thanks, take a deep breath or two and engage in an objective assessment of what you can do to improve something in the year to come.

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December 13, 2013

On a scale of 1-10, how loyal would you say you are to the organization you work for? And yes, we understand; loyalty is kind of a complicated thing. So, don’t kill yourself trying to achieve some ideal state of irrefutable objectivity. Apply “critical subjective thought” and pick a number.

Conversely (and using the same scale), how committed would you say you are to your craft? For instance, regardless of the organization you happen to be working for currently, how devoted are you to your particular vocation (i.e., lawyer; doctor; learning professional, etc.)? Put another way, how important are the values, principles and standards established by your profession to you as you perform your role? (more…)

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October 15, 2013

Marketing is cool. It’s one of those disciplines that requires equal parts objective analysis, predictive dexterity and creative talent. When those capabilities come together in support of a quality product, it is indeed a beautiful thing. (more…)

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September 16, 2013

Bad diversity training is absolutely the worst. Not that any bad training is something to look forward to, but bad diversity training almost invariably produces unintended consequences that are highly undesirable. With that as a premise, there are three points we would like you to consider: (more…)

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