Ebbing Causes Problems for Many Mid-career Leaders

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At some point in the middle stage of your leadership career, it’s common to be consumed with the thought, “there must be something more.” The job of a leader, which looked so enviable when you were younger

What’s Next for Me and My Career?

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So, you’ve been in your initial supervisory position for a reasonable amount of time to show everyone interested your blossoming leadership mojo. You think you finally have a handle on what is expected of you in the

Mid-career Leadership Is Harder Than You Ever Expected

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My work with leaders has convinced me how immensely difficult is to get leadership right. Leading other people is really, really hard. Indeed, the sheer glut of leadership books may be the best evidence of how hard

Leaders Use Opportunity, Not Fear, to Motivate

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Using fear to motivate people is cheap leadership. Any two-bit dictator can use fear to get things done. It takes no finesse or intelligence and ultimately works against the leader. The temporary spike in motivation

Simplifying Leadership—Seriously!

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Last month I wrote about how hard leadership is. A quick recap on why that is: Total