A Manager vs a Leader: Which Are You?

If you are like most people, you want to be great in your role. Everyone wants to progress forward in their career and get better along the way. The hard reality is, that the norm in business and in life is that if we aren’t intentional about trying to improve, we can stagnate and develop habits that make us ineffective. We want to lead, but we just end up managing. So what is the difference between a manager and a leader?

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3 Keys to Finding the Right Executive Coach

Does your business need a jumpstart? Is revenue low, morale declining, or are your leadership tactics no longer making an impact? This may be the perfect time to look into leadership coaching.An executive coaching program should do more than just set you up with a speaker reading over a PowerPoint presentation. A really great executive coaching program will help your senior leaders to better foster relationships, build strategy, and improve revenue and communications – all done in an environment where you can be creative, and think outside the box.

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Dave Fladung
4 Mindsets for Better Innovation

You probably know the myth of innovation as a sudden flash of insight that comes from nowhere. We read about that “aha” moment, or that light bulb turning on in the mind of some inventor or innovator, and this is true to an extent. Einstein really did get flashes of insight while shaving in the morning. However, he was, of course, working on the particular problems he had insight into, and he didn’t suddenly have ideas for new kitchen gadgets or movie plots.

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7 Ways To Make Your Customers Feel Important

Two important pre-reading notes: Before you choose to read or not read this article, let me make two things clear: Everyone has Customers – even if you work in an internal staff department in a large firm, you have Customers. They are the people you to whom you provide work. And second, don’t be put off by the term Customer. Maybe you call them Clients, Students, Patients, or (heaven forbid!) Users. If one of those words works better for you, read that word every time you read Customer. Now that I have eliminated your reasons for not reading, please continue …

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5 Steps for Succession Planning

The demand for leadership talent greatly exceeds supply. If economic growth continues at a modest 2% for the next 15 years, there would be a need for 1/3 more senior leaders than there are today. Who will replace your retiring executives, and how will you keep your company’s leadership pipeline full?

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