Small Steps

Small Steps When you think of important people from the twentieth century, you’re unlikely to consider Norman Borlaug. In fact, most people probably don’t even know who he is. However, his dedication to small, quiet actions kept millions of people in Mexico, India, Pakistan, and multiple other countries from starving. Borlaug was born in 1914 […]

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5 Critical Objectives for Flat Leadership

5 Critical Objectives for Flat Leadership 1. Vision The communication of vision is the primary responsibility of the Chief Executive. The flat leader lives in the future and can transparently and consistently articulate the vision of success so that every team member and stakeholder has clarity about the organization’s Mission, Values, and DNA.  2. Strategy […]

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The Future is Flat

The Future is Flat In a knowledge economy, flat leadership allows success to rise. Flat leadership is all about providing equal opportunity for employees to grow and advance. But equal opportunity doesn’t dissolve structure, hierarchy, or translate to equal rewards. “Like every other institution that coordinates human efforts to a social end, the corporation must […]

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Mentoring 101

Mentoring 101 Mentorship is vital whether you are a young professional just starting out, or a seasoned veteran in your field. Maintain a variety of mentoring relationships to boost your professional competencies.  Look specifically for these three types… A person who is older/wiser: someone who has more expertise than you because of their past experiences  […]

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Change Your World

Change Your World Perhaps you’ve heard that next month is the release of a new book I had the honor to write with John C. Maxwell: Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make A Difference. In this book, John and I share practical advice for initiating positive change in your sphere of influence. John […]

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Advice as to Advertising

Advice as to Advertising The goal of mentoring isn’t to gain the gratitude of your mentees or kudos of your peers. Gratitude is a natural by-product for a job well done. Kudos are wrapped in your mentee’s success. Leonard Bernstein’s letter to his mentor Serge Koussevitzky, the famous Russian-born conductor, composer, and Boston Symphony Orchestra […]

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