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Your Most Important Asset as a Leader is Not What You Think

Several years ago, Gallup did a poll that looked at the state of the American workforce. The results weren’t encouraging. When they tallied up the results, a stunning 71% of the workforce was not fully engaged in their work. For those keeping score at home, that means that only 29% are fully committed to doing their best at work. What’s worse, a Towers Watson study showed that 26% [...]

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Why ‘Flying By the Seat of Your Pants’ is Not the Best Version of You

“Let’s just throw it against the wall and see what sticks.” “I’m just winging it here.” “I feel like I’m really flying by the seat of my pants.” You may have heard (or even said) statements like these before in your work life. Comments like these indicate a lack of insight, feeling unprepared, rushed, and/or not in control. These are also statements that do not build confidence if [...]

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Accountability Part 4: The High Performance Team of Your Dreams

In the previous three blog posts about accountability, the foundation was laid for understanding what it means in the business context and how certain types of accountability can put organizations in risky positions or, at best, cause an inefficient use of resources. Now its time to discuss the highest level of accountability, which is seen in the most successful teams: Personal Accountability. When Alan Mulally took over as CEO of Ford Motor Company, the [...]

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Why California is Leading the Way with Talent

One of the biggest challenges in any organization is attracting and retaining the best talent available. In a difficult economy, the employer controls the job market, as jobs are at a premium, and employees are willing to forego some job satisfaction for a stable job. However, with the economy in an upswing, employers are finding that even employees who are generally content with their work situation are exploring the job market – going on [...]

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