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Last week I wrote about the positive correlation between a leader’s character and financial returns.  This week I discuss the value of a compassionate leader.  Similarly, Christina Boedker of the Australian School of Business found a ‘positive link between productivity and compassionate leadership.’ She found the ‘greatest influence on profitability and productivity is the ability...
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I have the pleasure of knowing Fred Kiel, founder of the international coaching and leadership firm KRW.  Fred is well-known for his books on Moral Intelligence.  Just recently he presented at TEDxBGI, during which he showed that leadership character demonstrably leads to higher financial returns.  Moreover, he gave us clear criteria for what constitutes character...
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Last week I wrote about what I learned from Daniel Goleman and Dan Siegel, MD, at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching Professional Association conference.  This week I want to tell you about some other news for coaches from Harvard’s Medical School, specifically coaching perfectionists, from a session led by Jeff Szymanski.  Perfectionism is a behavior often...
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Every Sunday the New York Times interviews executives who have a special message about or insight into leadership and their personal techniques for success. In this blog, I’d like to cover the essential points about leadership as described by James P. Hackett, president and CEO of Steelcase, the office furniture company based in Grand Rapids,...
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Jonathan Alter, a well-known author, recently wrote an article in August for Business Week entitled “A Checklist for Change.”  While Mr. Alter most often writes about politics, what could be more appropriate than his writing about management?  Politics and management are inextricably linked.  Committees are inescapable in both arenas. The premise of the article —...
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I came upon a new blog entirely by accident.  Normally I scan blogs and never view them again.  But this one was different.  It’s entitled Treasury Cafe and is written by David Waltz.  He has many important things to say and his style is simple and straightforward, which I think all lessons should be. His...
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The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School publishes straightforward and practical research articles across a broad spectrum of management topics.  In their latest, entitled Talent Builders: Lead the Way in Developing Your People, the three authors describe why ‘developing talent is a long-term investment that must be executed by line leaders in an organization.’...
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