Integrity – the Leadership Gap between Excellence and Mediocrity

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“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy,” according to Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Integrity is defined as soundness of moral principle and character; ethical, uprightness, honor and honesty – strong convictions built on ...

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Hit the Ground Running…or Not

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Do you hit the ground running in the morning and never stop until you drop back into bed exhausted at the day’s end? Does your view of peak performance begin the moment you get into your car, set foot in your office, or have that first sip of coffee?

If yes, you are missing the two most important things you need to do to set the tone for a successful day: what you hear and what you do during the first ...

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Make Room for Innovation – Discard Old Systems

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Are organizational boxes keeping you imprisoned in the “we’ve always done it this way” mode? Are you finding it impossible to rapidly adapt to change within existing bureaucratic confines?

The workforce that begins in confining boxes stays confined and cannot work to its highest potential. Workers cannot become fully engaged, maximize productivity or work at peak performance because they are always bumping into barriers that prevent forward movement. Nor can they cope with change easily and adapt or respond to it ...

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Three Ways to Increase Efficiency

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There is a lot of research showing a direct correlation between productivity and clutter, otherwise known as “stuff.” Personal efficiency, effectiveness and productivity decline when clutter and chaos are on the rise. Do piles of paper, stacks of stuff, disorganization and information mismanagement take over your home and workplace while efficiency, effectiveness and personal joy vanish right before your eyes?

The National Association of Professional Organizations says paper clutter is the number one problem for most businesses. Studies show the average ...

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Is your personal energy quotient full?

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Is there such a thing as a personal energy quotient? If the answer is yes, just what exactly is it? And, how do you know if it is full or empty? These questions are often raised by students in my classes or when dealing directly with a client in their home or office. The answer is “yes”, everyone has a personal energy quotient and it is very important that your energy quotient is close to full at all times.

When your ...

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