Category: Leadership Development

Leadership lessons from C. F. Martin

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The C. F. Martin Guitar Company sold their first guitar in 1833. They’ve had a quality reputation and family ownership since the beginning.  Here’s a quote from their 1904 catalog: “How to build a guitar to give this tone is not a secret. It takes care and patience. Care in selecting materials, laying out the  »  Read More

Practicing Leadership

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First, we said, “Practice makes perfect.” Then, we heard about Anders Ericsson and “deliberate practice.” It turned out that deliberate practice was only good for certain fields. For deliberate practice to work you needed a recognized body of knowledge. You needed standard training methods. And you  »  Read More

Leadership and a Quart of Bourbon a Day

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Books and speakers and motivational posters tell us to copy what great leaders do so we can be great too. Whenever I hear that advice, I think about Herb Kelleher. The founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines changed the industry. He made it possible for more people to fly than ever before. He also created and led an airline  »  Read More

Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 2/13/17

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Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I’m pointing you to articles about leadership, strategy, industries, innovation, women and work, and work and learning now and in the future. Highlights  »  Read More

How will you get better today?

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There’s no such thing as “overnight success” in leadership. Great leaders don’t get great all at once. They get great by making a little progress every day and then stringing that progress together across the years and the decades. If you want to become a great leader, don’t try to do it all at once. Instead  »  Read More

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