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Leadership Tip: Want to Be a Bright Light in Your Organization’s Power Grid? Be Shirley!

Time to Read: 2.5 mins… Every organization has an org chart which shows the management hierarchy and reporting relationships, usually in some form of pyramid structure, which most employees are familiar with. Every organization also has a “Power Grid” which is almost never mapped out or even thought about. Yet it is the Power Grid […]

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Leadership Tip: What Are Your Spheres of Influence?

Time to Read: 1 min…  We all have them. Everybody is part of several spheres in which they have influence. Definition: “a field or area in which an individual has power to affect events and developments.”The most obvious area is at work where, as a leader, you have direct influence over those who report to you. […]

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What Leaders Can Learn from Goldfish and Rottweilers

Time to Read: 2 mins…   Metaphors and word pictures fascinate me. I seem to grasp ideas faster and better when I form an image in my mind of an issue that I’m interested in. Recently I ran across two articles which used powerful images that brought recent events into sharp focus for me and made me […]

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