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If You Could be the CEO of any Company which Would it be and Why?

Look out Mark Zuckerberg, Hillary Clinton wants your job. At a Harvard University event on leadership last week Mrs Clinton was asked which company she would like to become the CEO for and why: her immediate response was Facebook because of the immense power it has over the world’s flow of information (fake or otherwise).

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Real Habits Preventing You from Being an Great Leader

I brush my teeth everyday but I floss just a couple times a week. What’s the difference?

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Leadership Lessons from Kids - When they disagree for reasons only they know or don't!

My daughter was learning 4 digit numbers in school. For practice, I asked her to write numbers from 999 to 1099.

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Dear Amazon - Stop Hiding Your Customer Service

In the 90s, Amazon did something in the customer service space that persists today. Like many companies, Amazon added a 1-800 number that enables consumers to speak to a customer service representative, but it’s impossible to find on the website. Companies deliberately make this number difficult to find because paying agents to handle calls is expensive, and companies seek to avoid it at all costs. What Amazon and others do is attempt to provide some sort of self-service filtering that prevents everyone from calling it when they don’t need to.

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3 Character Traits You Must Have to Make an Impact on Your Organization

Abraham Lincoln is widely considered to be one of the greatest presidents of the United States. Consider his accomplishments, including keeping the Union together during the Civil War and signing the Emancipation Proclamation to put an end to slavery. By all accounts he was an exceptional leader, husband, father, Christian and mentor during his life. But what’s often left out of the story of President Lincoln is the path of obstacles and the pain he encountered in his life prior to being elected president.  

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A Praise for the B Players!

We can always argue the management layers needed in any kind of organization, but the trend seems to be that it should be flatter and flatter. The latest company to go down this road in a public way is Tesla which is undergoing a major organizational restructuring in these months. 

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How to Progress Faster in Your Career and Become a Leader

I knew immediately something was wrong. Her shoulders slumped a little, she was walking slower than normal and as I looked into her eyes you could start to see tears beginning to form. I quickly pulled her aside and asked, “Can you tell me what’s going on?” Before she could even get out a word, the tears began to stream and her head dropped. As I gave her a hug, I sensed relief as she let it all go. 

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