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Integrity and Business…it pays off

Judging from the press, you’d think that most businesses in America survive by hook or by crook…but mostly by crook. I beg to differ. In fact, it is my experience that most business people are…

Why Global Business Needs Kinder, Gentler Entrepreneurs and Leaders

When you attend retirement parties, you’ll find that the most meaningful aren’t for those who made the most money or rose to the highest rank. Instead, they are for those who had the most positive effect on the people around them, through mentorship or by example. In other words, it’s better to be a Shackleton than a Skilling.

The Discipline of Collaboration – Tools for Collaborative Leadership

Collaborative leaders continually balance competing and shifting requirements. You can’t force collaboration, but you can expect it.

Can You Be Your Organizations Next Leader?

Your ability to make effective decisions (or your lack thereof) often has a direct correlation to your leadership status within your organization. Today’s companies want leaders who not only have the ability to make critical…

The Journey to Authenticity

Leaders are all very different people. Any prospective leader who buys into the necessity of attempting to emulate all the characteristics of a leader is doomed to fail. I know because I tried it early in my career. It simply doesn’t work.

Montana Community Foundation Leadership Pilot program begins to take shape in Sidney

Last month, Sidney was one of 12 communities selected by the Northwest Area Foundation to be a pilot community with the goal to bolster and expand leadership in rural communities.

What Great American Leaders Teach Us

A new database on great American leaders offers surprising insights on the nature of leadership.

It doesn’t take a superstar to field a winning team

There are career coaches who will tell you how to swim with the sharks. There are incentive consultants who will urge you to shower employees with money and perks. There are headhunters who will advise you to groom superstars and pit them against one another to fuel their competitive drive. Then there is Bill Russell. Russell talks about the importance of merging individual egos into a team ego.

Kellog Report says lines blurring between nonprofit and for-profit organizations

They offer a series of recommendations for dealing with this new reality, including investing in research to better understand the qualities needed to lead and manage hybrid organizations, followed by leadership and management training to better prepare today’s leaders.

Leadership Wyoming Update

The Cheyenne session was one of the best..great alumni attendance at the Union Pacific Depot reception! Thank you Chuck Bohlen, Pam Malone, and your crew from Laramie County Community College. Thanks also to Randy Bruns…