Archive for May, 2011

Your Core Performance Technology

May 31, 2011 10 Comments
Your Core Performance Technology

You just returned from a day of training on how to improve the performance of your team. You were told that to improve the performance of your team, you need to focus on these four things: Management processes (e.g. hiring, training, performance evaluation, rewards) Collaborative leadership Relationships with team members Your personal development All of [...]

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Four Surreal Days In 1994

May 30, 2011 17 Comments
Four Surreal Days In 1994

In 1994, I was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force stationed at Fairchild AFB, just outside of Spokane, Washington. I served 8 years in the USAF and loved it. I did not have a combat job, so even during the first Gulf War I was never deployed to a war zone. But [...]

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Leadership Guru Reality Check

May 29, 2011 14 Comments
Leadership Guru Reality Check

I have a confession to make. Even though leadership is my passion, I really don’t enjoy reading new books on leadership for one simple reason – most of them are garbage. I believe it’s my responsibility to try to stay current on what’s being written, but it’s rare for me to read a leadership book [...]

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Book Review. Leadership Is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It

May 28, 2011 2 Comments
Book Review. Leadership Is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It

I received my copy of Jeremie Kubicek’s book “Leadership is dead: How influence is reviving it,” free from his publicist. Let me first say that the book never fully delivers on its catchy title. While I believe that leadership might be unwell, it is certainly not dead. And while I love how Jeremie describes influence, [...]

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