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5 Ways to Transform Managers into Magnetic Leaders

Some people think magnetic leaders are born that way, but that’s not quite how I see it. I believe magnetic leadership is a state that evolves over time. In fact, most of the magnetic leaders I interviewed for my book, The Magnetic Leader were people who wanted to be great leaders and were willing to […]

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Steer Clear of These Delusional Hiring Practices

I don’t know about you, but I’m growing tired of hearing leaders complain that they can’t fill jobs. When asked, they can come up with a dozen reasons why this is so. Are you guilty of this as well? Imagine a VP of sales telling her CEO that she is unable to bring in deals. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Hang Onto All of Your Talent

We’ve become so obsessed with hanging onto talent at all cost that we forget that there is a price to pay when no one leaves. If no one ever departs, then you are breathing your own exhaust. Attrition can be healthy for an organization. When you bring new people into the organization, you allow fresh […]

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Talent: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

I was visiting a Fortune 500 company that was struggling to fill jobs and retain talent—A challenge many of you have. They have a record number of job openings, and employee turnover is on the rise. Growth plans have been put on hold, as they don’t have the workforce to extend their reach. Their executive […]

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How to Hire Evergreen Talent

I was meeting with a client who is the CEO of a hospital and he mentioned to me that his new HR Director just filled two key positions that her predecessor was unable to fill. Beginner’s luck? I don’t think so. There are many reasons why hiring efforts fail. In the interest of time, let […]

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The Biggest Mistake New CEOs Make

The biggest mistake CEOs make is waiting too long to make changes with their executive team. They’ll use all sorts of excuses like, “I need more time to see what this guy can really do.” Or, “She’s probably having a hard time to getting used to working for a new leader.” All the while, they […]

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Three Things to Consider as You Wind Down the Year

As you wind down the year, here are some things to consider. Is talent now seeking us out? If not, what will you do differently in the new year? Are there people on your team that you’re secretly hoping others will poach? What’s your plan to change this? How personally satisfied would you be if […]

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How to Thank Your Employees All Year Long

Are you guilty of thanking your people only on special holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas? Research on employee engagement consistently shows, that how you feel is often more important than what you earn. In a study funded by Make Their Day, an employee motivation firm, and Badgeville, a gamification company, surveyed 1,200 U.S. employees from […]

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Play to Your Strengths

I’m in the middle of reading Bruce Springsteen’s book, Born to Run and had a big aha moment. Bruce wrote that he knew he didn’t have the best voice and that others could outplay him any day. What they couldn’t do, was out write him so that’s what he focused on. He focused on songwriting.  […]

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Suddenly in Charge 2.0

The second edition of Suddenly in Charge released today, which got me thinking. It’s been six years since the first book came out and a lot has changed in the world of business. Here’s what hasn’t changed. If you do not quickly figure out how to manage up, you will not need to worry about […]

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