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Who is the Real Leader?

Is it someone with a specific title, a handful of direct reports, or just a lot of experience? As organizational hierarchies fade and teams become more wide than they are deep, the need to lead without formal authority is on the rise. One mistake I see a lot high.

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The View from the Cheap Seats Can Ruin Everything

“Is the view pretty good from the cheap seats AJ? In the 1995 film, The American President, Michael Douglas plays President Andrew Shepherd facing a tough challenger for re-election.  His Chief of Staff and long-time campaign manager, AJ, played by Martin Sheen, advises the President to take on the.

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How 2 Minutes of Power Posing Can Make You More Confident

What goes through your mind before you walk into an important meeting? If you’re like most people it’s a mixture of positive and negative self-talk along with rehearsing your key points. This thought jumble – What if they don’t like me, What if I trip, No, I can do.

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