Leadership

Repetition Works

One of my favorite quotes from Muhammad Ali is one of the ones least quoted. It goes like this: It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. You may recall the Daily Affirmations skit from SNL. It’s a hilarious take on this …

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Are you a player-coach?

It’s been a long time since Bill Russell was a Boston Celtic. It’s also been a long time since Pete Rose was a player manager. Maybe because it’s been so long we’ve forgotten that they used to exist. The Player Coach: a role for those who are leaders that also are individual contributors. In business …

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Leading from the front or back

Sometimes it’s hard to know if leaders should lead from the front, or whether they should lead from the back. While people may recommend different approaches, here’s my simple approach.