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One of the most common questions I get, as a leadership coach, from my clients is, "What’s your leadership philosophy?" I tread lightly when answering because the simple-sounding query is actually quite loaded.
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While it is never appropriate to favor employees based on illegal or inappropriate biases — such as our own vanity or the obvious inappropriate criteria pertaining to race, life preferences, physical abilities or religious affiliation — it is more than appropriate (and legal) to differentiate employees based upon the effort and value they lend to the organization’s ongoing success.
Longwood Gardens
Tesselaar, Inc
Switch and Shift
Leaders play an essential role in the smooth running and ultimate success of any organization. They unite employees and motivate them to work toward a shared vision. The right leader can build morale, encourage confidence and initiate action. But a leader can never really be effective and inspiring without an important quality that is regularly taken for granted: trust.
Fast Company
Ninety days is the perfect unit of time to make headway on your big-picture goals — and to give them the focus they need, so you and your team don’t get too overwhelmed. Done right, a 90-day sprint is enough to get meaningful units of work done that collectively bring you closer to your long-term goals.  
H & H Farm Machine Co.
Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve. To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you choose to be one minute and then choose not to be the next. A leader is not a leader simply because he or she has been promoted. And a leader is not someone who sits in a position of management. None of those things are what truly make a real leader. Here are the things that do.
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