Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ten Leadership Lessons from the Amazing Race

My wife, daughter, and I are big fans of the CBS show, “The Amazing Race” and look forward to a new episode each Sunday night.  The premise of the show is simple.  Dyads of teams composed of family members, lifelong friends, co-workers, and even occasional cheerleaders and Harlem Globetrotters race across the globe completing a…

By James Sartain
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Monday, March 3, 2014

In Leadership, Words Matter

Words are manifested leadership. They have the power to open doors, build bridges, inspire vision, and engage the world.  For the careless, they can be used to diminish, victimize, imprison, or destroy. Most of us do not have the luxury of a front row seat to witness our leaders’ daily behaviors.  Instead, we largely draw…

By James Sartain
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Connected-Leadership 2014 Recommended Reading List

Jim and Kathy are voracious readers as they strive to explore what other thought leaders are saying about the role of leadership and how leaders get better.  In advance of their 2014 programs they have updated their recommended reading list. This list includes some old favorites, some new books by authors they have learned from…

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Your Employees Are Watching! The Consequences of Inconsistent Leadership

Have you ever worked for an inconsistent supervisor?  You know the type.  Some are known for routinely launching new initiatives after being entranced by an article they read on the plane. They pitch the new approach or idea to their team and insist on engagement only to have abandoned the idea by month’s end. And…

By James Sartain
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Intention: The Leadership Accelerator

Intention is the leadership accelerant.  As depicted in our model of Connected Leadership, Intention is the external flywheel that gets all the other elements of effective leadership in motion.  Without the intention of being a leader or a better leader, development activities are a waste of time.  Great leaders have the intention to be great…

By James Sartain
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