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June 6, 2018

Can your supervisors transform their leadership inspiration into behaviors?

In my CMF Leadership Consulting’s Leadership Effectiveness seminars, I ask the age-old question: What’s the difference between managing and leading?  I always get some close responses and then s...

When you’re sick and don’t know what is wrong with you, you go to a doctor, right?  And then what happens?  The doctor may conduct an examination and asks you questions about the “symptoms” you are experiencing.  She/he may ask for tests or take samples to try to...

April 16, 2018

When I was a kid in the 1960’s I remember seeing a sci-fi movie, The Fly.  In the movie, a scientist invents a machine to transport matter, and decides to test it on himself. But when a fly gets inside the machine with him, his experiment takes a scary turn when the ma...

February 26, 2018

Over the last 3 years one of my clients has applied for more than 40 specific positions to which I felt he was more than qualified to do, and he was rejected (most of the time with a polite letter or e-mail), with some of the employers saying that he was “overqualified...

February 15, 2018

Scenario - You are observing a classroom of kindergarten students and see "Little Johnnie" coloring on the wall by the window.  The teacher goes over and tells "Little Johnnie" to, "Stop coloring on the walls," but then doesn't give any direction after that.  So, a few...

January 26, 2018

In response to the recent naval incidents involving US ships, including collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and the John S. McCain, in which 17 sailors were killed, the Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer acknowledged, "We have a problem in the Navy, and we'r...

February 3, 2017

Every time we do a leadership class or training, we talk about traits of a good leader, and inevitably "integrity" and "loyalty" are almost always traits that are mentioned.  In and by themselves, these are fantastic traits, not just for leaders, but as followers and t...

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