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John Maxwell’s book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” should be an integral part of any successful or aspiring leader’s personal library. Now in print as a 10th anniversary edition, Maxwell’s “21 Laws of Leadership” are refined and more relevant than ever in these troubling economic times.


The following is a paper I recently wrote for one of my M.B.A classes through the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Abstract Over the last few decades, two competing theories of corporate social responsibility have gained prominence in both the academic and business worlds. The first theory, as defended by Coelho, McClure and Spry (2003), is […]


Trust is never given, it MUST be earned.  The trust between a leader and her team are continually built over time, day after day, project after project.  Unfortunately, it only takes a second to loose your team’s trust through a momentary lapse in judgment. As a leader, the challenge is not only building trust within your organization, but […]

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The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of the USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside of the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today’s uncertain business seas.

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To help in your evaluation of underperforming employees, I offer these examples of “diplomatic” ways to deal with low scoring performance qualities while still getting the point across.

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Most people can manage the performance of a subordinate to meet the minimum expectations of the job, but it takes a proactive leader to bring about outstanding results from an individual or team and it all comes back to feedback.


Prioritizing Your Duties as a Leader

by Ben on May 13, 2009

When you’re tasked with an overwhelming number of responsibilities, your energy needs to be focused on the projects that give you the biggest return on your time.