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New Book from Stephen and Marvin: Lead Self First Before Leading Others

At the core of exceptional leadership is the ability to lead self. Some level of proficiency can be demonstrated by simply focusing on leading others. But to achieve transformational results, leading self is essential…Learn more about this life planning resources written by Stephen Hacker and Marvin Washington.  Link here to buy book on Amazon or from Business Expert...

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New Article by Stephen: Find Your Strength by Leading Yourself First

Find Your Strength by Leading Yourself First: In order to lead others successfully it is important to have a clear personal purpose, vision and values. Published by The Journal for Quality & Participation, April 2018

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In the Right Direction

Use inflection points to monitor the success of your cultural transformation efforts. Read the article.

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What was the Point? Meaning Flowing from Disruption.

Read Stephen’s latest article What Was the Point? Meaning Flowing from Disruption published in the Journal of Quality and Participation.

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Courage in the Face of Nonsense: Leading in the Workplace

Leaders must draw the line between using rules in an attempt to drive compliant behavior and engaging employees in spirit-based discussions on ways to ensure that the right actions are taken. Who would have thought that product labeling could provide such humor? We have all seen warning labels cautioning against using lawn mowers to trim hedges, hot coffee cups informing the customer that the coffee is indeed hot, plastic fruit labeled as inedible, or other examples of this silliness that has become the stuff of daily comics and snickering web postings. What hap- pens, however, when this...

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Evoking Collective Spirit through Soulful Organizations

Having recently returned from Gdansk, Poland, following a study mission, my thoughts revolve around the power of places, rituals, and artifacts to evoke spirit. Spirit is a sought after commodity for individuals, teams, organization, and societies. Spirits of innovation, of competitiveness, of service, of cooperation, of performance, and of achievement are among the fires leaders desire to instill within self and their reports. But, beyond a stirring address, leaders often miss the opportunities to connect with the soulful places, rituals, and artifacts that evoke these spirits. Several...

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