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13 Feb The Trust Imperative

  Trust Inc: A Guide for Boards and C-Suites Edited by Barbara Brooks Kimmel   Building trust is an imperative to creating a better world.   Through my work advocating ethical and values-based leadership, I sometimes see eyes glaze over. “Whose values?” people wonder. “How do you define what’s ethical?” “Can...

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11 Nov The Keys to Success

The Keys to Success by Bob Vanourek   What are the keys to success?   I pondered this question when asked to speak at the recent GlenX Success Summit in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. My task was to define the X Factor that, combined with IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional...

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20 Sep Guiding Behavior

I was once hired from the outside to be the CEO of a company needing a radical turnaround.Revenue and earnings needed to be restated. Massive lawsuits had flown in. Our stock price had crashed. Customers and key employees began to bolt. Managers were pointing at...

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19 Jun Inspiring By Bob Vanourek

  Inspiring By Bob Vanourek Many managers believe you can motivate people with high-energy pep talks and monetary incentives. I’ve learned you can’t motivate people for more than short periods with these techniques. People can only motivate themselves when they are inspired to do something extraordinary. Inspiring people begins...

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09 Jun Hiring Right

By Bob Vanourek image credit iStock In our research for Triple Crown Leadership, Gregg and I researched 61 organizations in 11 countries. Our purpose was to find what these exemplary organizations were doing that made such a difference. Our interviewees included Cisco, eBay, GE, Google, Habitat for...

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26 May Unleashing Leaders

Unleashing Leaders By Bob Vanourek [caption id="attachment_16936" align="alignleft" width="204"] image credit iStock[/caption]           At one firm where I was the CEO, we used brown bag lunches with me that were set-up by department. The format was to sit around a conference table, introduce ourselves, and ask and answer questions,...

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17 May Communicating

Communicating By Bob Vanourek image credit iStock   Your communications are critical to building relationships. Effective communication depends on: ·      What you say and write, ·      What you are observed doing, ·      Your non-verbal communication, ·      How often you communicate, and ·      How actively you listen.   Obviously, if you say one thing and do...

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