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Keynote Speaker

By Rich Jones | June 30, 2014

“Presentations that engage, inspire and empower audiences”
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Strategic Planning

By Rich Jones | June 30, 2014

“Strategic Planning has two purposes, to create transformation and differentiation.
Anything less than that is a waste of resources and time.”
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Leadership Development

By Rich Jones | June 30, 2014

“Defining and implementing the organizations leadership model
and expectations yields high performing teams and sustainable succession planning”
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Redirect of Focus

By Rich Jones | June 30, 2014

Leading2Leadership.com is broadening its focus. Thoughtful posts on Leadership will still be present but I will also be publishing thoughtful posts on Marketing, Business Development, Big Data and Digital Strategies for credit unions and community banks. I hope you enjoy this expanded focus

Cultural Branding

By Rich Jones | June 30, 2014

“Successfully branding the culture will differentiate your organization
in a way that cannot be easily replicated by the competition.”
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3 Steps to Team Alignment

By Rich Jones | June 11, 2014

How often have you worked with a team that isn’t on the same page? This familiar work situation of being misaligned is not the team’s fault but the responsibility of the leader/manager. What Elements are required for Team Alignment? 1. Purpose 2. Culture 3. Values When any of these three elements are out of alignment,…

Leadership of Knowing When to Hand It Off

By Rich Jones | March 31, 2014

Leadership is about knowing when to step forward and knowing when to step away. Many times in my career I have had a chance to do both. In my experience, stepping forward is much easier than stepping back. In every leadership role, there is a tipping point. Where most leaders error is not seeing that…

Leaders Don’t Listen? Really?

By Rich Jones | September 15, 2013

Condoleezza Rice once said, “When you’re in a position of authority, you need truth-tellers around you.” Did she hit the mark? You bet. First, let us agree that one element of leadership is the authority. To be a leader, you must have some authority. This authority isn’t determined by power but by your ability to…

Punish or Pamper?

By Rich Jones | September 6, 2013

On CBS Morning there was a piece titled Punish or Pamper. The news story was about how to maximize productivity in the workplace. Why is this an either/or issue? Is managing a team just about punish or pamper? I don’t think so… There are times when employees need and deserve to be pampered, and conversely,…