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Creating a Leadership Brand

By Rich Jones | January 10, 2014

Have you ever defined your leadership brand? If you haven’t identified the attributes of your brand, now is the time. The process is simple but deliberate. What is a personal brand? A personal brand includes those attributes that make you who you are and how those around you expect you to act and behåave in varied…

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,…

Is There a Place for a Humble Leader?

By Rich Jones | August 10, 2013

There are those that lead with ego, and there are those that lead with humility. Which are the most successful leaders? Let’s look at history. Leading with ego, we all have a list that jumps to mind because you’ve probably known or worked for these leaders. I immediately think of Ken Lay of ENRON fame…

Leadership, a Journey Without End

By Rich Jones | June 22, 2013

The common denominators of respected leaders are they never stop learning, and they never stop teaching. Leadership takes a significant commitment to the journey of others. It is fraught with setbacks, mistakes, tough decisions and pride. The unwavering leadership commitment is to help others take risks, make mistakes, do things wrong and from all that…