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Commitment is simply generosity

May 10, 2012
Leadership Advisory

Commitment is giving of yourself generously to the people and initiative you’re responsible for.  Generous with your energy, ideas,  and time to wholeheartedly lead the current assignment.

There are those who play full-out and those who hold back, cautious not to commit errors, appear presumptive, or take an unpopular position.  But there is one thing I’ve seen repeatedly among leaders, and the results of which I’m certain.  Those leaders who play full-out, giving generously of their time and talent, win.

Desperation Diminishes

"Desperation is like stealing from the Mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention." Douglas Horton Many capable professionals disqualify themselves from positions of leadership because they appear desperate.  One of my mentors explained that...

Competence Only Gets You To The Dance

Professional service firms are crowded with bright people; However, the brightest do not always make partner. Why is that? In my experience, highly competent professionals often think their technical dominance guarantees getting on the partner track.  They fail to...

6 Business Development Skills That Get Results

Success depends on being capable of anticipating client needs. The ability to probe and anticipate opportunity is a critical skill to develop.  Here are a few tips to practice for those who are insight challenged... 1.  Step back from the task at hand and reflect on...