Category Archives: Natural Skills

Leadership Development – Mission Possible

I remember as a child the excitement of waiting for Sunday night television. The sadness about the end of the weekend and another school week about to begin was softened by the start of a tape recorder and the words, … Continue reading

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Leadership Development – Followers Are Not Clones

During my consulting career in corporate America, one of the services I frequently provided was the creation of a Position Portrait. This document contained a list of the behavioral skills that a person needed to be able to perform to … Continue reading

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Awareness of Limitations – A Key Leadership Skill

Effective leaders are aware of their limitations and seek input from people with perspectives different from their own. I have been coaching personal and leadership development for over 30 years and have found that most people like to hear about themselves … Continue reading

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How to Develop Excellence in Your Children

Periodically I run across an article in the newspaper or a magazine lamenting the state of education in the United States and how we are falling behind other countries in math, science, engineering, etc. The articles usually go on to … Continue reading

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Making it Happen Anywhere

After years of being on the road and working from hotels and client sites, I basically have a love/hate relationship with technology.

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Learning How to Sell by Taking My Own Advice

At Your Talent Advantage one of the things we pride ourselves in is that we live the theory. By that we mean that we integrate into our personal and business lives the very things we coach others to do. First … Continue reading

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Building on Natural Strengths

In the first article in this series, I defined leadership development from the Your Talent Advantage (YTA) perspective. We describe six distinct leadership profiles in YTA, but believe that the unique leadership aspects of each profile notwithstanding, all six are … Continue reading

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Nice Job If You Can Get It

Whenever I tell people that I own my own business, work out of my home, and set my own hours, I inevitably get some variation of “Must be nice!” as a response. Actually, it is, but I don’t think what … Continue reading

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What’s the Guarantee?

Recently a friend of mine made a referral of a woman whose daughter was having difficulty in college. The daughter was methodically decreasing her academic load, was not attending classes, and was not real interested in continuing.

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5 Steps to Developing Your Leadership Potential

Leadership development is defined by Wikipedia as “any activity that enhances the quality of leadership within an individual or organization.” As one might expect from this definition, what constitutes leadership development is highly dependent upon the definition of leadership.

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