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Jessica Soroky’s Guest Post #43: Alignment – My Sixth Word
[caption id="attachment_9528" align="alignright" width="358"] Scotty Bevill and Christopher Avery present The Chaos of Leadership (and The Leadership of Chaos)[/caption] Awareness. Intention. Integration. Confront. Contribution. These five words make up the foundation of my leadership study. Earlier this year, Christopher and Scotty shared a stage for the first time and spent time talking about these words and the concepts behind them....

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Posted on 07/02/2014 02:55 pm | 2 Comments
 
Be Present To Win
Guest Post by Cathy Laffan Christopher Avery here. With pleasure I welcome Cathy Laffan again to this blog. Cathy is an innovative executive with a global financial services firm. She shares a love for responsible leadership. Read more about Cathy at the end of her post. Enjoy. You Need to Be Present To Win I work closely with a respected...

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Posted on 07/01/2014 01:00 am | 1 Comment
 
Tit-For-Tat is a Fabulous Collaboration Tool
Practice tit-for-tat to make collaborators aware of their responsibility for the relationship. There are two rules to tit-for-tat: always cooperate on your first interaction with someone on each successive interaction, follow the other person's lead. Tit-for-tat is a workable, proven formula for increasing cooperation under competitive conditions. Derived from game theory, computer science, and evolutionary psychology, tit-for-tat is the simplest...

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Posted on 06/30/2014 07:00 am | 2 Comments
 
Jessica Soroky’s Guest Post #40: Let’s Play the Awareness Game
Agilists dream of dedicated teams, but reality oftentimes falls short. People are taken from and added to teams as if they were more like the machines that sit on their desks instead of a living, breathing person. In six months, more than half of my team members have changed. After each wave of moves, we redo our team agreements to...

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Posted on 06/11/2014 07:06 am | No Comments
 
Learn to Lead Yourself First
People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will remain victims until they develop a greater vision for their lives. One thing that holds people back from fully practicing responsibility is that true freedom frightens them. Human beings are hardwired to avoid responsibility, to avoid ownership, to avoid learning, and to avoid growth. We are completely able and wired to...

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Posted on 06/09/2014 05:46 am | 1 Comment
 
Jessica Soroky’s Guest Post #39: I Attract That Which I Receive
I have written a ton over the last 38 weeks about awareness, even calling it the key to leadership in a post early in my journey. Awareness is a thing of beauty and has the capability to result in pain. What I mean is that the truth hurts sometimes. I have realized that the most painful awareness events are the...

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Posted on 06/04/2014 11:10 am | 2 Comments
 
Jessica Soroky’s Guest Post #38: A World-Wide Army
There is a fire in people’s eyes when they are doing the thing they love, the thing that not only helps them get up in the morning but keeps them driving forward when the days get long and the nights get short. It is their craft. To me, being in a place of responsibility is when that fire is at...

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Posted on 05/28/2014 09:28 am | 2 Comments
 
Not Confronting May Lead To Quitting
Guest Post by Cathy Laffan Christopher Avery here. With pleasure I welcome Cathy Laffan to this blog. Cathy is an innovative executive with a global financial services firm. She shares a love for responsible leadership. Read more about Cathy at the end of her post. Enjoy I found The Leadership Gift™ Program at a time when I was experiencing a...

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Posted on 05/27/2014 09:52 am | 4 Comments
 
Jessica Soroky’s Guest Post #36: Trusting Myself to Stop Comparing
Relative to those who have just joined the The Leadership Gift™ Program, I have a lot of experience practicing my personal leadership and responsibility. Relative to Bill, Christopher, and Scotty, I still have a lifetime of learning, practice, and mastery ahead of me. In the past, I would use relativity as a measurement and a motivator to reach that next...

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Posted on 05/14/2014 06:11 am | 3 Comments
 
Leadership Skills: The 3 Keys to a Trustworthy Reputation
In my last post I wrote about the only two ways trust goes wrong. So how do you know if you have a trustworthy reputation? I -- and participants in our leadership development programs -- have found these three questions to be a simple, straight-forward test we can apply to our behavior if we want to be trustworthy in the...

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Posted on 05/12/2014 02:49 pm | No Comments
 
 
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