Formulate, articulate, communicate, cajole, and inspire individuals and teams to collaborate to create a future that becomes your legacy.

On the good days as leader, you feel like a winning coach at the Super Bowl. On the bad days, you feel as though you’re skiing just a few feet ahead of an avalanche. Most days fall somewhere in between.

To increase your chances of more good days than bad, check your leadership aptitudes and attitudes:

Are You Emotionally “UP” As a Leader?

Show UP as a Leader

For many decades, the citizenry has consistently given Congress the lowest ratings of the three branches of government. The reasons for such low ratings:

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Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach, Authors, Detonate: Why – and How – Corporations Must Blow up Best Practices (and Bring a Beginner’s Mind) to Survive

There aren’t many successful CEOs in the world who feel frozen when they need to take action.  But there is one choice that can feel paralyzing: when the time comes to blow up a part of the business that is working today but is unlikely to work in the future. Making this decision can be especially challenging when a leader is replacing something that works, with a new thing that has never been done before or never proven to work. While the need to address long-term capability may seem obvious, the need to “deliver the business” creates an urgent and important dilemma.

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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg, Authors, Bochy Ball: The Chemistry of Winning and Losing in Baseball, Business and Life

Whether you’re a fan or not, there are countless lessons to borrow from baseball and apply in business. As book critic, Jim Pawlak observed, “Both employ ‘players’ with specialties.  Both have All-Stars (aging, prime, budding,) “A” and “B (bench)” players.  Both deal with roster turnover and compete for free-agent talent. Both face competition and make in-game adjustments because of changing situations.  Both deal with budget constraints. To win, their players must be a team.”

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