The Almanac

Embrace leading from the middle

Every job, every role in an organization is important to the success of the overall organization. A role may show up in the middle of a team or the middle of an organization chart, but how the person in that role shows up, their attitude, and how they do their job matters.

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Act With Intention and Get Better Leadership Results

To achieve leadership excellence, leaders need to balance decisive action with intention.

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Inspiration for the Next Season: Resolve

It seems impossible, but here we are, almost a quarter into the 21st century. Happy New Year! I hope you are living fully in the season you find yourself in as we begin a new year.

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Winter Reflection

In the Northern Hemisphere it is winter solstice and on this first day of winter we are sharing our annual seasonal reflection...

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Are you an inspired and inspirational leader?

People often say they are inspired by something or someone, but what does this mean and how does inspiration happen?

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Lessons in Leadership: Be the Leader Who Builds-on and Improves

When taking over leadership of an organization, the new leader has much more control in how they assume responsibility for the organization. In this Lessons in Leadership, our resident Seasoned Leader David Spong shares an example of his leadership style when taking on a new role. 

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Choose to Let Go This Fall

Fall is not merely a transition in our environment; it's a metaphor for life, reminding us of life's constant change and the profound significance of choosing to let go of what no longer serves us. In this beautiful transformation, we find guidance for our own lives and leadership.

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Why How You Take Advice Matters as a Leader

Leaders may ask for input or advice or say that they are open to it. They may have an open-door policy, telling people that whenever they want to talk about something or let them know something the door is open. But is it really?

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Customer Service & Culture – Both are about Leadership

As my own leadership role evolved, I came to regard great customer service as a hallmark of a successful leader who has nurtured a successful culture.

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Effective Leadership Minimizes Surprises

Guest blogger Dave Hyem shares his experiences helping leaders and teams resolve their stickiest operational issues by fostering a culture of trust.

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