Business Growth: Leadership

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There’s the Rub – Rich’s Rule # 7

By Rich Drinon Historically the greatest tension in the workplace – or in any organization – is between those who are more concerned with relationships and those who are more…

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What’s in My Cedar Chest?

By Doug Sterbenz In my home sits an old handcrafted cedar chest. It’s nice—solid oak on the outside and lined with cedar on the inside. It’s one of our prized…

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Indecisive Types Need Not Apply – Rich’s Rule # 6

By Rich Drinon If you are a leader, you MUST make decisions. Some will be favorable and some unfavorable. Some will be good and others…not so good. Some will be…

Asleep at the Wheel – Not! Rich’s Rule # 5

Staying relevant involves: Being aware of changes in one’s environment, industry or situation. Being alert to resulting threats or opportunities. Being ready to take action to avoid loss or make…

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Like Money in the Bank – Rich’s Rule # 4

By Rich Drinon Credit and credibility come from the same roots. When you have credibility with others you’ve most likely established credit you may need to use during challenging, chaotic…

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How Leaders Walk the Talk

By Doug Sterbenz I have been in corporate business for nearly 30 years and I can’t image a more rewarding career. But recently I was tapped on the shoulder by…

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For Success AND Survival – Rich’s Rule # 3

By Rich Drinon An essential rule of leadership is making more allies than enemies. If you don’t have more allies, you at least need ones that are more powerful than your…

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How Leaders Hang Themselves

By Doug Sterbenz Leaders do what’s uncomfortable for the greater good of the organization. A few months ago, I walked into my house after work and my wife met me…

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The Most Pervasive Challenge – Rich’s Rule # 2

By Rich Drinon Face it…If You Can’t Communicate, You Can’t Lead! The most prevalent challenge in your role as leader is effective communication.  History and evolution show that communication –…

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The Golden Rule of Leadership – Rich’s Rule # 1

By Rich Drinon Lead by Example IS the “Golden Rule” of leadership. Over the years I have asked hundreds of leaders to share their leadership philosophy in a group communication exercise. Hands down, Lead…