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A Business Case for Optimal Motivation
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Activating optimal motivation is far more than a feel-good proposition for individuals and organizations. It provides a pragmatic and skill-based framework, course of action, and solution to helping shift a workforce that costs organizations an estimated $350 billion annually in lost productivity. Organizations will spend $750,000 to $1 billion to fix a problem whose source many of them do not understand.

People-Centered Leadership
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Operating in open markets that are more turbulent than ever before, companies today face daunting challenges and unprecedented opportunities. Yet many are still using a Capital-Centered Leadership model designed for the traditional companies of the industrial economy and, as a result, face deep systemic problems in sustaining performance. Leaders today urgently need a model designed for the agile companies of the digital economy.

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Help! I Inherited My Team: Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I am at my wits’ end. I worked hard in college and graduate school and have what some people might call a “Type A” personality. I take on a lot, I work really hard and I complete my work by the agreed-upon deadline. For the past few years I have been working for…

Does Your Company Have An Ego Problem? 8 Warning Signs

Ego can be our greatest asset or it can be our biggest liability. It’s all about keeping it in balance. An out of balance ego doesn’t feel dramatically different from one that is in balance, explain authors David Marcum and Steven Smith in their book, Egonomics—and that’s why it trips up so many leaders. That’s…

Leadership Presence: 3 Ways to Develop It On the Inside As Well As the Outside

What’s the difference between executive presence and leadership presence? That’s a question that often comes up when I work with clients who are focused on improving current perceptions of their leadership readiness. During our sessions we talk about how executive presence is based on what people see when they first meet a leader—the external side;…