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When Are Leaders Needed Most?

by Alli Polin on February 24, 2015

When are leaders needed most? When the org culture is ripping apart at the seams

Sue had worked for her client as a full-time consultant for nearly 10 years and for the most part she was happy.  She was doing interesting work with people she liked and didn’t have a lot to complain about most days.  Even when a new leadership team was brought in and she was feeling the pinch of their new direction, she continued to be focused on doing good work up until the day she was fired.  

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Guest Post: Without Vision A People Perish

by Alli Polin on September 9, 2014

Vision - Clarity is the key

I don’t often publish guest posts, but John Stoker’s book, Overcoming Fake Talk is right up my alley.  Enjoy!

When I was a boy growing up in Redlands, California, my father would often take me with him to view cultural events on summer evenings at the Redlands Bowl.  This outdoor venue was a wonderful place to view opera, plays, band concerts, and numerous famous singers.

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Leadership and the Battle of Perceptions

by Alli Polin on June 6, 2014

Leaders: What do you value? Is perception really reality?

Imagine that a really awesome houseguest comes for a visit.  They hang out with you and your family, help clear the table after dinner and sleep down the hall.  They love it at your house so much, they stay up late, day after day, choosing time with you instead of sleep or going home to be with their own family.  They’re really happy in your house and you like them too, for a houseguest.

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