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Recently I was facilitating a leadership program for a large organization and one of the participants was a newly hired employee whose father worked at the company. When I spoke with both dad and daughter at different times, they were both extremely excited that she was now working at the company. ...
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In this ongoing series of conversations with gifted leaders I am exploring #LeadershipFlow in action. What is it? How does it help leaders navigate change and inspire others to reach for more?I recently spoke with Don Kern, who on December 1st, 2011, set the world record for the fastest time to c ...
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Cultivating Other Leaders and TeamsCommon is the leader who laments that his or her followers are not following. While they might believe that this lack of following is a follower issue, it is really a leader issue. Leaders in #Leadershi ...
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Visioning the Future- A key component of #LeadershipFlowAll great endeavors start with a vision, whether it is leading a team to increased sales or steering an organization in a bold new direction through uncharted waters. But, Visioning ...
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"If you take care of your people your people will take care of your customers and your business will take care of itself.”    JW Marriott A key tenant of #LeadershipFlow is Cultivating Other Leaders and Teams. How do you do that? Well, let me ask you a question. Do you care about your empl ...
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"Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.” -Elon MuskYou are a senior leader at a major automotive manu ...
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"Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers.” Elon MuskI just recently read Elon Musk’s blo ...
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      I have been recently involved in deep transformational coaching of my body, via the Strozzi Institute. This work has focused on how I show up as a leader. As a result of the sessions, I have come to recognize the literal mask that my facial muscles have been wearing. This mask has been pow ...
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Part 2 of a 2 part series.“If you don't have trust inside your company, then you can't transfer it to your customers.” - Roger Staubach, Real Estate Entrepreneur and Hall of Fame QuarterbackIn part 1 of this series on trust (http://croftandcompany.com/trust-good-absolutely-everythi ...
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Two stories from the National Basketball Association have caught my attention in the last few weeks:One, in case you have been living in a cave, involves the Los Angeles Clippers team owner, Donald Sterling, and racial comments he has said in a private conversation. This story has been seemingly, t ...
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