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Friday, 27 May 2011
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  Have you ever had a leader in your work or personal life who told you one thing but did another?   How much emphasis did you put on that persons advice/guidance when you saw them doing something completely different?   A leader works to ensure his or her team understands ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/27/2011 5:33 PM by Scott Carlton
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Wednesday, 25 May 2011
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  When you first walk into an office the receptionist “is that company.” If you get a pleasant greeting and a big smile you immediately have a positive impression of that company. When that receptionist makes you feel comfortable and helps you with your mission you feel even better ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2011 1:31 PM by Joe Scarlett
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Monday, 23 May 2011
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  For many leaders, it is a point of pride that they not have to apologize to staff or others, with the implied message that “I am always right.”  This is a practice that can destroy trust with staff members and set leaders up for failure.  No one is always right.  Everyone ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2011 3:21 PM by Mary Fink
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Friday, 20 May 2011
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  Think about situations when you’ve done the absolute best work of your career.   Think about times when you really didn’t want to stop working –you were just so engaged with whatever it was you were doing that you just couldn’t put it down.    Think ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2011 9:46 PM by Scott Carlton
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011
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  Leaders have an obligation to give clear logical direction to followers and most of us do a relatively good job of this. However the nature of our roles often leads us to too much detail and not enough focus on the most important topics. It is easy to get immersed in new and big projects ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2011 10:18 AM by Joe Scarlett
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Monday, 16 May 2011
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  Some would say trust has everything to do with leadership.  It helps develop relationships that allow us to get the work done, find new customers, work with the best vendors and be good corporate citizens.  In his recent book, The Speed of Trust, Stephen M. R. Covey reminds us that ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2011 8:20 AM by Mary Fink
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Friday, 13 May 2011
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  Servant Leaders, according to the folks at Wikipedia, achieves their results by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and those of whom they serve.   To aspire to servant leadership, one requires the qualities of listening, empathy, awareness, persuasion, stewardship ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2011 4:12 PM by Scott Carlton
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Wednesday, 11 May 2011
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  A wise friend once said, “You will get that promotion long after you think you should have gotten it and when you least expect it.”  Preparation is fundamental to career success. No matter where you are today, always be preparing yourself for the next step in your career. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/11/2011 1:59 PM by Joe Scarlett
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Monday, 9 May 2011
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  As I prepare to teach a session on change I am reminded that leading an organization through change is one of the greatest challenges a leader can face.  It is during times of change that all the elements of leadership must assert themselves—communication, empathy and understanding ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2011 11:08 AM by Mary Fink
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Friday, 6 May 2011
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  All of us have been associated with people who we would hold up to others as an example of a great leader.   I was thinking thru the people that I’ve had the fortune to work with and would put on that list.   I then began to consider what talents I saw in these individuals ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2011 5:07 PM by Scott Carlton
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Wednesday, 4 May 2011
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A “no secrets” approach to leadership offers tremendous benefit—and surprisingly little risk. Over the years, I have met and worked with business people who were reluctant to share more than “the basics” with employees. They all suffered from that “too much information” ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/04/2011 12:17 PM by Joe Scarlett
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Monday, 2 May 2011
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  A leader is a dealer in hope—Napoleon Bonaparte   What does hope have to do with great leadership?  Nothing, some might say.  On the other hand, who wants to follow someone who doesn’t demonstrate hope?  It often provides the difference between giving ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/02/2011 1:42 PM by Mary Fink
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Friday, 29 April 2011
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  For those of you who are Rolling Stones fans, I thought you’d enjoy the title of this blog post.  While in a meeting this week, a business person whom I respect greatly gave some feedback in answer to a question I had about how to best help high potential executives improve their ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2011 11:39 PM by Scott Carlton
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Wednesday, 27 April 2011
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  In managing change there is a belief that if you can manage the energy you can manage the change.  Energy is that element without which nothing gets done, but which is often pointed in the wrong direction.  Think of the times when there was an issue at the office which commanded ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2011 5:01 PM by Mary Fink
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Monday, 25 April 2011
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  Just look into the eyes of someone who has been recognized for a job well done. They shine. As my mentor Tom Hennesy always said: Recognition is the number one motivator of people. Try to make this part of your regular routine:   Congratulate someone in front of others - it has ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2011 12:16 PM by Joe Scarlett
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Thursday, 21 April 2011
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  Most of my blog posts will revolve around our experiences in growing our business and maintaining as close contact as possible with our alumni base.  Our goal is to ensure that once you are a student at the Scarlett Leadership Institute, you will always be a student.  We want to ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/21/2011 7:44 PM by Scott Carlton
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Monday, 18 April 2011
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  Leadership (or the lack thereof) shows itself in every aspect of our lives.  The most obvious is in our own organizations, where we succeed or fail, thrive or survive, and enjoy or just tolerate our time on the job, depending on the quality of leadership. But if we are aware, we ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/18/2011 8:41 PM by Mary Fink
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Sunday, 10 April 2011
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  Put your best foot forward This is the first blog entry from me on our new website so let’s start with the message to put you best foot forward.  Everything about you sends a message to others so your goal is to be the best in every possible way.  Remember that “you ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2011 11:10 AM by Joe Scarlett
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