Tag Archives: Leadership

Getting off the Rope

Is the best way to overcome a challenge the one you’ve taught yourself to avoid? Continue reading

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There’s Power in Mistakes

You can tell a lot about a leader – and a company’s culture – by how they respond to mistakes. I appreciate the title of Dan McCarthy’s blog post, “Say Thank-you to Mistakes.” My experience with mistakes is much like … Continue reading

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Words Matter: From Transactional to Transformative Language

Too easily, we fall into using the wrong words – and it’s costing us business. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” –Mark Twain Example: we fall … Continue reading

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Who’s Your First Team?

Internal oneupsmanship may have short-term benefits, but long term success comes with seeing the other leaders in the company as your First Team, not your competition. Continue reading

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4 Ways for Leaders to Communicate with Honor

Leadership with honor requires communicating with honor. Continue reading

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Leadership Learning: Practice, Practice, Practice

Another in TPG’s periodic series of posts on Leadership. Ouch. There are few memories quite so painful – literally – than remembering the squeaks and squawks, bleats and brays endured by the rest of the family while Simon was first … Continue reading

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The Decision is Yours

Ever been frozen? No, not the Disney movie. The feeling. Frozen in time, unable to act, unable to move in any direction. Like that terrifying moment when the computer screen goes still and your mouse dances frantically across the mouse … Continue reading

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New World, New Leaders, New Ball Game

Another in a series of Leadership-focused blog posts from TPG Companies, Inc. We see it and know it everywhere: change is the only constant. Leaders are needed, as much or more than ever. Have theories of leadership kept up? According … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Servant

Another in a series of Leadership-focused blog posts from TPG Companies, Inc. For Robert Greenleaf, leaders are in the business of creating servants. Wait. What was that? Look again at this oft-repeated quote of Greenleaf, the father of the Servant … Continue reading

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Leadership Starts from the Inside

She didn’t look much like a leader. She looked like a middle-aged, friendly, somewhat absent-minded Nice Lady. Which she was. But she was a middle-aged, friendly, somewhat absent-minded Nice Lady who was passionate about the business, had been working with … Continue reading

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