Posts in Category of: Leadership

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Are You Building Mount Rushmore or the Soviet Union?

September 10th, 2019  |  Published in Leadership, Reputation

Will Your Reputation be Built to Last? Visiting Mount Rushmore has been on my bucket list for some time.  My wife, daughter, son-in-law and I recently made the pilgrimage to …

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Is it Time for a New Approach?

August 21st, 2019  |  Published in Leadership

Learn from the “Father of Advertising” My daughter Jordan, who works in the Chicago office of Ogilvy, will be celebrating her birthday this Saturday. She inspired me to post a …

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25 Leadership Lessons for 25 Years of Business – Leadership Advice

July 17th, 2019  |  Published in Leadership

The Leadership Advice You Need Twenty-five years ago, the doors of Bustin & Co. opened and my career as a leadership speaker, business coach, author, and Vistage Master Chair took …

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Find Your Sweet Spot

July 1st, 2019  |  Published in Leadership, Problem Solving

25 Years of Bustin & Co. + 25 Timeless Guidelines for Leaders Twenty-five years ago today the doors of Bustin & Co. opened and the journey towards finding my sweet …

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What’s Your Communication Style?

June 11th, 2019  |  Published in Accountability, Leadership

Your Driving Habits Offer Clues A version of this article was first published in June 2012, was reposted five years ago due to its popularity and has been updated as …

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Summer Reading: Best Books About Leadership

May 7th, 2019  |  Published in Leadership

What are the best books about leadership? Here are my top 7 for this summer: The leaders I work with are continuous learners with hearty appetites for great leadership books. …

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The Leader Must Decide

April 2nd, 2019  |  Published in Leadership

What’s Your Next Big Decision? Excerpt from How Leaders Decide, the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely …

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Remembering Herb Kelleher

January 7th, 2019  |  Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

Herb Kelleher, the co-founder, CEO and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines passed away last Thursday at the age of 87. He was an admirable innovator and an exceptional leader that …

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When Is a Little Too Much?

August 7th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Offers Clues for Your Upcoming Planning Session The period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is often when leaders gather to affirm their organization’s strategies and …

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Summer Reading for Leaders

June 18th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership

Continuous Learners Will Dig Into These Books As an accountability speaker and business consultant for more than 20 years, I’ve seen firsthand what makes companies like Marriott, Container Store, Ernst …

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Joan of Arc: 3 Leadership Lessons

April 27th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership

When do you collaborate and when do you lead? <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> On 7 May 1429, Joan of Arc led 1,500 French …

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How to “Mind The Gap” of Workplace Accountability

February 6th, 2018  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

What is the Gap? If you live in or have travelled in the United Kingdom, you likely recall being told to “please mind the gap.” This phrase—first introduced in the …

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Cultivate a Year-Long Culture of Gratitude

November 17th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Organization Health

Every year when November rolls around, companies begin planning parties, sending employee appreciation gifts and bringing surprise perks to the office. It’s important for every company to take the time …

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Deadline Approaching! 3 Tips to Reduce Fire-Fighting

October 16th, 2017  |  Published in Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Problem Solving, Productivity

An organization reveals its personality by how it meets or misses deadlines. What I often see are two distinct personalities within a single organization. Call it organizational multiple personality disorder: …

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Back to School: 9 Tasks to Help You Lead by Learning

August 31st, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Summer’s over. It’s back to school for business. The best business leaders are lifelong learners, so brush up on your Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Reading 1. Man’s Search for Meaning – …

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How Good People Go Bad: Any Pirates Aboard Your Ship?

July 13th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Navigating a Business World Full of Pirates and Traitors How do good people go bad? For Bartholomew Roberts, the route from honest sailor to Black Bart, the most successful pirate …

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The Summer of 1776: Planning the Future of an Independent Nation

July 4th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership, Strategic Planning

The first battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775. The Battle of Yorktown that culminated on 19 October 1781 with Lieutenant …

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Leadership Lessons from D-Day

June 6th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Winds howled and rain strafed the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force command post just north of Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. The worst weather in 20 years was wreaking havoc with months …

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5 Questions to Ask About Money

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

Money Matters: Questions to Ask About Money As a leader, it is important to know where your values stand. Your approach to money influences your decision-making, both personal and professional. …

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Putting the Wind at Their Back: The Gift of Coaching

March 20th, 2017  |  Published in Leadership

3 Tips for Better Employee Coaching If you’re a good leader, you’re probably a good problem solver. But are you a good coach? Coaching means you’re no longer out front. …

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