What I Learned from Jay Leno

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Motivational Speaker Bill StaintonA long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I used to write monolog jokes for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. One day after the show I happened to be sitting with Jay (no doubt having pizza; with Jay, it’s always pizza), and the conversation turned to fame. Specifically, the double-edged sword that is fame. At one point, ...

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3 Steps to Dealing with Weaknesses

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In an earlier post I talked about why you should try to spend 80% of your time, energy, and resources focusing on your strengths. In other words, focusing on the stuff you do best. But what about the “other” stuff? What about the weaknesses? What about the stuff that, let’s face ...

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What You Should Be Reading

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It seems there are new books on leadership, sales, customer service, and every other topic coming out every day. So how do you decide what you really need to read? It turns out it’s actually pretty basic!

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The #1 Reason Most Change Doesn’t Last

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You’ve done the hard work of leading your team through change, but now things are reverting to the way they were before. What went wrong? Here’s the #1 reason most change doesn’t last.

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3 Ways Travel Makes You a Better Leader

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Can a vacation make you a better leader? Absolutely! In fact, travel (especially international travel) provides numerous leadership lessons. Here are just three of them.

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Now it’s your turn. What experiences have you had while traveling that have made you a better leader? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

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2 Reasons to Let Your Team Fight

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I used to believe that squabbles, dissent, and fighting among my team members was a bad thing, but not any more. In fact, team in-fighting can be one of your greatest leadership allies!

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Now it’s your turn. What experience have you had when a disagreement within your team has led to a better ...

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