The Two Biggest Leadership Traps

CIO Bill Rieger identifies the two leadership traps that leaders can fall into — ego and insecurity, and explains how to avoid the devastating effects they could have on the culture of your organization.

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Owning Your Issues

Like it or not, your issues influence those you lead. Therefore, it’s critical to gain power over your issues by finding someone and talking straight with them, writes CIO Bill Rieger.

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A Warning About Labels

As soon as you label something, you create a boundary for it. This is neither good nor bad, but factual. If you ask someone for a container, they may bring you one of many types of items that could be considered a container. A cup, bowl, pan, bucket, a retainment pond, a lake, the ocean. […]

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Amending The American Way

Is Americanism a world view? Historically speaking there are four common world views that have been passed along through university studies. There are many variations of the world views, so while you may call it — or have studied — something different, philosophers have summed it up in terms of communication. The first is the […]

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Strategic Planning And The Smoke Of Doubt

Most people have a love-hate relationship with strategic planning. There are those who find the whole process boring but agree with the need; after all, the organization needs direction. There are those who like the process of herding cats and getting everyone involved to agree with the direction and initiatives. Then there are the doubters. […]

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