Volume 13

“Successful people become great leaders when they learn to shift the focus from themselves to others.” - Marshall Goldsmith

Volume 13 Letter From the Editor:

Being the leader is never easy. It requires decisiveness and dealing with uncertainty. It means admitting your mistakes and shortcomings, which you can be positive there will be. And, most importantly, it sometimes means giving away your power so that you can empower the right person to lead in different situations.

Nobody’s perfect. And that’s why sometimes, it’s best for you to step back and let someone else lead. You must quiet your leader, alpha, persona and let your follower, doer, persona shine through. If you’ve always held the reins, it can be difficult to let go of your ego and hand them over to someone else. It’s vital to recognize when you’re out of your realm of knowledge, and where someone else might be better suited to make an important decision.

Don’t overlook your contribution as you execute shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the team. And, while someone else is leading, you have the opportunity to learn from them. Leadership is an art. It’s our privilege to work with some of the world’s most exciting leaders to share the brushstrokes behind their masterpieces.

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In This Issue

  • You Be The Captain Now... Lessons from The Art of Leadership

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    Closing remarks by Ron Tite and Visual Summaries drawn by Carolyn Ellis based on the speakers from The Art of Leadership in Toronto on November 17, 2015.

  • Cold Calling Zombies

    Tibor Shanto

    The debate as to whether cold calling is a viable means of engaging with potential buyers and prospects has been raging since the phone was created, probably before that.  If you have been...

  • You Just Suck. Admit It.

    James Altucher

    "So...tell me what you are NOT good at? What do you need to do better?" The trick question in the interview. Does everyone lie? I certainly used to lie when...

  • The Four Outcomes of Content

    Mitch Joel

    What is your content trying to do? Why does your content exist? Who is it reaching? What business purpose does it solve? Is it any good? Does anyone care? If you...

  • Q&A With Daniel H. Pink

    Daniel H. Pink

    The evidence is pretty clear. We’re not all selling products and services directly.  But if you look at what white-collar workers do all day on the job, a huge portion of it is...


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