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Announcing 1 Million Dollars in Philanthropic Giving

To Our Friends in the ConantLeadership Community, In service to our mission of championing leadership that works in the 21st century, we are pleased to announce that we have officially surpassed $1,000,000 in philanthropic giving since the inception of our giving program in 2012.

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Leaders, You Can (And Must) Do Better. Here’s How.

In my 40 year leadership career, I’ve observed a lot of what I call “seat-of-the-pants” leadership. It happens like this: fairly hard-working, well-meaning people are promoted into management positions. They hope to do a good job but they haven’t thought too hard about what that might mean.

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The Best Leaders Answer These 3 Questions

In last week’s post, we talked about how leadership is an inside-out craft.

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The First 2 Questions of Leadership

Leaders are inundated with complex projects, decisions, and conundrums every day. It’s a rapidly changing world. And in the midst of it, we’re faced with the daily task of delivering value in the marketplace while empowering people to be the best contributors they can be in the workplace.

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The Profound Potential of Each Moment

At ConantLeadership we often quote the popular proverb that, “we become what we repeatedly do.” We like this idea because it speaks to the power of persistently working to develop positive habits. But more importantly, it speaks to the effect that each of our decisions has on our overall character.

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3 Leadership Lessons Learned from George Washington

With Independence Day on the close horizon, we felt inspired to reflect on the leadership of our first president. As we considered the bold stewardship of George Washington we were struck by the persistent question, “what makes a leader?

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5 Leadership Books That Challenge Us to Lead with Higher Ambition

At ConantLeadership we believe in having noble aspirations for our leadership. We know that the best organizations can “do well by doing good” through practices that create value for all stakeholders — your customers, your employees, your shareholders, your communities, and the world.

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To Succeed in Leadership, Reach High Right Now

Most high-performing leaders will tell you that they are unabashed goal-setters. Sky-high vision and aspirational thinking are hallmarks of successful people. Understandably so. Leaders use goals to define expectations and outline the infinite variations of the achievable. Goals give us something to reach for.

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3 Thought Leaders Whose Work Can Help You Lead More Authentically

Leaders must be trustworthy beyond reproach if they hope to elicit remarkable performance. If we endeavor to earn trust and keep it, we must reflect on the best ways to lead authentically and with integrity.

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Why Loving Your Leadership Work Makes You Perform Better

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we have love on our minds at ConantLeadership. Not the typical romantic love we feel for our partners, or the familial love we have for our relatives. Rather, we’ve been reflecting on the love we should all try to bring to our work.

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