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Closing the Human Value Gap

What is your biggest challenge as a business leader? If someone were to ask you what three issues are holding you back from tapping your full potential, what would you say?

Principles of People First Leadership Mastery

In order to understand the richness of meaning, the depth of significance, and the profitable implications of the People First philosophy, it is of paramount importance to fully comprehend the governing principles on which the People First philosophy is established. Every philosophy and system of thought is based on a set of principles or axioms that governs and guides the effective practice of that philosophy.

What’s Your Leadership Kryptonite?

Studying the impact that emotional maturity has on leadership development has been a hobby of mine ever since Dr. Daniel Goleman wrote his fine book, Emotional Intelligence, in 1995. Dr. Goleman’s work captivated my attention, because in 40 years as a leadership consultant I have witnessed firsthand that emotional maturity is a major area of concern for many of our clients.

People First in Action: The Cure for Silo Sickness

The cry coming from leaders in C-suites throughout corporate America is, “How can our organization achieve a sustainable competitive advantage?”

Provocative Questions for Developing Leadership Mastery

This is a template for helping leaders to assess their level of leadership mastery. One of the greatest gifts that you can give to your leadership team is to help them achieve leadership mastery both in their professional and personal lives.

The Profitable Implications of Treating People with Dignity Respect & Honor

During more than thirty years as a leadership consultant, a virtual host of disgruntled employees and customers have given me an earful about how poorly they are being treated. Every time I hear the pain and disgust in their voices as they describe the disrespect and dishonor they are experiencing, it makes me even more determined to do something about this epidemic of disrespect in the workplace.

The Economics of Developing Humility in the Workplace

When you look at the title of this white paper, it may not be readily apparent that there is an inextricable relationship between humility and the economic prosperity of your organization. However, I intend to prove that there is untold profitability inherent within humility … and a staggeringly high cost associated with hubris.

The People First Business Strategy Map

As a leader, what do you need to successfully navigate your business? I submit that it is essential to develop a new strategy to address two of the greatest challenges currently hindering the sustainable profitability of most businesses worldwide: generating employee engagement and optimizing strategy execution.

Mastering the Art of Human Engagement

Every business leader who is concerned about growing the sustainable profitability of his or her organization should consider this: “What percentage of our purpose partners are engaged, not engaged, or actively disengaged?”

When I Respect and Value Others, I Respect and Value Myself!

Are People Assets or Human Beings?

We believe there is a Fundamental flaw in the thinking of many business leaders; a misunderstanding of what it means to be human. We invite you to consider the implications of the following statements:

How a Common Fiddle Gained Uncommon Value

What People First Is…

If you want a harvest in a year, grow a crop …
If you want a harvest in ten years, grow a tree …
If you want a harvest that will last for a lifetime, grow people.
– Chinese Proverb

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