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Insecurity: Leadership flaw of America’s worst president

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Every few years, historians rank America’s past Presidents from best to worst. While scholars disagree on the place of certain Presidents, they’re united in their opinion that Warren G. Harding was one of the lousiest leaders ever to have occupied the White House. Despite holding office for less than three years, Harding left a legacy of scandal and corruption. What accounted for his dismal failure as a national leader? Insecurity.

Posted: November 3rd, 2012 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Do you have what it takes?

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In the documentary film chronicling her journey to superstardom, performer Katy Perry advises her fans: “Believe in yourself and you can be anything.”

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Qualities of a good guide

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In 1804, Lewis and Clark faced the daunting task of finding their way across the vast wilderness of the American continent to reach its Pacific Coast.

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Competitive advantage through people development

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Are those with fortunes simply fortunate? Do our life circumstances depend more on fate or choice? Are leaders born or made?

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

How leaders develop

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Leadership is not an exclusive club reserved for those who were “born with it.” The traits comprising the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader.

Posted: May 6th, 2012 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Personal accountability: Outting the brakes on moral breakdown

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On April 10th Bobby Petrino, still red-faced from road rash and embarrassment, was fired as head football coach at the University of Arkansas.

Posted: April 21st, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Transformational leadership

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How did you spend summertime as a child? Perhaps you have memories of vacationing with your family, playing baseball or softball, attending summer camps, or swimming at the pool or lake.

Posted: April 14th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Thinking your way to the top

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No one wants to feel invisible as they pass through life, yet we often get the impression that others see us as little more than a statistic. Our resume ends up in a pile, our performance reviews goes into a file, and like everyone else, we get a raise every once in a while.

Posted: March 31st, 2012 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Moving past our myths about creativity

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The following moral or ethical dilemma supposedly was included on an actual job application: You are driving down the road at night during a torrential downpour, when you pass by a bus stop. Three people are waiting for the bus: An elderly lady who looks as if she needs medical attention; a longtime friend who once saved your life and the man/woman of your dreams (assume you’re unmarried)

Posted: March 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Six simple rules for life

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A five-year old slugger smacks the baseball out into the field and sprints toward third base.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Avoiding workplace rivalries

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In 2004, a group of Yale students (24 of them) pulled off an elaborate prank at the annual Harvard-Yale football game. Dressed in crimson-and-white T-shirts touting their membership in the Harvard Pep Squad, the Yale students positioned themselves throughout the bleachers on Harvard’s side of the field. During the first half of the game, the imposters celebrated wildly whenever Harvard’s team had success and even led the Harvard crowd in cheers.

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

How I learned to connect with people

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If it is true that almost everything we become and accomplish in life is with and through other people, then the ability to create rapport with them is the most important skill we can learn. Looking back at the early and middle stages of my career, I identified six practices that helped me to connect with others. I trust that they will be beneficial to you in honing your skills as a connector.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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