Category Archives: I-COPE

Developing Authentic Leadership Skills

In the last few months we have seen many leaders being accused of things that they should have been shielding their follower from. This situation begs the question, where are the good leaders? Are there still good leaders?

We know there are good leaders. We see them in business and politics. As an ironic coincidence, in the video below I used Mark Zuckerberg as an example of a good leader. With the recent scandals around Facebook and how they use and protect user data, it seems short-sighted to have used him as an example. Afterwards Zuckerberg said: “We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you.” This statement reflect (to some extent) the relational transparency we expect from Authentic Leaders. In the video below I expand on this idea:

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The Neglected Subliminal Message

So many times I have set with senior executives that had the best of intentions and still the message they sent was not received the way they would expect or was not received at all. Although the reasons for this phenomenon vary, at it’s core there is always the same concept and that is the subliminal message.

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It pays to grow as a leader

A lot of time and effort goes into developing yourself. Regardless of what area you decide to grow it is going to cost you something. Time, money and effort. We all know that lawyers, doctors, engineers, and accountants make good money, but what about the rest of us who do not have the professional qualifications to work in these professions. Finweek Magazine investigated which degrees pay the big money. 

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