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Have you earned the right to lead?

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Ten Deeply Destructive Mistakes That Suggest the Answer Is No (and How to Stop Making Them) There are people in every organization you know whose titles indicate they are leaders. Often, and unfortunately, their employees beg to differ. Oh, they don’t say it directly, not to the boss’s face, anyway. They say it with their […]

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Build a Culture of Trust to Boost Employee Performance

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Do your employees trust you? The brutal truth is probably not. It may not be fair, and you may not want to hear it, but chances are that previous leaders have poisoned the ground on which you’re trying to grow a successful business. Make no mistake: Unless you and all the leaders in your organization can gain the trust of your employees, performance will suffer. And considering how tough it is to survive in today’s business environment, that’s very bad news for your company.

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Is Your Team Failing Elegantly?

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No one wants to lose.

That’s true whether you’re talking about the Super Bowl, a friendly basketball game with the neighbors, or a footrace between eight-year-olds. Yes, the desire to win is embedded in the human psyche. So why is it that in the business world the “win or (almost) die trying” principle seems to falter? Why do so many talented, well-led teams, enterprises, and organizations—many of them with clear, reasonable goals—fail to win victories that should have been easily within their grasps?

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Audio: Interview with Liz Saint John on CBS-SF Radio

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In this interview with Liz Saint John of CBS-SF Radio 97.3FM, John answers questions about how he got started teaching leadership and how to be truly authentic as a leader. Listen to the full interview here: [audio:john-hamm.mp3] For more information about this radio station, visit: http://radioalice.radio.com/2011/04/26/unusually-excellent-by-john-hamm/

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Audio: Interview with Billy the Brain

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