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What exactly do we mean by Crafting a Vision?

Warren Bennis wisely said, “The first basic ingredient of leadership is guiding a vision. . . . Unless you know where you’re going, and why, you cannot possibly get there.” Everyday, people in leadership roles at all levels and in all kinds of businesses craft visions of how things can be better. They call into […]

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What are the Three Cornerstone Principles of the Work of Leaders?

In the last issue of Ask Bob, I introduced you to the book, The Work of Leaders: How Vision, Alignment and Execution Will Change the Way You Lead, which opened with this quote from Warren Bennis, “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.”   The authors of The Work of Leaders state that if they […]

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What Are the Three Fundamental Responsibilities and Skills Required of Leaders?

A Frequently Asked Question from Ask Bob, The Effectiveness Coach® Prior to Warren Bennis’ (1925 – 2014) entry on the scene, with the publication of his ‘Revisionist Theory of Leadership’ in Harvard Business Review in 1961, there was no leadership discipline as we know it today.  Since then and over 30 books later, The Wall […]

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How Do I Manage Personal, Professional And Organizational Renewal?

A Frequently Asked Question from Ask Bob, The Effectiveness Coach® Forty-six percent of organizations generally cease to exist within a year-and-a-half of opening. The ones that remain in business generally average a median lifespan of seven years. Those that continue beyond this point will typically follow a cycle frequently referred to as a corporate lifecycle. […]

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What do I want to be remembered for?

This past year we have explored the book, A Year with Peter Drucker which is devoted to helping you become a more effective leader of your organization. I can think of no better way to conclude this series than posing the title question. Peter Drucker cared deeply about people. He was an astute observer of […]

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Developing Oneself From Success to Significance

What Would Peter Drucker Say About Success to Significance? A Frequently Asked Question from Ask Bob, The Effectiveness Coach® This past year we have explored the book, A Year with Peter Drucker which is devoted to helping you become a more effective leader of your organization. We saw that one of Drucker’s most powerful ideas […]

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What Would Peter Drucker Say About Power of Purpose?

Major Lessons Learned From a Year With Peter Drucker, Eleventh In a Series of Twelve What Would Peter Drucker Say About Power of Purpose? A Frequently Asked Question from Ask Bob, The Effectiveness Coach® This past year we have explored the book, A Year with Peter Drucker which is devoted to helping you become a […]

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What Would Peter Drucker Say About Developing People?

Major Lessons Learned From A Year with Peter Drucker, Tenth in a Series of Twelve What Would Peter Drucker Say about Developing People? A Frequently Asked Question from Ask Bob, The Effectiveness Coach® This past year we have explored the book, A Year with Peter Drucker which is devoted to helping you become a more […]

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