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Leaders focus on what can be controlled, seizing every opportunity to cultivate in their people the willingness to compete, to strive together. The people in these organizations are not scoreboard watchers. They thrive when challenged to execute under pressure while tackling difficult problems. Results follow.

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Managers Hype Results; Leaders Cultivate Strivership

Striving together is in our nation’s DNA. It was in John McCain's DNA as well. He channeled the genius of the Founders as articulated by historian Joseph Ellis in this excerpt from “Orchestrating The Second American Revolution."

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A Legacy of Leadership

IBM has conducted several global CEO studies in recent years. They have asked CEO's: "What is your biggest challenge?" Instead of a typical go-to response like "management discipline," the CEO's have overwhelmingly cited "change and complexity" as their biggest challenge. They also say that they continue to struggle to manage the highly volatile, increasingly complex business environment. The IBM studies report that the gap between "expected change" and the "ability to manage it" continues to grow.  

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It Takes Courage To Lead

70% of U.S. workers are not engaged at work. The vast majority of these workers are disengaged because of their boss. Why is this happening? Results from my Striver Quotient® Assessment reveal the root of the problem. Too many people in leadership positions are managing instead of leading.

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Leaders Win The Locker Room

"Were all instructors to realize that the quality of mental process, not the production of correct answers, is the measure of educative growth, something hardly less than a revolution in teaching would be worked"   John Dewey, 1916

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In An Age of Innovation The Grade 'Em & Rank 'em Model Must Go!