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Are you a leader, or just holding down a leadership position?

In a posting earlier this year, we mentioned John Maxwell who is a prolific writer and speaker, often on subjects related to leadership.  In that posting, we talked about what Maxwell calls “positional leadership” which is the bottom level of his “5 Levels of Leadership.”  However, there’s an important leadership lesson to be learned when

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“You cannot expect to perform at a high level unless people are personally engaged.”

Doug Conant is the former CEO of Campbell’s Soup Company.  When he assumed that position in 2001, he says the environment at Campbell’s was “toxic.”  One third of his 20,000 employees were looking for jobs elsewhere.  He and his team attacked the problem with a strategy of “employee engagement.”  As a result, he was able

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