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Phase 1 – Decision Clarity (Part A) – “Taking Organization Performance to Another Level?”-01.16.18

 by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® “What is our optimum requirement to increase our organization performance?” Question posed by company CEO who was aiming to grow from a relatively small enterprise into a mid-sized business.           He

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Phase 5 – Enlightened Momentum Building – “Understanding the Considerable Benefits of Collaboration”-01.02.18

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® “Collaboration by employees across different departments is essential but seldom easy…For companies having employees labor in isolation can be costly.” Article by Sue Shellenbarger, Wall Street Journal, November 2017.   Although collaboration makes

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Phase 4- Enlightened Teamwork – “Falling Leaves in the Park” – 12.19.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc. “A team comprises 6 – no more than 7- people who join together to accomplish a common, highly-prized objective that is important to all of them and their organization. A successful action team

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Phase 3 – Enlightened People Engagement – “Fire All my People or Get them Fired-Up?”-12.05.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® ‘“I was working in another glass box near here,” a Liveops agent shared at a company event. “I reached the point where it was either jump off the roof or walk out the

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Phase 2- Enlightened Pathfinding – “Breathing Life and Performance into your Organization through Strategic Framing.”-11.21.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® “There’s nothing so rare as a plan,” was attributed to Napoleon by more than one historian, although others have disputed that.   Generals as successful as Napoleon probably didn’t have a plan. If

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Phase 1 – Decision Clarity – “The Coach Who Second-Guessed Himself”-11.07.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc (R) “…choosing not to ask for a video review after the home-plate umpire incorrectly ruled…” Article by Billy Witz, New York Sunday Times, Sports Section, October 2017.      Can we all agree

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Phase 5 – Enlightened Momentum Building – “Are Managers Reactive, while Leaders are Proactive?”-10.24.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® “Managers are deemed to be more today oriented, while real leaders are more likely to be tomorrow focused”.      Time and again various experts look to managers to take care of the

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Phase 4 – Enlightened Teamwork – “Do You Know What it takes to Build a Team?”-10.10.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® “A team comprises 6 – no more than 7- people who join together to accomplish a common, highly-prized objective that is important to all of them and their organization. A successful action team

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Phase 3 – Enlightened People Motivation – “Workplace Communication Lessons from the Local Lumber Yard.”-09.26.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® “One-way communication – just presenting to or talking at people – is hit-or-miss; whereas two-way communication – gaining people’s input or views – is a home run!”      A recent trip to

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Phase 2- Enlightened Pathfinding – “Moving a Rust-Bucket Town into a Premier League One.”-09.12.17

by Peter A. Arthur-Smith, Leadership Solutions, Inc.® ‘Burnley, with a population of 73,000 is the smallest town to have a Premier League soccer team in the UK: where the Premier Soccer League is one of the most prestigious sports franchises

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