Leadership

Building A Culture of Confidence

by Steve Holt February 5, 2017
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I do alot of speaking, all over the country.  I speak to small groups, big groups, and every size in-between.  And one thing is always true no matter who I am speaking to:  I get nervous.  It’s true.  I have been a speaker for a very long time and talked to literally tens of thousands […]

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Use Twitter Like A Boss

by Steve Holt November 27, 2016
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It was July 2nd, 2007.  That was that day I joined Twitter and my life changed.  Well, perhaps I am over-exaggerating because it wasn’t that dramatic.  But looking back I can see now what a game-changer Twitter would be.  I still believe that Twitter is the best business-building tool ever created, if you are willing […]

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10 Things That Lousy Leaders Do – Part 2 of 2

by Steve Holt September 18, 2013
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Last week I shared part 1 with you about 5 things that lousy leaders do.  This week I’ll share with you the remaining 5 things that I think are the hallmarks of bad leadership.  This ain’t pretty. 6.  Feeling threatened by smart employees – I don’t care how smart you are, how talented you are, or […]

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10 Things That Lousy Leaders Do – Part 1 of 2

by Steve Holt September 11, 2013
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We’ve all been there.  You work for a person who doesn’t understand what leadership is.  Worse yet, you work for a person who doesn’t understand what leadership is but thinks they do.  Leadership is hard, no 2 ways about it.  Some people are born leaders but I believe that most people need to hone their […]

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10 Miles Wide, 1 Inch Deep

by Steve Holt July 27, 2011
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Everything rises and falls on leadership. And of course leadership isn’t easy or everyone would be a leader. In my estimation there are many things that leaders have to concentrate on to be successful leaders, and I want to talk about a few of them in this post. I live in the world of technology […]

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Creating Change… Are You Really Willing To Lead?

by Steve Holt February 16, 2011
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I recently went to a week-long leadership training event. It was one of those weeks where you are thrown in with a group of strangers and you do leadership activities together, you study leadership, you hear speakers talk about leadership, and you share your opinions and beliefs on leadership. And because the week is about […]

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If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying

by Steve Holt February 5, 2011
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Yeah, I’m not the first person to say that, and yeah, it’s still true. Next week I am going to a week-long leadership development institute with people from all over the state of Tennessee. It is gonna be a great week of meeting new friends and having some fun while we learn. But I’ll be […]

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My Boss Is An Idiot, So Now What Do I Do?

by Steve Holt January 16, 2011
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Leadership flows downhill.  Well, that’s how it is supposed to be.  Yes, there are instances when the boss is an idiot and the real leaders are somewhere below in the hierarchical tree.  But that is the point of this post in talking about social media strategy. Whether the organization is big or small, if the […]

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The Most Important Person In the Room

by Steve Holt November 2, 2010
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My grandmother reached up and wiped a bit of lint from his shoulder.  She adjusted the medals on his chest and ran her hand down his lapel.  And she looked up at my dad with a smile as big as Texas.  She was extremely proud of her son, my dad.  The only one of 7 […]

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7 Leadership Traits Enhanced (or hurt) By Technology

by Steve Holt July 23, 2010
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We’ve all seen it. We’ve all worked for some person who had no business being in a leadership position. How they got there is a mystery to everyone, and when it comes to using technology, oh my… they are about as sharp as a bowling ball. Am I right? So to make sure that you […]

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