Ideas & Advice

Feedback Drives Improvement and Success

  by John Keyser We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve. ~ Bill Gates I had the good fortune to be invited to the annual Global Leadership Summit sponsored by Willow Creek Church. 240,000 leaders from all around the globe were in attendance. The...
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An Admirable Goal for Leaders

  by John Keyser Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. – Arthur Ashe Two weeks ago, our pastor discussed our path through life, that we all experience ups and downs, good times and difficult times; that we have happiness and...
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As Leaders in Business, What Is Our Calling?

by John Keyser “Allow the way to your great work to be guided by your service to others.” ~ Mollie Marti What is our purpose in life? That is a question that could be discussed for hours and is worthy of our attention. I pose it because I believe how...
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Our Internal Relationships Are Vitally Important

by John Keyser True success is not about how much money we make, it’s about our relationships, our helping others succeed.                                   I am blessed to hear wonderful sermons at my local parish church. While the messages are about our values and how we lead our lives, I often feel that they...
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Are We Using Our Leadership Gifts?

  by John Keyser “A rising tide lifts all boats.” ~John F. Kennedy Last week, I heard a sermon at church that resonated within me. In the Gospel, Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.” The message was...
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Leadership Is Our Service to Others

  by John Keyser “Allow the way to your great work to be guided by your service to others.” – Mollie Marti Last week, I had the privilege and honor of attending the Georgetown McDonough School of Business graduation for Taylor Johnson. In addition to her academic achievements, Taylor stands out...
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Additional Thoughts About the Importance of Internal Relationships

  by John Keyser “…A leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.” Beth Revis Last week, someone mentioned that she had just come from a soup kitchen that gives away free meals. The woman shared, “The food...
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Our Internal Relationships Matter, Greatly!

  by John Keyser “Good leadership is how we help people feel about themselves.” Cathy Becker The goal of helping others become “their best selves” has been mentioned in several recent conversations, stories and programs. This principle is fundamental to highly effective leadership and prompts me to write this paper....
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Restoring Corporate Trust – Why We Must Try

  by John Keyser When I previously wrote about earning trust with co-workers, a friend, a true leader in the public policy field, called to suggest that a closely related and equally important subject is restoring corporate trust. I immediately went to sit on my front porch and think about...
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Kindness in Leadership

  by John Keyser “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” –  Bob Kerrey  Strong leadership and kindness are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they fit together effectively. The most successful leaders treat their team members with kindness. They realize that kindness...
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