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written by Mick Ukleja

Life And Leadership Lessons From The Wizard

Seventy-seven years ago MGM produced one of the best films of all time – – The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. It was a 1939 film starring Judy Garland, and has been used over the years to highlight principles for both leading and living. The key principle is personal accountability.  Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow, […]

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02.24.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

5 Actions Of A Serving Leader……With Amazing Results!

What makes a great organization? We could list a number of things, but right at the top would be “GREAT PEOPLE.” So the question becomes, “how can leaders help their people achieve their greatness?” My good friends, Ken Jennings and John Stahl-wert say “it’s in serving them.” Their 10th anniversary edition of The Serving Leader lays out 5 […]

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02.04.2016
written by Mick Ukleja

My 10 Most Popular Posts For 2014

Based on our research and your response, we’ve listed last year’s top 10 blog posts.  Several hit a real “need”  in your lives.  Some of my favorites were not on the list, but yours are. Here’s what we did – A. We have identified our top 10 posts 1. 9 Things Not To Do When You […]

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02.18.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Reasons Why Investing In Leadership Development Pays BIG Dividends

By: Brigadier General Jeffrey Foley I am pleased to invite my colleague and friend as our guest to Leadershiptraq. Brigadier General Jeffrey Foley (retired), has, throughout his military career, served in leadership positions around the world. In these constantly changing environments, his genius was to keep everyone focused on the accomplishment of the mission while creating […]

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02.04.2015
written by Mick Ukleja

4 Ways To Make Better Decisions

Ego can be a great asset for a leader or manager. It can create the confidence and self-efficacy a leader needs. But there is a downside. When making organizational decisions a leader’s ego can be a millstone around the neck. Marshall Goldsmith wrote a book entitled, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How […]

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11.05.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

8 Lessons From The Godfather Of Leadership, Warren Bennis

Last month we lost a man known as the leader of leaders – Warren Bennis (1925-2014). The imprint he left has shaped what we know today about leadership. No matter which book on leadership you read – technical or practical – scattered across the pages is the name Warren Bennis. His recent passing is like […]

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08.12.2014
written by Mick Ukleja

What Captain Kirk Teaches CEOs About the Power of Truth-Telling

I recently spoke to the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium in Oklahoma City and then Tulsa on 6 strategies to strengthen our integrity in a greedy world.   How is it possible to “Face the herd?”  As a result, I was interviewed by The Company Ethicist, a San Francisco based organization, on what it means to […]

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10.30.2013
written by Mick Ukleja

CREATING AN URGENCY, NOT AN EMERGENCY?

4 Things Successful People Do? Some of the most important things in life are accomplished when we have a sense of urgency. And some of the greatest stresses we endure are experienced when we are bombarded and ambushed by the emergencies of life. What’s the difference? It’s the locus of control. Are the stresses coming […]

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06.27.2013
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