Reflections on Leadership

164 EpisodesProduced by Karl Bimshas

Leadership advisor, writer, and no BS accountability partner, Karl Bimshas, shares quick reflections on leadership, and interviews other busy professionals, to challenge your perspective, provide inspiration, and give insights to help you manage better and lead well. Support this podcast: https://an… read more

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Use S.P.I.C.E.

July 15th, 2019

3:23

Here are five criteria you can use to filter the worthiness of your ideas. Use a numeric scale, 0-4 for example, to rate the low and high probability …

Turn Wishes into a Great Goal

July 15th, 2019

8:47

People still confuse a list of wishes with goals. Goals should give you vision and direction so you can create an actionable plan toward achieving …

Change a Piece of the World

July 14th, 2019

5:20

It doesn’t take as much to change the world as you might think. Anytime you interact with others, it’s impossible not to have any influence on them in some way. 

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Leadership advisor, …

Leadership and The Three Legged Stool

July 12th, 2019

2:43

It doesn’t matter what you’re leading; there are three areas you want to strike a balance.

  • Customer Satisfaction, 
  • Employee Satisfaction, 
  • and …

7 Steps to Build a Great Personal Plan

July 12th, 2019

13:26

7 Steps to Build a Great Personal Plan

Consider this a busy professional’s checklist for success. You probably do a good job making plans in your worklife, but what about everywhere else? Karl Bimshas gives a brief …

Leadership Spotlight: Philip Tanzilo

July 10th, 2019

18:19

In this episode, Phillip Tanzilo, owner of Transformational Learning and Leadership Strategies. He is a Performance Consultant, Coach, and Speaker …

Know Your Purpose and Values

July 9th, 2019

3:23

Want to be a good business owner, executive, or friend? Know your purpose.

Know your values and work on your purpose every day. Alllow them to guide you, inform your decisions, and inspire your life.

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Never Lower Your Goal

July 8th, 2019

3:07

How are you doing on your goals? Riding high; or don't want to think about it until you're back from vacation?

Take a look at your targets for the year. What are you going to do if you're off track? A lousy leader might …

Finding Passion Versus Bringing Passion

July 8th, 2019

3:13

People get worked up about not being able to find their passion. They think that’s the first requirement, a job that you’re passionate about. If you have that, you know it’s a great and rare thing. However, that doesn’t …

10 Questions to Help Busy Professionals Act on Purpose

July 6th, 2019

11:28

10 Questions to Help Busy Professionals Act on Purpose

A lot of seemingly successful people are feeling lost around saying they don’t know what their …

Leadership Spotlight: Ruth McCallan

June 26th, 2019

30:11

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Ruth McCallan. …

Leadership Spotlight: Kristina Au

June 19th, 2019

16:12

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Kristina Au, …

Leadership Spotlight: Chris Hoffmann

June 12th, 2019

27:06

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Chris Hoffmann, …

Leadership Spotlight: Courtney Stuessel

June 4th, 2019

17:06

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Courtney Stuessel, …

Leadership Spotlight: Chad Chartier

May 29th, 2019

21:30

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Chad Chartier, …

Leadership Spotlight: Frank Marshall

May 22nd, 2019

19:12

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Dr. Frank …

Leadership Spotlight: Abby Weiss

May 17th, 2019

10:10

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Abby Weiss, a …

Build a User’s Guide for Yourself

May 8th, 2019

3:52

You might think working with you is a dream. You’re in your head all day, so, you know your intentions and beliefs better than anyone else, and I am sure they all sound reasonable. The problem is; no one else is in …

Leadership Spotlight: Linda Carter

May 2nd, 2019

11:47

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.”

In this episode, Linda Carter, a …

What’s Your Life About?

April 29th, 2019

3:22

What’s Your Life About?

If your life were like a book or a movie and someone asked, “What’s it about?” What would you reply?

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Leadership Spotlight: Tony Bianca

April 25th, 2019

18:03

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight”

In this episode, Tony Bianca, an …

Burnt Out? Shape Up!

April 24th, 2019

4:58

For those who still have fuel in the take and want to be helpful, but aren’t sure where to begin.

  1. List your ten best excuses
  2. List your strengths …

Your Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste

April 20th, 2019

4:52

Your Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste. As a high performer, you are a leader and an artist. Leaders and artists create a record of successes. They surround themselves with positive people who uplift them and …

Leadership Spotlight: Sheila Netti

April 17th, 2019

19:27

Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight” 

In this episode, Sheila Netti, …

Take Action

April 16th, 2019

2:59

Take Action: An overabundance of thinking tends to mean a scarcity of action. 

Take Action => Get a result => Review the result => Adjust …

Feel Better Fast

April 15th, 2019

2:52

Feel Better Fast: Feeling blah and want to feel better fast? Assess a set of regular positive actions and then think about how to maintain or improve …

Dismantle Dismay

April 14th, 2019

6:00

Let’s face it. Sometimes things stink. They just do. If you let the little things in life start to bring you down, you’ll have no resistance to the big things. And now you have dismay. If you’re feeling blah, or just …

Leadership Spotlight: Barbara Eldridge

April 11th, 2019

10:27

“Leadership Spotlight,” the show where Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, he speaks with Barbara …

Leadership Spotlight: Karl Bradley

April 4th, 2019

19:16

During “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, he speaks with another “Karl with a …

Leadership Spotlight: Donnie Staples

March 31st, 2019

18:34

Leadership Advisor Karl Bimshas, speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Donnie Staples, Director of Children’s Ministry …

Do All Your Customers Love You? Nope.

March 30th, 2019

6:35

Proper customer service involves an ecosystem built on your reliability, responsiveness, and your commitment to the relationship. Like any …

Leadership Spotlight: Jeff Gelder

March 27th, 2019

13:24

In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Jeff Gelder, owner of a voiceover …

Leadership Spotlight: Shannon Johnson

March 24th, 2019

11:18

In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, I talk with Shannon …

Are you Facing a Problem, or a Challenge?

March 23rd, 2019

3:33

Attitude and language are linked. And while positive language has a far greater chance of leading to positive outcomes, clear definitions also help.

Leadership Spotlight: Michael Mance

March 19th, 2019

19:41

In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Michael Mance, Owner …

Pick Me Up: For the Dreamers Who Aren't Sleeping

March 17th, 2019

3:21

This pick me up message is a shout out to those of you who are working your plan while everyone else is kicking a few back, and letting their hair down. This is for the leaders who plan on burning the midnight oil, not …

Leadership Spotlight: Teri Wilder

March 12th, 2019

20:14

The launch of Leadership Spotlight. Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Teri Wilder, …

Complain Complain Complain

March 6th, 2019

3:37

What could you accomplish if instead of complaining you either took action or kept your mouth shut?
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What's Your Temperature?

February 21st, 2019

3:24

Are you running hot or cold today? What kind of climate are you creating with your behavior?
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Personal Values

February 8th, 2019

7:05

Finding your values is one thing, changing them is something else. It is possible, though it takes time. Consider making that investment.
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Foggy Forest

February 6th, 2019

5:28

As a leader, you build the capacity to see the hidden pain in yourself and others. Only those equipped with empathy can provide the space, time, and nourishment that promotes the healing.
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Do You Run a Learning Organization?

January 30th, 2019

3:09

No matter the size of your organization, if you want to become more efficient, increase productivity, increase profit, and grow client satisfaction, there is no better way than building a workplace environment geared …

Leading Rebels

January 24th, 2019

3:05

Good leaders know how to lead cats. They don’t tell you to “sit down,” “stay in your lane,” or “wait your turn.” They listen to the beat *you* dance to and incorporate it into their vision.
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How to Apologize

January 15th, 2019

4:19

Admitting you were wrong, then fixing your mistakes is difficult. That (and ego) is one of the reasons people often do a lousy job apologizing. No, …

Diversity

January 10th, 2019

2:03

If everyone in the room looks just like you, you’re not learning much. Make room at your table, or find room at theirs. Your ideas, solutions, and …

Three Words

January 3rd, 2019

1:49

You can set a theme for your year to make it far more meaningful for you. Need help finding the words? Pick one of your values, one of your skills, …

Top 5 Episodes from 2018

December 28th, 2018

11:27

Over the year we have shared nearly 100 thoughts, insights, or challenges designed to grow your perspective and help you to manage better and lead …

Dyslexia, Dysthymia, and Determination

December 23rd, 2018

6:35

"There are things contained within that are not perfect."

Navigate your challenges in your own way.

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How to Desuckify Your Goals

December 13th, 2018

4:49

Goals are important, but you won't achieve them if they suck. Here are 12 points that will help you set and achieve a great goal.

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Ignore the Phonies

December 9th, 2018

3:37

Why, "Meh, I'm good," isn't good enough and "fake it 'til you make it," is honest.

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Miserable People

December 4th, 2018

7:48

Don't live a life of "quiet desperation." Don't give up. Don't defer your great goals.

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The Chicken and The Pig

December 2nd, 2018

2:14

Want to achieve your great goal? Show more than involvement, be committed to your commitments.

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What Makes a Lousy Leader?

November 30th, 2018

5:57

31 Attributes to rate your leaders.

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Vision Passion Action

November 27th, 2018

2:57

To achieve exceptional performance you need the magical combination of vision, passion, and action. For more information on candid, affordable …

Lighthouse or Silo?

November 26th, 2018

4:11

Leadership is not about being bigger than your surroundings. It is about the size of the influence you have where you stand. Do you act like a …

Your Theme

November 17th, 2018

3:52

Have you set a theme for your next project? Stuck? Pick one value, one skill, and one aspiration. Thanks for listening, please share with others, and …

Bring a S.I.D.E. of Leadership

November 15th, 2018

6:01

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Your Uniqueness

November 11th, 2018

4:04

What makes you unique? Ask people: "I'm working on my personal development, and my coach is insisting I ask ten people, so at the risk of sounding arrogant, what do you think makes me unique? First thought is best. …

Luck and Good Fortune

November 9th, 2018

1:59

Instead of looking for it - secretly provide it to others. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Voting

November 5th, 2018

7:25

This episode of Reflections on Leadership, recorded on November 4, 2018 , revisits a post first written on November 4, 2008. See if you can recognize what changes and what has remained the same. Either way, this year, …

Less Until and More Unless

November 4th, 2018

4:12

Pay attention to how often your here "I can't until ..." Better to use, "I won't unless ..." Unless" creates options. "Until" limits choice. "Can't" …

Are You Amazing?

November 3rd, 2018

2:04

There's really only one person who matters who has to think you're amazing, and that's you. www.karlbimshasconsulting.com

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Expectations, Keep 'em High

November 2nd, 2018

2:21

You can lower your expectations and never feel disappointment, or you can raise your expectations and manage your disappointments… like an adult.

Be More Discerning

November 1st, 2018

2:10

When you are discerning, you create a set of standards for yourself. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Many Ways

October 31st, 2018

2:18

Not doing it your way doesn't make it wrong, it just makes it different. There are many ways to do many things. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Believe in People Who Believe in You

October 30th, 2018

2:48

These people are not wearing rose-colored glasses or putting you on a pedestal. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Do Your Thing

October 17th, 2018

2:29

Do your thing. Keep doing it, every day and exceptionally well. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Money in Outrage

October 17th, 2018

2:23

There's money in outrage, but results come from taking action, not fuming at what is. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Workplace Dysfunction

October 4th, 2018

5:00

There are four common triggers I regularly see playing out in the workplace. Yes, there are plenty of others, but these four are prevalent. …

Fail Well

October 3rd, 2018

2:06

A reminder, if you are not afraid to fail, you are already a stronger leader than most. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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7 Simple Truths

September 30th, 2018

5:30

Create a code of conduct for yourself. If you don't, you become suceptible to others which will result in unnecessary inner and outer conflicts.

Leadership Isn't a Game

September 29th, 2018

2:40

Leadership isn't a game, it's a lifestyle. You practice leadership - you don't perfect it. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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It's All A Gift

September 24th, 2018

2:04

List three things you are grateful for and remind yourself throughout the day. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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About Perfection

September 23rd, 2018

2:24

Leaders aren't perfect - but the good ones try. www.karlbimshasconsulting.com

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The Wave

September 22nd, 2018

2:09

The wave doesn't care if you are standing in front of it. It doesn't speed up to try and knock you over. It doesn't slow down and attempt to spare …

Help or Not?

September 21st, 2018

2:26

Every person must learn the balance between the instinct to help versus, "It's none of your damn business." www.karlbimshasconsulting.com

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Success Doesn't Happen All at Once

September 20th, 2018

2:14

Neither does failure. It is hundreds of little decisions, conversations, actions, and thoughts that make or break you. www.karlbimshasconsulting.com

The World Is Not Against You

September 19th, 2018

3:35

Keep your goals, ambition, desire, and work-ethic, but shift the reasoning. Help others instead of just yourself. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Watch Me Succeed

September 7th, 2018

3:35

A quick story of how a dear friend evolved from "Let me fail" to "Watch me succeed" and how what we seek, we tend to find.
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Small Steps

September 3rd, 2018

2:30

Immediate results are rare and seldom last. Thrive with discipline. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Check Your Alignment

August 15th, 2018

4:46

Do you and your organization have complementary visions? Do the missions support or oppose each other? Do the values matchup congruently, or is there a disconnect? In what ways do you reward, recognize, and revitalize …

Before You Whine

August 14th, 2018

3:38

1. Do you have a goal you're working on?
2. Are you actively working on improving yourself and your surroundings?
3. Are you accepting responsibility …

Serious Leadership

August 13th, 2018

2:11

Take leadership seriously and yourself lightly.

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Rejecting Leadership

July 29th, 2018

2:04

I can't blame you, you might have lousy role models, be disillusioned with former heroes, or maybe it feels like too much of a burden. The thing is, …

14 Reasons

July 28th, 2018

3:29

Here are 14 common reasons people call on Karl Bimshas Consulting for Leadership Development. How many apply for you? Reach out to us at

Don't Be Afraid to Lead

July 27th, 2018

2:15

I come across a lot of capable people who are afraid to lead. That's too bad. When you get the chance to lead, I want you to take it.

Two Lousy Leaders

July 26th, 2018

2:46

When a good leader turns a blind eye to a bad leader, you have two lousy leaders. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com

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Be Outspoken

July 25th, 2018

3:35

Diplomacy and tact are worthy pursuits. It doesn't harm you to slow down and provide a little thought before spouting off something that could be …

Falling Prey to Lousy Leadership

July 24th, 2018

5:16

The path some powerful, warm hearted people take leads them away from their true goals. The cause is lousy leadership and the result is the birth of …

Empathy and Curiosity

July 16th, 2018

2:28

Two traits a lousy leader cannot comprehend and a great leader uses instinctively. Sign up for our newsletter. Receive inspiring articles, free …

Must Be Present to Win

July 15th, 2018

1:53

Every day there is more history being made. The future remains unwritten. Your best course is to be mindful and present. If you like "Reflections on …

Be a Better Gatekeeper

July 13th, 2018

2:31

Stop taking random advice from people. Be a better gatekeeper and pay attention to those who make you think, laugh, and take action. Preferably all three.

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Don't Just Sit There. Think About It!

July 11th, 2018

2:25

When was the last time you sat down and thought? Real, honest-to-goodness calorie burning thinking?

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Passion on a Pedestal

July 10th, 2018

3:31

Stop seeking passion. It will elude you until it sees you working. When you put passion on a pedestal, you rob vision and action of their equal due.

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New Day

July 9th, 2018

2:11

When you are on purpose, the dawn of each day is filled with potential and excitement.

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Your 90 Day Review

July 1st, 2018

2:48

Here are 9 ways to reflect on and measure the progress you are making in your life over the last 90 days.

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The 4 Cs of Leadership Development

June 28th, 2018

2:48

There are four parts of leadership development.
Make it a goal to work on one or more of these areas of leadership development every day and you will …

What's Your Plan

June 27th, 2018

2:06

It's tempting to slow down over the Summer months. It's also a bad move. Use the time to catch up or surge ahead.

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BS Leaders Need Not Apply

June 13th, 2018

3:47

Lousy leaders come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the ones I detest the most are those who treat people as if they were disposable. You know the type; usually barrel-chested man-babies, who surround themselves …

13 Months

June 12th, 2018

4:33

I keep a baker's dozen of empty Wellbutrin bottles in my closet and look at them once in awhile, to remind myself of the 13 months of hellish depression I went through several years ago.

13 months is a blink of the eye …

Under Appreciating

June 9th, 2018

3:10

Encouragement and appreciation or not difficult things for good leaders to express. Lousy leaders however, can't do either unless they see a way it …

Visceral Leadership

June 7th, 2018

3:05

I have a visceral reaction to leadership that has never let me down. It operates on both extremes of the continuum. There will always be lousy leaders, but great leaders can reduce their destructive destructive …

Why? Because you want to!

June 3rd, 2018

2:37

If you are pursuing YOUR wants and desires, that is sufficient reason. As an adult, you no longer have to allow yourself to be bullied into …

Up Your Average

June 2nd, 2018

2:42

Regularly add and delete people from your personal board of advisors, otherwise you'll stop growing.

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Exploiting Leadership

June 1st, 2018

2:50

Effective leadership isn't a one and done exercise. It is an ongoing process, and could be argued, a lifestyle. Don't use it as a bluff to sell your …

Every Day is Beautiful

May 31st, 2018

2:27

Never deny your emotions. Never deny your dreams. Every day is beautiful, no matter how bleak it seems.

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Find a Way to Laugh

May 30th, 2018

1:51

Take yourself lightly and remember, lessons with laughter last longer.

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The Myth of Ease

May 20th, 2018

2:40

Excellent practitioners of any craft make it look easy to the casual observer.

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Pricey Mission

May 16th, 2018

2:55

Very few companies make sure there's alignment between their words and deeds. Creating a vision mission and values is not an administrative box to …

Drafting Your Master Plan:

May 15th, 2018

16:52

Drafting Your Master Plan: 5 Steps to help you decide what is most important for you to pursue in the next 1, 3, 5 and 10 years.

Adapted from a …

"Let Me Fail."

May 10th, 2018

4:18

You must always allow people to develop and expand their capacity, pursue their interests, and support their dreams.

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What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

May 7th, 2018

3:28

Begin to think about the kind of leader you must, intend, want, or need to be. As you think about it, you will demonstrate the attributes you find important.

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Your Values Drive Your Behavior

May 6th, 2018

2:15

When there's a mismatch between your values and your behavior, you are not being your authentic self and will not reach your optimal potential.

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Start with Love

May 5th, 2018

2:00

When you're leading, start with love and a generous spirit.

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How You Become Successful Matters

May 4th, 2018

4:15

Success requires achieving the desired result AND helping others along the way.

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If You Cannot Listen, You Cannot Lead

May 2nd, 2018

1:57

You would be amazed at what you can learn when you close your mouth and listen.

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Raise Your Expectations

May 1st, 2018

2:44

Don't lower your expectations to avoid disappointment -- it's demeaning.

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Enjoy Leading or Don't Lead

April 23rd, 2018

1:51

Not every day is sunshine and unicorns. Lead anyway.

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Simple Rule

April 20th, 2018

2:15

Ask yourself what a lousy leader would do, then make damn sure you don't do that.

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You've Got This

April 18th, 2018

2:00

Effective leaders persevere through crisis and stay fixated on their goal, not the path.

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Something Missing?

March 30th, 2018

2:04

Things should be going better ... but something is missing. Check your leadership.

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Sometimes You Are Wrong

March 30th, 2018

2:53

You are not infallible. You make mistakes. It is uncomfortable. You will recover.

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Be The Better Option

March 28th, 2018

2:33

You defeat lousy leadership with better leadership. Smug rhetoric and incoherent arguments do not contain better ideas.

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You Always Make a Difference

March 25th, 2018

2:34

If you don't think you do ... keep thinking until you find a way you can. Then go do that. Work on your purpose, live your values, and lead well.

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Be Ready to Lead

March 23rd, 2018

2:40

Leaders lead. No matter the circumstance. Given the opportunity, they take it.

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Lugubrious Leadership is Pitiful

March 22nd, 2018

2:45

Leadership should be fun. Don't be dour and sour-faced.

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You Have a Voice. Use It.

March 21st, 2018

3:02

Your wants and needs are not less valuable than someone else's. Leaders don't get walked over. You have a voice. Use it. You have a preference. Choose it.

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Monday Excitement

March 19th, 2018

3:01

If you aren't excited each Monday, you're working on the wrong stuff.

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Lead People Who Disagree With You

March 19th, 2018

2:11

Leading a group of yes-men isn't particularly impressive.

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How You Doin'?

March 18th, 2018

2:04

When was the last time you asked someone how they were doing? When you start a conversation, ask about them - not you.

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What a Great Goal Does

March 16th, 2018

2:02

Stay focused on your purpose, strengthen your skills, grow your confidence, and build your integrity.

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Fix It!

March 15th, 2018

2:10

Good leaders know when they've screwed up. And the work hard to do something lousy leaders don't. They fix it.

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Head and Heart in Leadership

March 13th, 2018

2:38

If you can't choose between the head and the heart, pick the heart and trust the head to find a way to figure it out.

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Are You Bad for Business?

March 12th, 2018

2:02

This message is for bosses who don't treat people well.

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You Don't Need Permission to Lead

March 11th, 2018

2:31

You Don't Need Permission to Lead. You need purpose. Don't wait ...

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Start to Give a Damn

March 1st, 2018

2:12

The simplest way to become a better leader. Start to give a damn.

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5 Traits of Lousy Executives

February 9th, 2018

5:36

Here are five reasons some lousy leaders don't put other poor performers on corrective action. Arrogance. Fearfulness. Cluelessness. Negligence. …

Keep Your Standards High

January 28th, 2018

2:24

There's a lot of things leaders have to do. The effective ones do them, even though they are not easy.

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Knowing Your Values

January 24th, 2018

2:20

Values help with decision-making. When you pay attention to your body, you'll learn when your supporting your goals, and when your sabotaging them. Good leaders aren't afraid of no. They believe, "It's better to know …

You Can Thank Your Lousy Boss

January 17th, 2018

3:52

You've worked for a lousy boss at some point in your career. What have you learned from them?

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Try The Daily Focus

December 2nd, 2017

1:08

10 Actions, 10 Ideas, 10 Compliments, 10 Gratitudes. Every day. Give it a shot for one week.

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Stop Pretending ...

November 13th, 2017

5:49

Stop Pretending You Want High Performance. Too often there's a convergence of lousy leadership and the acceptance of mediocrity. We've got to break …

Lousy Leadership is Expensive

November 7th, 2017

4:47

The biggest problem with lousy leaders is that they diminish everything they touch, including other leaders. If you agree lousy Leadership is expensive, go on a cost-cutting mission.

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You Goofed. Now What?

October 28th, 2017

4:28

Apologizing isn't weak, unless it's a weak apology. It this episode, learn the six elements sincere apologies share. Listen for them in others and …

#MeToo Under Your Watch?

October 25th, 2017

3:58

How many #MeToo Experiences Happened Under Your Watch? If nothing else, the awareness campaign should have opened your eyes to offensive behavior.

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Leaders Ask

October 24th, 2017

2:59

Leaders don't lack uncertainty. That doesn't immobilize them; it emboldens them. Learn eight tools at their disposal. Adopt their thinking and you …

Be Less of a Jerk

October 13th, 2017

4:54

That may be the most simplistic leadership advice you'll ever receive. So why then, is it so hard to achieve? Karl Bimshas walks you through how being a leader with class is a better way to go.

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Don't F.U.D.G.E It

October 10th, 2017

2:22

Fear | Uncertainty | Doubt | Grief | Excuses all strong human tendencies that lousy leaders exploit. There's a better way. Don't exploit people and tear them down. Instead, lift them up.

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Bring Your Artist to Work

October 2nd, 2017

5:47

You probably (hopefully) bring your head and hand to work, but what about your heart? It's the missing link. Bring your artist to work and challenge …

Planning for a Great Team

October 1st, 2017

5:56

In this episode we discuss team and how to plan for a great one ahead of time by outlining a roadmap or charter.

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The Leadership Scorecard

September 29th, 2017

5:43

Lousy leadership and effective leadership can be highly subjective. Karl Bimshas Consulting's Leadership Scorecard brings some objectivity to the mix.

Snakebite and Venom

September 27th, 2017

3:46

In this edition of Reflections on Leadership, Karl Bimshas shares, "Snakebite and Venom" a short story. You are likely one of the characters, but is it the one you want to be?

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You're a Role Model

September 13th, 2017

2:34

You may not know it, like it, or asked for it, but it doesn't matter. You are someone's role model. Can you handle it?

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Build Your Gratitude Muscles

September 12th, 2017

2:39

Effective leaders understand and demonstrate gratitude. If you've become flabby in that department, it's time to go on an appreciation rampage. #gratitude #leadership

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Add SPICE to Your Decisions

September 9th, 2017

3:04

Not everyone can make decisions easily or that make sense. Use the SPICE method to increase your odds. Download other leadership tools from Karl …

You Might Be A Lousy Leader

September 8th, 2017

3:41

Habits can help make you happy but bad habits could make you a lousy leader. Check out our Flipboard magazine, "Reflections on Leadership"

The Three Legged Stool

September 7th, 2017

2:21

As leader of any kind of organization there are three areas you need to keep your attention on. Customer Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction, and Profitable Revenue Growth. Neglect one and you wobble

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Plan Do Socialize Recharge

September 5th, 2017

3:28

Have a lingering problem? You have four options; Plan, Do, Socialize, or Recharge. Two of them you've never considered before. Give one a try.

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18 Lame Excuses

September 4th, 2017

4:56

18 Lame Excuses we tell ourselves to keep us from trying something new with non-nonsense remedies to get you to take action instead.

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Goal size doesn't matter.

September 4th, 2017

4:45

Goal Size Doesn't Matter. If you're not going to work on it, the size of your goal is irrelevant. If you want to achieve it, you've got to put in the effort.

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Have A POV and act on purpose

September 2nd, 2017

4:09

Have a Point of View and Act on Purpose.

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6 Words of Advice for Writers

September 1st, 2017

4:01

In this Reflections on Leadership, Karl Bimshas shares his six words of Advice for Writers (and leaders)

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Help Others Who Are Lost

August 31st, 2017

2:36

A quick reminder: As a leader, make it a point to help others who are lost.

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