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John Baldoni, chair of leadership development at N2Growth, is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and speaks throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East. John is the author of more than a dozen books, including MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss, and The Leader’s Pocket Guide. John’s books have been translated into 10 languages. In 2015 Trust Across America named him to its list of top 100 most trustworthy business experts for the second consecutive year. In 2014 Inc.com listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert and Top 100 leadership speaker. Also in 2014, Global Gurus ranked John No. 11 on its list of global leadership experts. John has authored more than 500 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg Businessweek. John’s leadership resource website is www.johnbaldoni.com

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The Benefits of Leading with Moxie

By | Posted Sep 21, 2015

How do you exhibit your company’s values and ethics? Leaders demonstrate their company’s values through their work and conduct, and must set an example for their team to follow. John Baldoni explains his new concept of “MOXIE” and how it can help you become a better leader.

Coaching Your Boss

By | Posted Dec 24, 2014

Coaching typically follows the path of higher-level to lower-level. However, sometimes it is necessary to provide feedback to your boss. Coaching your boss is not an easy task, but giving feedback is an important step in establishing trust, credibility, and a better relationship. John Baldoni offers his advice on how to effectively and appropriately coach your boss, and how it can help you in your career.

Short-Term Strategy: A Lesson from the University of Michigan

By | Posted Dec 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

When does it make sense to root your strategy in pursuit of short-term goals instead of the long run? Does it ever make sense? Leadership expert John Baldoni says yes. In an interview with AMA, Baldoni discusses the recent developments in the University of Michigan’s athletic department. See why he thinks they made the right move by focusing on the short-term, and what implications this type of thinking has on the business world.

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The Mindfulness of Nelson Mandela

By | Posted Sep 4, 2014

Nelson Mandela liked tea. Certainly he enjoyed the tea, the briskness of an afternoon cup. Or perhaps the fact that […]

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Dealing with Difficult Leaders

By | Posted Jun 18, 2013

Dealing with difficult people is never easy. When trying influence another leader who is notoriously difficult, you need to connect on a personal level. This is especially true when you are presenting something for their approval or with something you need their cooperation on. Here are five tips to connect…

To Be Flexible, Provide Structure

By | Posted May 15, 2013

Workplace flexibility is often cited as a tool to improve employee engagement, especially with the younger generation. But flexibility is not just whether someone works from home or flexible hours. It’s a management style that can help you develop employees. As a manager you must provide conditions where people can support themselves with structure, training, and resources wherever they are working.

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3 Signs You Need to Show More Support When Presenting Ideas

By | Posted Apr 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

When presenting an idea to the team you shouldn’t voice an opinion until your team has had a chance to express their point of view. Otherwise you can limit conversation and valuable feedback from team members. A big exception to that is when you are unrolling a strategic initiative. How do you know whether you should speak up? Here are three tips for determining whether to frame a new idea when introducing it to the team…