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You’re the new leader, now what?

Having recently been promoted, one person told me about over-hearing someone mention getting an email from “the boss”, only to come to the frightening realization that she was the one being referred to! Taking charge of a team of individuals is no trivial task. After all, not only are you assuming responsibility for accomplishing the mission of that team, but as the leader you are also assuming responsibility for the people…

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The Confident Leader has launched in Indianapolis!

We’re excited to announce the first group completed The Confident LeaderTM workshop in Indianapolis this week. The Confident Leader is the first in a series of workshops formulated to provide the skills necessary to be successful leaders. Despite a small class we had great discussion and a lot of fun and learning. Thanks guys! I look forward to our coaching sessions together. – Steve


Correlation or Causation – The Trouble with Studying Successful Leader Characteristics

An article came through my feed the other day called 22 Habits of Successful Leaders from It was an interesting article, but could have been more accurately titled, 22 Quirky Habits of some Famous Successful People. I realize it wouldn’t have gotten nearly the number of clicks, but why does the original title resonate? Because the implication is that here are the habits of successful leaders that perhaps we…


It’s Memorial Day – please join us in remembering our fallen heroes

Let’s not let Memorial Day weekend be just that long weekend marking the start of summer. Since World War I more than a half million Americans have laid down their future lives with friends and family for the sake of others. Please pause for a few moments this weekend and take time to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. From all of us here at The Daedalus…

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Moving up? Let go of the past!

A very good friend of mine was recently promoted to lead the division in which she has been working for a number of years. She confided in me that in addition to the usual worries about taking a new position was the worry that the person who assumes her old responsibilities will do a better job! This is an interesting concern and one that I’ve seen before. Addressing it we…