Pam Smith

Gaining Commitment for Change

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Guest Post by Pam Smith

My first exposure to the use of a “ruler statement” is one I will never forget.  The marketing manager of my former company presented his product plan to the senior staff and our company president asked him:   “On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your chances of accomplishing this?”  The response was: “Oh, about a four”.

As the senior staff did a collective “gulp” at the thought of a leader presenting a plan he didn’t...

22 Leaders Share: “The value of questions in their life and leadership”

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Great Questions are more valuable than Gold!

I recently e-mailed 22 incredible leaders that I am privileged to call my friends to ask them to share in a few sentences the value of questions in their life and leadership:

Questions give me the right information to make an intelligent decision and the context in order to make a wise decision.  

Josh McDowell – Speaker & Author of over 100 books,...

What Is Your Single Word Focus for 2014?

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Guest Post by Pam Smith

On a recent conference call, there was a great question posed to our group of business leaders:

“What is your single word focus for 2014?”

As I thought about this question, my thoughts landed on a word that I used in a women’s conference presentation a couple of years ago: “Inpower”. That’s the word I’m focusing on for 2014!

How does “Inpower” differ from “Empower”?

Empowering those you lead means that it is your power, not theirs, and you are choosing to give it to them. If...

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