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  • John McKee // December 4, 2008, 9:11 AM PST

    What to do when you screw up

    Sooner or later everyone screws up. Leadership coach John M. McKee says that how you react and what you do next can either derail you or help you move up the ladder.

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  • John McKee // November 20, 2008, 1:03 AM PST

    Acting like a winner will ensure you are

    Company leaders often hire and promote people with whom they feel the most comfortable . Anyone wanting to get ahead should recognize this and act accordingly. In this blog, John M McKee provides several ideas about how to behave when you get a bigger role.

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  • John McKee // October 30, 2008, 5:23 AM PST

    Avoid this. It's the key reason McCain lost the election

    The U.S. presidential election doesn't take place till next week, but John M. McKee already knows why John McCain lost -- he made the same mistake many leaders do. Here's what Obama did but McCain blew.

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  • John McKee // October 23, 2008, 1:32 AM PST

    The 9 levels of stress can tank your results

    Today both leaders and employees are under more stress than ever. Stress causes emotional behaviors that can have a bad impact on the productivity and performance of your organization. In this piece, executive and leadership coach John M McKee outlines a model showing how to lead those who are under stress and behaving badly.

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  • John McKee // October 16, 2008, 1:09 AM PST

    Doing more with less

    Does the difficult economy have to mean greater unemployment levels? Or can more thoughtful management decisions turn this environment a good thing for organizations?

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  • John McKee // October 9, 2008, 1:32 AM PST

    How much is a CEO worth?

    There's a lot being said today about how much CEOs are paid. John M McKee shares insight he gained as a former leader of a $1.6B company, how the US compares with other countries, and recommendations re: compensation programs.

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  • John McKee // November 3, 2010, 1:10 AM PST

    Real leaders get involved

    The majority of US citizens didn't not vote on November 2. Executive leadership coach John McKee believes that real leaders don't act like the majority--they find the time to make sure they get it done, just like they do on the job.

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  • John McKee // July 28, 2010, 3:46 AM PST

    A factor of career success you likely don't think about

    How does a great career suddenly start to flounder and then fail? According to John M McKee, it's often self-inflicted. Here, he discusses what happened to a former client who lost his bearings.

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  • John McKee // July 13, 2010, 11:08 PM PST

    Microsoft PowerPoint: Is a message's form becoming more important than its meaning?

    Less-successful organizations usually focus more on internal issues. Executive and leadership coach John M McKee says that the organization's communication style is often the key to solving this problem.

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  • John McKee // April 28, 2010, 5:21 AM PST

    Five tips for hiring the best

    With the improving economy, organizations are starting to hire again. In this article executive and leadership coach John M McKee shares five tips to help you attract the best.

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  • John McKee // December 29, 2009, 11:01 PM PST

    2009 is almost over. How'd you do?

    Another year is almost over. In this article, executive and leadership coach John M McKee provides key questions to ask yourself and to rate your overall success.

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  • John McKee // August 5, 2009, 11:00 PM PST

    Ask the Leadership Coach: Handling a promotion and finding your purpose

    Got questions about your leadership or management style? Send them to Leadership Coach John M. McKee. In this post, he offers advice to someone handling a promotion from within her team and a manager disappointed with his current job and looking for a better fit.

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  • John McKee // July 29, 2009, 7:19 AM PST

    Five warning signs of becoming a corporate maniac

    Corporate maniacs can make life intolerable. Many of these leaders don't even know they're acting like one. Is it possible that you're a corporate maniac? Leadership coach John M McKee provides five warning signs to look out for.

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  • John McKee // July 15, 2009, 6:55 AM PST

    10 great ideas from five great bosses

    Despite the negative environment, many organizations and companies are still enjoying great successes. In this article, executive and leadership coach John M. McKee shares ideas that you can use to build a more successful organization.

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  • John McKee // June 27, 2009, 2:03 AM PST

    Michael Jackson's mistakes similar to many in leadership roles

    While much has been written about Michael Jackson's quirks and issues, not much has shown the similarities of his actions and those of many corporate and political leaders. Executive coach John M McKee points out some and the reason behind them

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