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Notable leadership articles from Bixler Consulting Group based on research and interviews with successful leaders who are making a difference and what this can mean to leaders everywhere.

The Surprising Outcomes of GIVERS and TAKERS

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, Givers and Takers….we have heard those terms since Kindergarten.  No doubt our teachers and parents encouraged the giving and warned against the taking.   But as we grew up and took jobs, there was more evidence that taking might make more sense.  Why not grab all the chips on the table when you can? […]

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The Gift of Seeing Ourselves as Others Do

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, It’s hard to step outside of our own skin and self-evaluate. Sometimes we are too hard on ourselves, and other times we just let ourselves off the hook. The ancient Scottish saying still captures it perfectly – O wad some Power the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us! This […]

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Strengths for Life

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, Much in the world is uncertain. Much in life we don’t control. But specifically knowing your strengths and how to access them, gives you fearlessness in an uncertain world. You get to lead your life, it doesn’t lead you. Using strengths, you have an opportunity to see who you really are. You won’t […]

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Is it Ego or Self-Confidence?

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, I was talking to one of my banking clients and he told me about a book, It’s Your Ship, by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff. Captain Abrashoff commanded the USS Benfold during the Persian Gulf War. While his ship was armed with cutting-edge technology, his crew was pretty much a rag-tag, non-functional crew. He […]

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