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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 “Unstoppable” Leader: The Power of Activators

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, Have you ever thought you needed just one more insight, one more leadership attribute, or one more idea to bring it all together? In chemistry, and in business, this is referred to as “The activator.” It’s the missing piece that makes everything else work better. It’s the baking soda in the cake, the […]

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Why Good Leaders Stumble

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, What hijacks smart people to make poor quality decisions?   Why do we continue to stumble when we know better? Patty Dunn, Chairman of the Board of Hewlett Packard, a dedicated, smart and personally courageous executive by almost every measure, stands accused of allegedly spying on her own board by hiring a firm that […]

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A Leadership of Opportunities

By Susan Bixler

Dear Colleague, Malcolm Forbes, Sr, was asked “How can you truly know whether a company is going to be successful?”  Forbes answered, “You bet on the jockey, not the horse.” We would suggest that the word “jockey” be made plural, because it isn’t just the CEO that wins the race.  It is the whole team […]

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Two Essential Characteristics of a Great Leader

By Susan Bixler

 “One of the costs of being humbly successful is that others will throw stones at you, and humility requires that you throw none back.” – Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Dear Colleague, Admiral James Stockdale died recently.  He had been the highest ranking U.S. military officer in the prisoner-of-war camp during […]

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