Mastery: 5 Unexpected Characteristics You Need

Einsteinguitarplaying“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” Einstein

When someone demonstrates mastery, they have most certainly achieved extraordinary levels of expertise. But consider Einstein’s wisdom on thinking of mastery as a way of being more than a final destination. Think of it as fluid, not stagnant. 
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75% of Companies Don’t Know If They Have The Talent Needed To Create Value. Do You?

Sheila Madden, CEO, Madden Coaching & Consulting

6 Questions All Executives Should Be Asking Themselves

1. Does everyone on my team and in the organization know our strategy and are they aligned and committed to do what it takes to execute it successfully?

2. Do  I have the right talent in the right places (in the world as well as in the organization) doing the right things to successfully execute our strategy today and in the future?
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10 Ways To Succeed As A Leader: Coach Madden’s Top 10 for 2012

Sheila Madden, CEO, Madden Coaching & Consulting

Do you ever notice that genuine leaders never stop saying “yes” to life? When good things are happening they celebrate but continue moving forward and no matter what adversity faces them, they find a way to transform it and create something good.

Fundamentally, that is what leadership is. It has nothing to do with titles, paychecks, spans of control or expectations.  It has everything to do with who someone is on the inside. It has to do with the character, creativity and promise with which they approach every single person, situation and day.
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