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A book excerpt from Kristen Hadeed's "Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost Everything Wrong). Download the first full chapter here or pre-order the book today! 

It’s a hundred-degree day in the middle of a scorching Florida summer.

I’m sitting in a comfy armchair, right smack in the middle of a beautifully decorated, air-conditioned apartment clubhouse where the residents congregate to play pool and watch football. I’m checking Facebook and texting my friends to make plans for the evening, and every few seconds, my eyes flick to the big clock on the wall in front of me.

 It’s been three hours, I think to myself. Hope they’re okay out there.

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Millennials

Picture this: a CEO ends every board meeting with the honest question, "What feedback does anyone have for me?" Every single time, she's met with silence. Can you relate?

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Feedback

Today on the Growing with Purpose Podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews David Dussault, Founder & CEO of P1 Industries. When David finished school, he followed the family tradition of manufacturing and began working at GE. After almost six years of rising through the ranks at GE, he decided he wanted to start his own business in 2004. While initially a success, the business “imploded” only two years later in 2006 - an incredibly challenging and humbling time for David. 

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Authentic Leadership

It sounded absurd to me, but apparently no one at Blink UX had any idea what gets him or her fired. “Oh dear,” I thought. “That’s a problem.”

I am proud of being open, honest, and transparent, but getting fired is not something I generally talk about. Until now. Now I actually enjoy the conversation because it is so incredibly clarifying.

It all started when talking with my friends from Marigold Associates. We were brainstorming new ideas to encourage employees to take more ownership in their work, with clients and within the company overall.

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Topics: Company Culture, Firing

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