Vector Leadership

Posted On: November 9, 2016 by Doug

The Vector Model of Leadership You are among the first! To my knowledge, the combination of concepts I’m about to share have never been put together this way before. They came to me as I was assisting a federal government agency’s leaders gain traction among employees with their newly crafted vision and mission. An internet search […]

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Adorable Squashes Certainty!

Posted On: July 8, 2016 by Doug Lundrigan

Can you name this carnivorous mammal? Sometimes we feel certain about our knowledge of things . . . until something new squashes our certainty. This creature is the first new carnivorous mammal to be discovered in over 35 years – after we thought we had found and named them all. Native to Ecuador, the olinguito […]

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Social Awareness: The Secret of Your Success

Posted On: April 15, 2016 by Doug

Business studies conducted around the globe have demonstrated the impact of social awareness of leaders and employees on the overall success of an organization.  Leaders who exhibit strong emotional competencies consistently outperform their counterparts. You will catch more flies with honey than vinegar. A classic idiom we have all heard, but also a principle successful leaders […]

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Rare Gem in Health Care

Posted On: March 4, 2016 by Doug

Rarity confers value. Take natural pearls, for example. Only about one in 10,000 natural oysters will have a pearl in it, and far fewer than that will have a pearl with desirable form and color. I recently stumbled across a high value pearl in business, a rare gem in the health care industry. Come gaze […]

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What is Your Conflict Style?

Posted On: February 2, 2016 by Doug

Each of us have patterns that emerge as we engage in conflict. These are our conflict management styles (CMS). Each of the five styles are suited best for specific situations. You, like me, probably don’t always use the optimal CMS for a given situation, which results in disruptive conflict. Matching the right CMS to the […]

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Drive Success in 2016 Using the Exec Check Seven

Posted On: January 20, 2016 by Doug

What’s it going to take for you and me to be more successful this year? I loved my first business, but I was struggling. I was doing something very close to selling ice cubes to Eskimos. I was selling ice cream to Canadians. So what’s not to love about ice cream? It doesn’t sell well […]

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What is Conflict?

Posted On: January 13, 2016 by Doug

Conflict is an inevitable result of social interaction in our everyday lives. It occurs because we engage in situations and circumstances with people who have different goals, values and backgrounds. In every work place conflict is present to varying degrees. We define conflict as a “strong disagreement between people, groups, etc., that often results in […]

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HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY STACK UP ACROSS THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF TRUST

Posted On: January 11, 2016 by Doug

If you can ensure that the five primary dimensions of trust are present throughout your organization, you will be in a great position to navigate economic and market challenges in today’s business environment. EXECUTIVE  EVERYBODY ELSE The predictability and reliability of executive management in the eyes of the employees will, in large, determine the […]

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Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

Posted On: January 7, 2016 by Doug

Managing diversity in the workplace requires understanding and relating with coworkers who are different than you. The success of an organization is becoming increasingly dependent on the ability of employees and managers to deal with differentiations along diverse identity lines. Diversity can be categorized in a number of ways. This includes stimulating our thinking about […]

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High Performance Roles Part 2: The Five Leadership Roles

Posted On: January 4, 2016 by Doug

Leadership is the most important factor in achieving and sustaining organizational success. In order to understand how a Leader might view the overall productivity of their individual area, consider this: THE FIVE LEADERSHIP ROLES All leadership behaviors can be grouped into five major roles: Technician: A doer, grounded in the present, who works on one […]

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High Perfomance Roles Part 1: Are You Leading from the Balcony

Posted On: December 31, 2015 by Doug

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to survive in today’s market. According to Business Week, the life span of average multi-billion corporations is approximately 12.5 years. Only 12 percent of new businesses will survive past five years. Why is the survival of a business so difficult? The answer is typically a combination of factors — […]

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Creating High Performance Teams

Posted On: December 28, 2015 by Doug

The concept of a team is not unfamiliar to us. From athletics, to school assignments, to volunteer activities, we are trained to become members, active participants and, even, leaders of teams. Most people recognize that teams are crucial to the success and progress of businesses and organizations. Yet, the difference between a “group of people […]

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Can putting employees in touch with their emotions actually make them more productive?

Posted On: December 24, 2015 by Doug

Why should your business be interested in an esoteric subject such as Emotional Intelligence? Why should your firm invest training dollars in a program designed to increase emotional competencies for your staff? Does it make a difference when employees are aware of their feelings, values and goals? For any business that would like to see […]

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Trust is a Multi-Lane Highway!

Posted On: December 21, 2015 by Doug

The predictability and reliability of executive management in the eyes of the employees will, in large, determine the loyalty of the workforce in tough times. Executive > Everyone Else The predictability and reliability of executive management in the eyes of the employees will, in large, determine the loyalty of the workforce in tough times. Unfortunately, many surveys […]

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Does Your Left Brain Know What Your Right Brain is Up To?

Posted On: December 14, 2015 by Doug

So what happens when a job requires transitioning from left-brain to right-brain job functions?  For example, a physician who is an excellent technician and very analytical, gets promoted to department head which requires emotional competencies that are under-developed? What does the individual do?  Bumble around, or take intentional steps to increase his or her competencies?  […]

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The War Between Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

Posted On: December 11, 2015 by Doug

The War Between Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence By Doug Lundrigan, MBA What is this mindfulness stuff that everyone seems to be talking about, and how can I get some? What do you think? Do any of these describe mindfulness: An Eastern philosophy corrupted? It’s all about meditation and spiritualism? A set of skills that can be […]

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TRUST: 3 Aspects

Posted On: December 7, 2015 by Doug

Confidence in your relationships with others – a strong faith that they will meet your expectations in three areas. Trust has long been a part of the foundation of society; yet, it is often used and abused in the business world. Even though trust is a key aspect to all relationships, it can be misunderstood […]

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PROCRASTINATION—THE ROOT OF INEFFECTIVENESS

Posted On: November 30, 2015 by Doug

Procrastination takes the form of ‘time wasters,’ or actions that lead to decreased productivity. Time wasters come in all shapes and sizes. They can be physical or mental, created by you, or imposed on you by other people. The causes of procrastination are endless—but once the cause is identified, it can be resolved. Perfectionism When […]

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Engagement vs Entanglement: Part 2

Posted On: November 23, 2015 by Doug

Leaders must be intentional in creating and developing a culture that encourages an entangled philosophy. Employees must be empowered to act on their knowledge and understanding of the organization. Entangled cultures generate employee retention and invest in training and development programs that will further empower and motivate their employees. Research conducted by Thompson, K.R., Benedetto, R.L. shows that […]

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Engagement vs Entanglement: Part 1

Posted On: November 16, 2015 by Doug

What in the World is Entanglement? These were the first questions that popped into my head when I first began to study the concept of workforce entanglement. My first thoughts of entanglement were negative, as I thought of being caught up in some type of net that could keep me bound or suppressed within a […]

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The Lighthouse Coaching Model – Customized for You!

Posted On: November 9, 2015 by Doug

Lighthouse Leadership is committed to providing each and every client with the highest level of service. Our core values help us achieve this standard of excellence and exceed expectations each and every day. Here’s how we work: 1. Initial Engagement You recognize a need for a coach to help you get past some limitations.  Start with a […]

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UPCOMING WEBINAR WITH JACKIE B. PETERSON

Posted On: November 2, 2015 by Doug

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. So many of us are desperate to follow our dreams and live the lives we imagine, but when it comes down to actually starting our own small business, it’s easy to get bogged down in fear and lose momentum … or give up entirely. That’s why I wanted to introduce you […]

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FIVE LEADERSHIP ROLES YOU NEED TO PERFECT

Posted On: October 26, 2015 by Doug

All leadership behaviors can be grouped into five major roles. Technician: a doer, grounded in the present, who works on one technical project at a time; is controlling, dislikes abstraction and believes the adage, “If you want it done right, do it yourself.” Manager: pragmatic and directly controls the flow of work; managers prefer order, […]

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THE POWER OF ‘NO’

Posted On: October 19, 2015 by Doug

NO –The Most Powerful Word in Time Management. It’s vital to effectively managing time. It may not be easy to say no, but the truth is, the most important things are typically not urgent and the urgent things are often not that important for long-term success. Your ability to say no is a very valuable […]

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Are You a Trustworthy Manager?

Posted On: October 12, 2015 by Doug

Would it surprise you to learn that many dog owners trust their canine companions more than they trust their bosses? Research shows that only 36% of employees actually trust their bosses. Trust has long been part of the underpinnings of society and can be defined as “confidence in our relationships with others.” Trust is a […]

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Envision Success: 3 Tips for Achieving a High Performance Workplace

Posted On: July 20, 2015 by Doug

Envision Success: 3 Tips for Achieving a High Performance Workplace A few years ago I ran my first half-marathon. Crossing the finish line amidst the cheers from my family was one of the most powerful moments in my life. Thinking back to that day, I’m reminded of how similar creating a High Performance Workplace (HPW) is to training […]

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Your Leadership Pool: Sink or Swim?

Posted On: May 8, 2015 by Doug

Is your company’s leadership pool, a puddle or a lake? To have a deep lake, when is the best time to invest in talent development and  training? When it comes to preparing your top performers to become leaders, which strategy does your company embrace: • Promote ⇒ Develop & Train • Develop & Train ⇒ Promote […]

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Does Your Left Brain Know What Your Right Brain is Up To?

Posted On: April 6, 2015 by Doug

Are you naturally brilliant at certain work related tasks and perhaps feel like a bumbling fool at others? Chances are if you’re like the rest of us, you most likely do and there is good a reason for it. It’s because the brain has two hemispheres, each with their own natural tendencies, capabilities & individual […]

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Self-Management Predicts High Performance

Posted On: February 5, 2015 by Doug

You know him, the one with abundant talent and potential, but who always seems to fall short. You also know the person who overcomes every obstacle and outperforms all expectations. From the classroom to the board room, from amateur ranks to professionals, there are those who reach amazing heights, in spite of limited experience or […]

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Why Leadership Coaching?

Posted On: December 8, 2014 by Doug Lundrigan

Why should I consider having a leadership coach? There are no superstars who got to be that way without a coach. The best of the best can’t see themselves clearly. It may go something like this: “Mr. Woods, may I call you Tiger? I’ve noticed that in your golf swing your right arm rotates slightly, and that’s […]

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Micro-Aggressions in the Workplace: Roots and Fruits

Posted On: November 1, 2014 by Doug Lundrigan

“Wow, you’re quite articulate (for a black person.)” “Hey, you’re really good at math (for a woman.)” “I’m surprised, you don’t seem racist at all (for a white person.)” “Oh, we’re going to the gym together, you wouldn’t want to come (because you’re overweight.)” The subtexts can be so hurtful. Perhaps you have felt their […]

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Emotional Pain at Work

Posted On: September 25, 2014 by Doug Lundrigan

Emotional Pain at Work What is it about being human that seems to compel us to both give and receive agony of the heart?  Is it beyond our reach to lead a richly fulfilling life without emotional pain?  It may be, but here are some ideas of the causes and solutions to reduce the pain. […]

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E-Comp: Influence Predicts High Performance Leadership

Posted On: August 15, 2014 by Doug Lundrigan

Emotional Competence:  Influence Predicts High Performance Leadership  Do you know someone who has much authority but little influence? I recall early in my career a would-be leader who had authority to direct the work activities of about 120 people.  His style was authoritarian and controlling.  He gave little trust or respect to others and received […]

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E-Comp: Self-Awareness Predicts High Performance Leadership

Posted On: March 28, 2014 by Doug Lundrigan

Emotional Competence:  Self-Awareness. You know him.  We all do – that leader whose blind ambition and narcissism requires him to win and be right at all costs.  How about the one who pushes everyone so hard she leaves a wake of burned-out corpses?  Aren’t we all familiar with the leader who imposes his personal agenda […]

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Evolution of Workplace Culture: A Baby-Boomer’s Guide

Posted On: February 19, 2014 by Doug

Radio interview of Lighthouse Director Doug Lundrigan by Jackie B. Peterson, author of Better Smarter Richer, on Solo Pro Radio. Part 1 January 29th, 2014 Part 2 February 5, 2014 Part 3 February 12, 2014

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3 Tips for achieving a High Performance Workplace

Posted On: December 8, 2013 by Doug Lundrigan

A few years ago I ran my first half-marathon. Crossing the finish line amidst the cheers from my family, who ran the last quarter mile with me, was one of the most powerful moments in my life. Thinking back to that day, I’m reminded of how similar creating a High Performance Workplace (HPW) is to […]

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Catch the Entrepreneurial Bug with Doug and Jackie

Posted On: November 4, 2013 by Doug Lundrigan

Doug and Jackie discuss various symptoms of business disease, diagnostic tools, how to get employees to bring their hearts and souls to the workplace, how to leverage the full potential of your human capital with an enlightened leadership style. Anthropomaximology, the study of the maximum potential of human beings. Book recommendations. At public seminars, “take […]

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Cultivating Trust in the Workplace

Posted On: October 28, 2013 by Doug Lundrigan

Would it surprise you to learn that many dog owners trust their canine companions more than they trust their bosses? Research shows that only 36% of employees actually trust their bosses. Trust has long been part of the underpinnings of society and can be defined as “confidence in our relationships with others”. Trust is a […]

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Approaching Zero Error Communication

Posted On: July 8, 2013 by Doug Lundrigan

“One-third trim, niner ze-ro feet, two degree up bubble,” ordered the commanding officer to his diving officer.” “Aye sir, one-third trim, niner ze-ro feet, two degree up bubble,” acknowledged the diving officer.” “One-third trim, niner ze-ro feet, two degree up bubble,” relayed the diving officer to the control room.” “Aye sir, one-third trim, niner ze-ro […]

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Team ‘s Three Legs

Posted On: April 28, 2013 by Doug Lundrigan

We had a blast! We won awards! We were recognized by our peers and the C-suite for our excellence! Work was exhilarating and fun! Our competitive advantage was overwhelming! That was the best team I ever worked with. Have you ever had an experience like that when working with a team? You can! A team […]

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Missing Link: Productivity to Emotional Intelligence

Posted On: April 28, 2013 by Doug Lundrigan

Why should your firm invest training dollars in a program designed to increase emotional competencies for your staff? Psychologists understand that the traditional IQ test does not measure all of the factors of an effective, successful, happily productive person. “Book learning” is not the only, nor the most important, measure of intelligence. Many of the […]

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You Are Sitting on a Gold Mine

Posted On: January 13, 2013 by Doug Lundrigan

You may be throwing wealth away every day. Don’t take offense…your business isn’t alone. Most businesses are tossing gold on the trash heap on a daily basis. Many owners and managers have been trained – both by education and tradition – to squander this good-as-gold resource. For most businesses, this is simply the way things […]

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