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Feelings, Koosh Balls & TLAs
April At C-Level

The spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
I wonder where the boidie is.
They say the boidie's on the wing.
But that's absoid. The wing is on the bird.
                                     -Anonymous (not Ogden Nash)

At least it stopped snowing on most of you. 

And most of you made it through Tax Day. I say you, since not all of us are as good at setting our priorities at home like we are at work. Besides, we had the Master's golf tournament to go to right after Holy Week, and it really threw our schedule for a loop. Here's a souvenir picture from Augusta as a shout-out to our hosts. Don't be fooled; they're allegedly accomplishing a "really important" task.

This At C-Level is a bit different; it seems there's plenty of general negativity afoot, so we thought we'd stick to a more positive approach. To that end, our Leader-Laggard section focuses on Leaders only. No eye-rolling or rock-throwing at Milquetoasts and Laggards this month (regular potshots start again next month). Our articles speak to dealing with high-performers who don't know it (posers) and how real leaders make us feel.

Now be honest - did you ever think you would see feelings in our newsletter? Next thing you know, our facilitated sessions will include trust falls, gumby toys and koosh balls...
Featured Articles
The Real Meaning of Leadership
- It's not a title, office or salary...

by D. Kevin Berchelmann

I originally told this story several years ago, more from a motivate-to-perform angle. As I'm sitting at my desk thinking, it actually distills leadership behavior into a single emotion. Be forewarned, this is a bit sappier than most of my writing (as I daintily blot a single tear)...

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Imposters Among Us... 
and What To Do With Them

Seems like I've talked to an awful lot of imposters lately.

Run of the mill people, important people, people who used to work for me, and people I've worked for. We laughed at "not getting found out" as our careers progressed up the ladder, feeling like we were faking our way through success. Classic imposter syndrome - successful from the outside looking in with a self-perception of barely-concealed incompetence from the inside looking out.

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Leaders & Laggards
This month, we're recognizing a solid current Leader, and one in Memoriam. RIP, Barbara.
In Honor
and Memoriam...

Normally a calm man and methodical leader, Barclay Berdan found himself smack-dab in the middle of the first case of Ebola ever diagnosed in the U.S. Welcome aboard, Barclay, and don't mind those 40+ television and satellite trucks in the parking lot; nothing to see here...


Never a CEO, always a leader. If leadership means positive influence, this lady lived her life as a walking example. We'd like to express our admiration for her leadership style - as the First and Second Lady, family matriarch, and tireless champion of literacy. RIP Barbara, aka "The Enforcer."

Survey Says...

The results are in! Our 2017 Survey of Senior Leadership is complete, and another big thanks to those who participated. Those inputs gave us good insight into what your concerns are going into 2018.

It seems you're most concerned about cost control and improving leadership/management performance, and almost 90% of you expect to retain or grow your current workforce.

You can download and read the SSL and our brief comments here.

What do we really do, anyway?

We get asked that from time to time, by people who haven't worked with us, obviously. While management consulting is technically accurate, it barely scratches the surface of what Triangle Performance brings to the fight. In fact, we think there should be a lot more leadership and a little less management, and that more people should know the difference.

If you've ever wondered what specifically we mean by executive coaching, leadership development and organizational effectiveness, take a look at our updated one-pager for a better idea.
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