Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson

Internationally respected and highly experienced executive leadership coach, speaker and author. Check Dave out at LivingToLead.com. Dave is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine.
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Five Landmarks of Leadership

Throughout history, landmarks have been used to mark important places and events. They represent boundaries, victories, memories, histories, and discoveries. Landmarks help you know where you are and remind you of where you (or others) have been. They serve as guideposts for future generations. Ancient wisdom admonishes us to “remove...
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Leadership Island

There is an infamous poem, often disjointly quoted as “No man is an island,” and “Therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.” There are many who have uttered these quotes without realizing they were the beginning and end of the same poem. But...
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Six Elements of Growth

Whether you’re growing plants, people, business – or all three – you know that growth takes certain elements. In recent months, I have learned how important the growth hormone is for humans, for example. It is active at relatively high levels for most people until about the age of 25....
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A Three-Part Plan for Finding Motivation

Leaders are often faced with the challenge of keeping their team motivated. But…who motivates the leader? Leaders are people, just like everyone else. And like others, there are times when they lose momentum, get weary, feel rudderless, or suffer from apathy. During these times, motivation becomes a challenge, even for...
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The 3 D’s of Responsible Leadership

311…it was posted everywhere on every floor. 311 on the elevator. 311 in the hallway. And 311 on the door of one very determined executive vice president. “What is this all about?” many inquired. Those on the top floor knew…all 311 in that division. This particular company was in bankruptcy....
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