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Lykken on Leadership: How to Build an Unstoppable Leadership Team

Great leadership is often the deciding factor in whether an organization achieves extraordinary success or miserable failure. But all too often when we think of leadership, we hold too narrow a definition of what we mean. We may know the CEOs of several organizations.

Lykken on Leadership: Never Stop Asking Why ... Six Questions to Start With

Perhaps the greatest leadership lessons of all can be learned from children. If you've ever been around a young child for a long period of time, you've probably been both energized and annoyed by their level of curiosity.

Leading With Generosity: Seven Ways to Give Back

On a recent episode of my Lykken on Lending podcast

Lykken on Leadership: The Six "Ps" of Building a Solid Leadership Team

There are many characteristics that are vital to becoming a great leader, and I've written about them before in great detail.

Civilization has come a long way over the last century, especially over the last several decades

Lykken on Leadership: Seven Tips for More Effective Time Management

Civilization has come a long way over the last century, especially over the last several decades. Our technological advancements have made it possible to accomplish things that generations before could not have even dreamed.

Lykken on Leadership: Five Ways to be Prepared for Inevitable Failure

The mortgage industry has had its share of ups and downs over the past decade.

After 40-plus years in the mortgage industry, I've discovered that the development of great leadership in the business really boils down to one thing: Growth

Lykken on Leadership: Seven Transformations Every Leader Must Undergo to Move From Good to Great

After 40-plus years in the mortgage industry, I've discovered that the development of great leadership in the business really boils down to one thing: Growth. Those who achieve their highest potential are those who are focused on personal development.

Lykken on Leadership: Innovation Throughout the Organization ... Five Key Areas for Leaders to Focus on Improving

In the mortgage industry, as in many others, one of most talked about concepts is that of innovation.

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Looking for Leaders: How to Pick a True Leader from a Crowd of Charlatans

Are leaders born or made?

Lykken on Leadership: Seven Ways to Motivate Your Team When Times Are Tough

Our industry has fallen on some hard times in recent years, and the recovery has been much slower than most of us have hoped.

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