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Lee Eisenstaedt

About Lee Eisenstaedt

Leading With Courage® Academy (LWCA) is dedicated to helping the leaders of and advisors to employee- and family-owned organizations be more effective builders of healthier, sustainable, thriving businesses that strive to do what's right for all of their stakeholders. Our advisory services are focused on leadership development, self-awareness and succession planning. Our assessments, workshops, and processes are data-based, guided by real- world experience, and proven in the market which, I believe are why our clients tell us that more than 75% of what they've learned from us can be used right away. Lee spent 23 years with SC Johnson as a finance and operations executive in the US and Europe. He has also been the Chief Operating Officer of both a Top 5 and Top 50 CPA firm and received his MBA from Northwestern University. Lee is the author of four books on leadership and is working on his fifth that features lessons from leaders of ESOPs. He's also an Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council and publishes regularly on Forbes.com.

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The Danger of Overconfident Leaders in Business

Overconfident leaders hurt company culture and make costly mistakes. True confidence in leadership requires dialogue. What conversations you should have?

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Tips for Self-Promotion at Work for the Leader Who Wants to be Noticed

Good leaders don’t reward shameless self-promotion—or dutiful silence. Learning how to be a leader is the best route for self-promotion at work.

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Repairing Bad Company Culture from the Top

Bad company culture exists when leaders tolerate unethical behavior and deny problems. Changing workplace culture starts with eliminating arrogance.

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Correcting Bad Leadership: Actions Speak Louder Than Intentions

Leadership action is more important than words or intentions. Avoid bad leadership qualities by demonstrating kindness and keeping promises.

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Improve Your Leadership Communication Skills and Make a Bigger Impact, Sooner

Develop better leadership communication skills by understanding the importance of feedback and showing your team members greater humility.

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Leading with Courage Begins with Following Feedback

Leading with courage means being open to improvement. Learn more about the qualities you can develop for more thoughtful leadership.

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The Worst Tolerated Behavior Defines Your Organizational Culture

A Company Is Only as Good as Its Worst Behavior What is the worst behavior that your company’s leadership will tolerate? Think about it for a minute. That behavior, particularly if it is repeatedly tolerated, defines your organizational culture. There are many things that can comprise poor behavior in an organization: sexual harassment, the company’s […]

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Organizational Pace of Change: Surviving and Thriving in Our Fast Paced World

Change is Constant, the Pace of Change Increases Our world is constantly changing but the pace of change has increased exponentially. The way we adopt and adapt to new technology far outpaces 10, 20 or 50 years ago. People expect things to change rapidly. In order to succeed in business your organizational pace of change […]

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Millennials in the Workplace Want These 4 Qualities in a Company

Millennials in the Workplace Want to be Understood The Leading With Courage Academy recently led a panel discussion on millennials in the workplace, and how to better incorporate this unique demographic into your culture for greater success. During that discussion, four key things were uncovered that millennials in the workplace want most: focus, transparency, trust […]

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Create Success by Using Delegation to Develop Others

Grow Your Business by Using Delegation to Develop Others As a manager, you’re often told of the value of using delegation to develop others. Delegation can help you focus on the tasks where you’re most needed and can help scale your business in accordance with your goals. Still, the question remains: Who do you delegate […]

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