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We enjoy discovering new ways of thinking and new ways of helping you achieve your goals. From time to time, we will be posting not only our own thoughts but also compelling research and articles by the best authorities in the field.


Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “Do You Have the Right Attitude?”:


This article discusses the value of the character trait called “attitude”. It explains what the right (defined as positive) attitude is and provides examples of people who possess this trait and have used it to achieve immense success. It also offers an explanation for how you get it and how beneficial it can be in the workplace as you pursue success in your career.

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “My Favorite Suberboss”:


This article explores a new managerial concept called the Superboss, which was created by Dartmouth Professor Sydney Finkelstein in his book entitled “Superbosses — How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent”. It also defines the concept by articulating the 5 characteristics they possess, gives examples of some popular Superbosses and explains how they are different from normal bosses. This article concludes by applying the key Superboss qualities to a business executive I have known for over 25 years. She is my favorite Superboss and also happens to be my wife.

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “The Critical Traits of Admired Leaders”:


This article highlights 4 critical traits of admired leaders and explains why they are so important to effective leadership. It compares and contrasts D.A. Benton’s views in her book “CEO Material – How to be a Leader in any Organization” with my personal experiences as an organizational leader. In the final analysis, great leaders are a key ingredient of long-term organizational success. 

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “The 4 R’s of Good Management”:


This article offers insight into manager best practices in today’s business environment that breed top-notch team performance and lead to optimal results. The principles of good management that are outlined in the article are referred to as the 4 R’s and include: Respect, Responsibility, Reward and Recognition. Managers  who adopt this approach are admired by their staff (as well as their organization) and position
themselves for long-term career success.

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “The Recipe for Overcoming Adversity”:


This article addresses the issue of overcoming adversity, which is a normal part of our daily, weekly or monthly existence. It provides readers with a 4-step approach that enables them to overcome the hurdles and impediments that often prevent them from achieving success in business and in life. The advice contained in the article routinely yields great success – especially when we are committed to achieving our end goal.

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “Do You Have Likeability?”:


This article explores the special character trait called “likeability”. It explains what it is and provides examples of people who possess this trait and have used it to achieve success. It also offers advice for how you get it and how it can be used in the workplace to influence others as you pursue success in your chosen profession.

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “Tuning Up Your Game for Career Advancement”:


This article focuses on the short-term and long-term approach employees should consider for Career Advancement. I have advised many employees who desire to advance in their career and have seen the positive results that can be achieved when using this two-pronged approach. My role in this process is to guide employees and Managers in the creation of short-term and long-term plans that target assessed needs so that objectives can be achieved with maximum results. I can also help devise effective ways to gauge progress toward attaining both short-term and long-term goals as the employee’s career unfolds.

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on The Cure for “Flying Under The Radar” Syndrome:

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This article deals with a common problem in organizations – employees who withdraw from the Team. When this occurs the consequences are detrimental to the individual, the Team, as well as the firm. While many approaches exist to address this organizational challenge, often times Team Building can be utilized to improve working relationships and remedy the “flying under the radar” syndrome.

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Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry on “Seeking Clarity Through Coaching”:


This article articulates the approach that I utilize to coach clients who are having difficulty seeing situations clearly because of the obstacles that stand in their way.  I use an “Inside Out” (InsideOut DEVELOPMENT™) approach that taps into the individual’s inherent capacity, increasing their belief in themselves and moving their attention to key performance variables.  The bottom line is that when we create the right environment and eliminate interference we optimize the value of the coaching session and are able to develop a plan of action that ensures the coachee’s ultimate success.

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In the June 2012 issue of Chief Learning Officer Magazine, Seventeen Gorman Principal Jeffrey Leventry shared his  thoughts on building a high-performance team.

“While high-performance teams possess many attributes, there are five ingredients that are essential when developing these teams.

Trust: Trust is the foundation of the high-performance team and the basis upon which the team is built. Team members must respect, support and trust each other in every aspect of their work life as they endeavor to build positive relationships. They need to be honest and feel comfortable providing candid and constructive feedback formally or informally. Continue Reading...