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Developing Talent

June 4, 2018

As a leader, you should be proactively seeking out opportunities to engage your emerging leader’s talents with tasks so that you are able to assess their organization and the beginnings of their leadership abilities.

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How to Respond to Feedback

April 30, 2018

There are five practices that leaders follow to be exemplary. These practices include:

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Effective Goal Planning

April 25, 2018

I’ve read many articles that mention the number of people who practice effective goal planning, and here is what I know: the number is incredibly low, somewhere between 5 – 10%. I’ve even read articles that state the number of businesspeople...

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Ask More Questions

March 21, 2018

As leaders, we think that our job is to provide all of the answers. What most leaders forget is to ask more questions.

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8 Ways to Build a Better Team

February 2, 2018
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Employee Engagement: The Movable Middle

January 2, 2018

There seems to be article after article written about studies on employee engagement, and the figures are startling.  The studies state that 30% of your workforce are actively engaged, 30% are actively disengaged, and you have a movable middle of...

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What a Lack of Organizational Trust Sounds Like

December 7, 2017

In Patrick Lencioni’s groundbreaking work, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, his core, foundational, belief is that great teams trust one another. There is a lot of talk in teams about what a lack of trust looks like.

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Most Leaders Don't Fail Because of Technical Ability

November 1, 2017

The most common question that I get asked, both from leaders and aspiring leaders, is: “What’s the most important characteristic of successful leaders?” The most important choice that successful leaders make is the choice to be lifelong learners.

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Increase Your Self-Awareness

October 18, 2017

The most effective leaders have a high-level of self-awareness. Your capacity for self-awareness increases your ability to influence outcomes and inspire others. It also allows you to recognize strengths and identify potential blind spots.

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Do You Manage or Lead?

September 12, 2017

Often, I hear people use the words leadership and management interchangeably, as if they are the same word. Quite honestly, I think they are very different. Ask yourself this:  Do leaders manage and do managers lead? Absolutely. They are distinct...

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