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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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Components of Accountability

August 8, 2017

I frequently get asked how to handle accountability with the person I report to versus the person that reports to me? The answer is-- you should handle them the same. He is a five-step process that you need to accomplish accountability from any...

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Creating a Culture of Accountability

July 25, 2017

Do you have a culture of accountability at your company? Most companies do not. From the public corporation to the medium and small companies no one seems to understand accountability from the top down.

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