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Leaders: There’s a New Way to Understand Change

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Author’s NOTE: I wrote the first version of this article in 2018 – a full 2 years BEFORE the whole world locked down and faced the COVID-19 pandemic. Business has not been the same since. At a recent luncheon, I was involved in a discussion that I find becoming more common. The topic was this: […]

6 Great Questions to Lead Your Team

Being a leader requires the ability to build rapport with your team. Those following you must have good reason to do so. Every time you have a one-on-one, you have a big opportunity to add to and build that individual rapport.

What Are You Waiting For?

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There comes a time in life when you’ve done all the thinking, study, analysis, and planning you can do. You reach a decision point. Then it happens. You freeze. You cannot go forward. You’re stuck. The question is then, what are you waiting for? What is it that holds you back, makes you balk? How […]

Best Boss at Christmas

As we run screaming into the end of the year 2021 (where has this one gone?), it’s always a good time to reflect, regroup, and renew our thinking for the year that is just around the corner. The best bosses I have known use this time to make reflections.

Become a Better Leader: 4 Steps to Boost Your E.Q.

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Most of us think of a leader as someone with a great deal of education and experience in a certain area. While knowledge and experience are important qualities, one’s ability to communicate and work well with others is just as important to being an effective leader. A hot topic on the scene these days is […]

Burn the Boats – The Toughest Leadership Command

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We all like Plan “B” options that afford us an escape when things don’t work out. In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz to begin his great conquest. Upon arriving, he gave the order to his men to burn the ships.

Real Leaders Don’t Lose the ‘Person’ in Personality

Whether you own a business or run one for a bigger company, your role as manager/leader is in the spotlight. When people start searching for leadership development tools or management training, you often run into a large segment of the market focused on Personality. The logic says ‘if I understand my personality, and the personalities […]

Setting the Right Focus on Leadership

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Good leadership includes having the right focus. Who are you? Where are you going? Who do you want to be as a leader? That sort of thinking. There was once a middle manager who was well known for creating great results. Quarter by quarter, his numbers were always good. His team loved working for him, […]

The Greatest Growth Lever – Trust

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Part 1 – Why Leverage Trust? Contributed by Andy Hass and Richard Bents “Trust is the highest form of motivation. It brings out the very best in people.” Stephen R. Covey Google conducted a massive research project to study what made their most successful teams and called it Project Aristotle. After studying 180 teams, using […]