To Be a Great Leader, You Must Inspect What You Expect

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Inspect what you expect. This is an old saying that I learned decades ago. What does it mean, exactly? And what does it have to do with leadership? Well… Have you been guilty of spouting a directive then letting it die a natural death? We’ve all done it at one point or another—whether accidentally or […]

Why Trust Matters to Leaders; Leaders Build Trust

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For decades, business leaders have been equipping themselves with every book, philosophy, reward, and program the so-called experts have convinced them to buy into, yet companies everywhere continue to struggle with toxic cultures, low performance from teams, and the unhappiness that go with them. Yet how can leaders build trust? From our earliest days on […]

Leaders – Stop Solving Everything!

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If you have responsibility for a business, a company, or a team, STOP solving everything. Please stop solving everybody’s problems. That sounds like a crazy person talking, right? Here’s what I mean. It is likely you climbed the business ladder by solving problems. As a sole-contributor on a team, you helped make things happen. Whether […]

Coaching and Mentoring – Diving Deeper

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It’s been said that leaders who radically impact their teams are themselves good coaches. Taking on the mentoring and coaching role often does not come naturally to someone in a leadership position. One technique at the center of executive coaching is the art of asking good questions and/or reframing the response the coachee gives. If […]

What is Trust Anyway?

Business leaders don’t consciously go about their day specifically trying to build trust. This would be like having ‘building trust’ on your to-do list.

Is Your Life a Happy Accident?

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You might be offended by that question. Yet if you think about it, so many of us are living just that way. What do I mean? I mean going through your life and career without a purpose. You might be riding the wave of circumstances. Some things were great experiences, others not so much. You […]

Start Your Own Blog Today

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Recently I’ve had clients mention that they may want to start blogging. I wrote this article several years ago and have shared it twice before. But for those just now thinking about blogging, but I am updating it and sharing it again. There are plenty of reasons seasoned professionals should write their own blogs. I’ve […]

The 5 C’s of a Trusted Leader

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Successful leaders build trust. Building trust is something you must do. Trust underpins every relationship in the workplace – between boss and employee, between colleagues, and between businesses.

Leaders: Are You a Pretender or a Contender?

If your desire is to be a better manager at work, at home, or in the community, you may want to develop some actual leadership skills. However, if you are already following certain leadership principles, there is always room for lifting the lid to expand your reach and influence. After many years working with clients […]