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6 Steps to Build Better Teams

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Do you think your work team is just average? Have you ever thought about ways to make it better? What if you had a highly effective and productive team? Being a leader at work, at home, or in your community suggests just that. Your team has to be hitting the right marks to make you […]

Are You a FAST Leader?

FAST leaders

International leadership guru Gordon Tredgold coined the term FAST for his book by the same name and his teaching on effective leadership. FAST is an acronym that encompasses all the best attributes for finding success. Whether your dreams are personal or professional, FAST can help. Let’s unpack this powerful meaning. F is for FOCUS. You […]

We’ve All Been Ambushed at Work

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Let’s face it, it’s no fun when you get ambushed at work. Here are a few thoughts and recommendations to avoid ambushing your people.

Feel Like an Entrepreneur?

Two business owners were talking. One was having a pretty good run with his new, and growing business. The other had suffered a series of bad turns and hard luck. The one with the better business asked, “So now do you feel like an entrepreneur?”  The other answered “Heck no. I feel like a pile […]

Being an Authentic Leader Does Not Always Come Naturally

Authentic leadership

One of the highest valued attributes of great leaders is their authenticity. Being authentic does not always come naturally. The good news is, you can develop a more authentic leadership style. On one hand, being authentic requires having a sense of “true north.” True North Ask a room full of people to close their eyes […]

Establishing a Personal Reflection

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Living life with intentional direction is far more rewarding than one day arriving at some destination and wondering why or how you got there.

21 Ways to Improve Leadership Effectiveness

Every box on every organization chart is about who the executive or manager is going to be. At least that is where the thinking usually starts. We somehow think we need to name the managers first, then we place employees under them to build out a team. This whole focus on “managing” the team sets […]

Saying Thanks to Old Mentors for Their Inspiration

This week families across the USA gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. It means many different things to different people. As one of my clients shared when I asked about his plans, “lots of food, too much to drink, and too much football.” (Sounds like my kind of gathering, but I digress). The spirit of this holiday is […]

What Are Your Defining Moments?

Defining moments. What do they mean to you? I don’t hear people talk much these days about defining moments, but we all share them. No, not the exact situation or set of circumstances, but the reality of having things happen to us or through us that make big changes in the way we see the […]

Living in the Meantime

There are times when nothing particularly big is happening. You’re in between assignments, projects, or deadlines. You have work to do and places to be, but the sense of purpose goes on autopilot. The time between one occurrence and another; an interval is the meantime. Should that bother you? I say not necessarily unless it lingers too long. I call this “living in the […]