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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 […]

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 […]

Leadership 2020 and Beyond

What else is left to say about this year, 2020? Regardless of who you talk to, everyone endured something during the past 10 months. 2020 was going to be such an interesting year. It was the start of a new decade and an easy catch phrase for business planners and institutional thinkers. I can recall […]

Leaders – Stop Solving Everything!

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 […]

Executive Leadership and Woodworking

My wife said she wanted a new kitchen pantry for her birthday. I like doing what my wife asks. Fortunately for me, ripping out the old pantry and building a new one was something I enjoy doing. When I was growing up, a neighbor friend was a master craftsman. He had an amazing woodshop that […]