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 […]

The Perfect Tool in an Imperfect World

Managers who have never had remote workers are in a panic. Most employees are working remotely right now. Even if you’ve had telecommuters before, you worry about their productivity and accountability.

Come Home Before Dark

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Lately, I’ve been reminded of a saying I once used to guide my kids. The phrase was ‘come home before dark’. When I was younger, we’d play outside seemingly forever. When we asked to go outside, our parents always said: “Come home before dark.” That was a literal meaning. Once it was dark, if we […]

Leaders Helping Leaders

Friday, April 3, at 10:30 AM CT I’m inviting you to join me for a community discussion about our response to COVID-19. I’ve been talking with dozens of small business owners who are up against the wall. We need to pull together to help each other. This session will have NO SALES pitches, no products […]

What Do You Do with a 3-2 Count?

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In baseball, there is something known as the 3-2 count (three-two). It means three balls and two strikes. It means the person who is up to bat has only the next pitch to get something done. Three strikes and you’re out. If the pitcher misses the strike zone and the batter waits to swing, it […]

Leaders: If you Confuse, You Lose

A confused mind says NO. If you confuse the people around you, the overall performance will be greatly reduced or even eliminated.