From the category archives:

Attitude

How to Receive Unsolicited Feedback

September 3, 2015
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Leaders often spend a lot of time talking about how we should give feedback. In fact, just next week I’ll be teaching a webinar on how leaders can conduct more effective performance reviews (if you haven’t yet registered for this complimentary event, you can do so here). Yet, we spend a lot less time on […]

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Leadership from the Inside Out

August 11, 2015
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What’s inside-out leadership? It’s a decision each leader must make to lead from the inside. It’s about leading from the heart and believing that if you’ve got leadership right on the inside, you can’t help but be a better leader for others on the outside. Inside-out leaders believe in people at all levels and leave perceived power […]

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Catch People Doing Right

July 1, 2015
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Have you ever worked for a leader who always zeroed in on what was wrong about a process or a project? If we follow every praise with a “but…” or if every discussion turns into a critical evaluation, our teammates begin to dread interacting with us. Eventually, they quit asking for feedback (if they can […]

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When Peer Accountability Meets Hostility

June 22, 2015
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Last week Impacting Leaders held its second webinar of this year’s Leadership Learning Series, and our focus this time was on how to influence across and hold our peers accountable (thank you to those of you who participated!). I had a great time connecting with all our attendees, and honestly my favorite part of these […]

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Learn to be Unstoppable

June 8, 2015
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I’ve asked my friend and former colleague Dina Simon to serve as a guest blogger today and share a message from her recently published book, “Make Unstoppable Simple – Creative Problem Solving in Life and Leadership.” Congratulations, Dina, and thanks for sharing your thoughts today! To be Unstoppable, you do have to “stop” and take […]

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When You Don’t Get the Promotion

June 2, 2015
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You’ve been preparing for this moment. You have worked hard for a long time to prove yourself worthy, giving it your all. Then, one day the call finally comes, but it wasn’t the one you were expecting. The promotion was given to someone else. You feel disappointed, confused, even angry! This was the job you […]

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8 Things Better Than Making People Happy

April 29, 2015
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Making people happy. Sometimes that’s a leader’s ultimate goal, and it’s a nice one. What’s the flip side – an unhappy team? Nobody wants that! It feels good to know the people you lead feel good about their work. But happiness? I guess it’s all in how you define it. I view happiness as an […]

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6 Mistakes Leaders Under Pressure Make

April 13, 2015
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The pressure to simultaneously produce and lead well. The pressure to serve your leader, your peers, and your teammates while still meeting the needs of your clients. The pressure to meet all those deadlines and fulfill all those demands in the midst of unforeseen challenges and unexpected changes. The deadlines loom. The work piles up. […]

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Are You Competing or Completing?

March 10, 2015
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Here’s a question to reflect on: When you encounter a top performing peer, how do you view them? As a competitor who threatens your position, or as someone who can bring value to you and your organization? Same people. Same talents. Two very different approaches that lead to two very different organizational cultures.

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Leading Out of Fear

March 5, 2015
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I had a great conversation with a leader last week. He was discussing his successes as well as his challenges in business, and he shared a great insight that he’d come to realize: for quite some time, he’d been leading out of fear. I understood what he was talking about. I’ve been there. Maybe you […]

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