Careless Leading

January 9, 2018
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Carelessness is something we don’t like to see in others, yet we seldom look for it within ourselves.

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What do you stand for?

November 7, 2017
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Taking a stand for what’s right takes courage. If you just go along to get along, well then, you’re really not taking a stand. Taking a stand means believing in something so much that you will stand up for it, protect it, and positively influence others about it. Many times we are tempted to not […]

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What’s In Your Wake? 3 Questions to Assess Your Impact

August 31, 2017
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For good or for bad, we’re always influencing. What are you leaving in your wake? Here are three questions (and a few follow ups) to consider for a quick leadership litmus test. Are you influencing the culture for the better or worse? A great company culture takes a long time to build and a short […]

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How to Tackle a Tough Conversation

February 29, 2016
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In last week’s webinar on stewarding your company culture in uncertain times, one participant asked about how they should go about talking to a colleague who was violating the company’s culture or non-negotiables. Regardless of your personality or communication style, here are some helpful guidelines when confronting a teammate or peer.

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Staying Positive Under Pressure

February 18, 2016
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Our organization’s payroll team has recently gone through a software change, and if you’ve ever been through a significant technology change like that, you probably just groaned and shook your head in shared sympathy. There just isn’t room for error when it comes to dealing with others’ paychecks, so the stress level among this team has […]

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Giving Forgiveness

February 14, 2016
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Who do you need to forgive? I don’t mean just saying, “I’m over it.” I mean real forgiveness. Who changes your heart for the worse when you think of or have to deal with them? Who are you fighting inwardly? At one time or another, we’ll all have to deal with someone who we wish […]

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The Difference Between Proud and Pride

October 9, 2015
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When it comes to influencing others, I place a great deal of emphasis on the difference between being prideful and being proud. Here’s how I distinguish between the two. Prideful leaders… Focus on image Seek the spotlight Avoid admitting weaknesses or mistakes Are too focused on self Let stubbornness prevent growth

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Lead from the Core

September 18, 2015
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For some, leading others comes naturally. For others, it’s something we have to intentionally work at. Regardless of how you’ve come to lead others, leading must come from your core. In a recent one-on-one with an emerging leader, I questioned her on a decision that she made that wasn’t to my liking. Her response was, […]

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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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How Your Insecurities Affect Your Leadership

June 5, 2015
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I don’t know anyone who’d say they’d want to work for an insecure leader, but how many of us would admit to struggling with our own insecurities… Insecure in our industry knowledge Insecure in our ability to make the sale Insecure in our performance Insecure in our influence

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