From the category archives:

Leadership

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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The Foundation is Built in the Weeds

June 17, 2015
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Stay out of the weeds! It’s often regarded as sage advice for all mid- to upper level leaders, but the reality, especially for entrepreneurs, is that the foundation of a business is built in the weeds. Leaders of young businesses who dwell in the weeds aren’t micromanaging; they’re establishing a foundation. When the foundation is […]

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The 80/20 Leadership Rule

June 12, 2015
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I had the opportunity to participate in a great meeting with some emerging leaders last week that my husband (and COO of Impact Performance Group) Keven was leading. He was coaching these growing leaders on the importance of developing their team, and why, and he used the 80/20 rule to illustrate his point. The 80/20 […]

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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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5 Leadership Lessons for Graduates

May 27, 2015
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Graduation season is upon us! Whether your child is graduating from high school or college, the anxiety can easily mount as we get used to loosening our reins (Note: I did not say let go! Ha!). I’ve been a blessed mother of three beautiful children, two who graduated from college and now our baby of […]

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Bridge Your Workplace Generation Gap

May 15, 2015
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How well are you doing at bridging the generation gap inside your organization? No, I’m not talking about Gen X and Gen Y. I’m talking about your Legacy group and your Accelerate group. You may not be familiar with the terms, but after I explain you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about. Legacy Group Your […]

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Does Your Team Feel Like a Burden?

May 6, 2015
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Performers hate being burdensome. Most will go out of their way to avoid feeling like they are inconveniencing or saddling their teammates or leader with problems or projects. Yet, many times we make our teammates feel like they are a burden by unintentionally communicating that we are too busy to serve them or too important […]

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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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When the Conditions Lead You

April 20, 2015
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Leading to the conditions is essential to being an effective leader in every situation. When we lead to the conditions, we adjust our leadership style and tactics to meet the demands of the current reality. This means we lead new teams differently than established teams. We lead top performers differently than we lead low performers. […]

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4 Excuses for Skipping One-on-Ones

April 17, 2015
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Do you have regular one-on-ones with your direct reports? If not, you should start. Like immediately! One-on-ones are essential for leaders to have with their employees for so many reasons. And if you’re already thinking of reasons why you don’t or can’t have them, here four of the most common excuses used to avoid one-on-ones, […]

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