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Leadership

5 Signs a Teammate is Not Ready to Lead

July 30, 2015
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In my previous post, 7 Signs a Teammate is Ready to Lead, we covered some good indicators of teammates ready to take on a leadership role within an organization. But what about the warning signs that point to a colleague not yet ready to lead others? Here are five to look out for:

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7 Signs a Teammate is Ready to Lead

July 27, 2015
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“When is someone ready to lead?” It’s a simple, straightforward question leaders ask about their teammates and teammates ask about themselves. Although there isn’t a simple checklist that determines one’s capacity for influencing others or readiness for direct reports, there are seven characteristics I always look for in my leaders.

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How to Lead People Smarter Than You

July 6, 2015
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Am I seriously writing a blog on how to lead smart people? Ha, well I guess I am. Dan Rockwell’s recent post, “What If You’re Not that Smart,” made me think of a fairly common challenge I see on the flip side: leaders who aren’t sure how to lead smart teammates. Some leaders find super […]

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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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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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