Leadership

Our Value Doesn’t Lie in Our Busyness

January 21, 2016
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We all have days, weeks, and sometimes seasons where our projects and commitments exceed our capacity. The question is, how do you handle it? You have two options. You can continue to rush around, frazzled and hectic because you have too much on your plate. (This does nothing to lower your own stress level, and […]

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13 Indications You Might Have an Accountability Problem

January 17, 2016
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Accountability is one of those common issues that sometimes sneaks up on us. Rarely do major accountability issues appear out of thin air. More often than not, they start small and slow…but when we allow our standards to slide, our small accountability challenges typically become bigger ones we can’t ignore and are harder to clean […]

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The Difference Between Being Consistent and Being Fair

January 5, 2016
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I had a great discussion with one of my leaders in her growth review a couple weeks ago. She told me she wanted to get better in her consistency, that is, she wanted to be sure she was treating the employees she was leading equally. It turns out that what she was referring to was […]

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Don’t Lose Sight of the Big Picture

December 16, 2015
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It is so easy to slip into a producer mode of head down, isolated activity during the holiday season. We panic (or is it just me?) over all the items that need to get done by December 25. With all the gifts to buy, dinners to attend, and parties to host, we can get so […]

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Let Your Team Lead Your One-on-Ones

November 17, 2015
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I can’t overstate the importance of having one-on-ones. Yet, I’m familiar with all the excuses we (me included) can find not to have one-on-ones…we’re too busy, we already talk often, we meet as a team, and the list goes on.

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3 Things Your Teammates Need That They Won’t Ask For

November 5, 2015
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1. They need to know you believe in them. When was the last time an employee asked you to believe in him? Probably never. We don’t ask for our leader’s belief in us, but we need it to stretch ourselves, try new things, and achieve our best. Our belief in a teammate is especially impactful […]

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4 Ways to Increase Your Team’s Fulfillment

October 26, 2015
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The team leader has a huge impact on what motivates their teammates. What brings your teammates to work each day? The Check The check is all about working for money. After all, we need money to live, and a job provides a paycheck. When we work for the check, we probably don’t find our work […]

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When You and Your Teammate Just Don’t Get Along

October 22, 2015
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You’ve probably encountered this challenge if you’ve worked long enough or in a company large enough. You and another teammate just can’t seem to get along. Maybe you didn’t get off on the right foot. Maybe it was all a misunderstanding, or maybe the interpersonal conflict is intentional. Maybe they don’t like the way you […]

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3 Actions for Equipping Leaders

October 20, 2015
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Equipping doesn’t happen by accident; it’s intentional. And equipping yourself and your team must be a top priority if you want to develop and grow. As a business leader, I’ve found that developing others with me is critical to sustain the type of growth I want to see in my organization. But how do we […]

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Servant Leadership Webinar – You’re Invited!

October 12, 2015
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I hope you can join me on Impacting Leaders’ final Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2015! We’ll be talking about servant leadership. The webinar is “Real Servant Leadership Produces Real Business Results,” and it’s available for you to attend, free of charge! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will be focused on […]

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