Leadership

Communications Webinar – You’re Invited!

May 2, 2016
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Join me for Impacting Leaders’ second Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2016! We’ll be talking about one of the top challenges faced by every organization – communication.

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The Pros and Cons of Assuming the Worst

April 21, 2016
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Last week I blogged about the importance of believing the best. So, what if you’re one of those people who naturally assumes the worst? Well, all hope is not lost! Ha! Actually, teammates whose minds naturally go to “what can go wrong” still bring a valuable perspective, even if it’s one of the glass being […]

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Getting Beneath the Surface

March 22, 2016
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Have you ever been asked, “How are you doing?” only to have the asker already out of earshot by the time you turn to answer? If we’re honest, we’ve all probably been that question asker at some point. We’re busy, and we have enough challenges to deal with in our own lives, so we exchange […]

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What Teams Value Most

March 4, 2016
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I’ve written and spoken on the subject of non-negotiables countess times this past year. It’s a topic we now cover with nearly every team we serve. What’s interesting is the themes that have emerged. Though the teams we work with are vastly different in their industry and their challenges – from retail, to heavy manufacturing, […]

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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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How’s Your ‘Tude?

February 8, 2016
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Discussing “attitude” is so overdone. Yet here I am writing about it because of a job threatening experience last week.

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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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