Equipping Leaders

June 15 Webinar: How to Deal with Difficult People

June 13, 2017
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I hope you can join us this week for our next Impacting Leaders webinar! The webinar is How to Deal with Difficult People, and it’s available for you to attend, compliments of Impacting Leaders! This webinar is relevant for leaders at every level, and it will be focused on how you can minimize frustrations and conflict, […]

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4 Dos and Don’ts of Decision Making

April 26, 2017
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Indecision is better than risking the wrong decision, right? Well, if you’re dismantling a bomb or performing brain surgery, maybe. But, in the day-to-day of business, there are few upsides to dragging out your decision.

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Redefine Perfect

June 16, 2016
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Are you a perfectionist? If so, those feelings could cause you to mistrust the abilities of others. They may even keep you focused on the failures vs. the achieved successes. I have worked with and coached many highly-driven, high standard teammates. In fact, I am attracted to them; they are my favorite people to lead. […]

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From Across My Desk

June 6, 2016
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The other day I walked into my office, and for some reason I wasn’t motivated to sit at my desk and get right to work. Instead I sat across my desk in one of my two guest chairs. I sat there with my journal and looked at what adorned my desk, my wall pictures, and my […]

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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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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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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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Leadership from the Inside Out

August 11, 2015
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What’s inside-out leadership? It’s a decision each leader must make to lead from the inside. It’s about leading from the heart and believing that if you’ve got leadership right on the inside, you can’t help but be a better leader for others on the outside. Inside-out leaders believe in people at all levels and leave perceived power […]

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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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