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REALity Questions

REALity Question: What happens to leaders when they make a bad judgement call?

January 30, 2011
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Last month, Rebecca included the following question in a comment:  I would love to read one of your posts on when a leader makes a bad decision. After all, no one is perfect, not even the best leaders. So what happens to leaders when they make a bad judgment call? Great point and great question, […]

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REALity Question: Can You Be Good at Leading if You’re Bad at Relationships?

January 12, 2011
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On Monday I talked about how important it is for leaders to develop relationships with the people they lead. The next day a reader sent me a great REALity Question on the subject. “If I’m not good at building relationships, can I still be a good leader?” I have to bite my tongue so I […]

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REALity Question: How does your leader say thanks?

November 21, 2010
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The week of Thanksgiving always seems like a good time to reflect on how we can thank employees for their hard work and for the value they bring to the company. But frankly, I don’t like the way that feels. Though there’s certainly nothing wrong with thanking employees around the holidays, it can also seem […]

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REALity Question: How do you know when you’re ready to lead?

October 31, 2010
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For the past six months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with an individual on our team who is being groomed to lead at the next level. For months we’ve been giving this person additional leadership responsibilities without the comfort of a title. Leading without the title has allowed her to focus on influencing and serving […]

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REALity Question: How Can I Attract Other Leaders?

October 20, 2010
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Today I’m tackling another REALity Question! The purpose of our REALity Questions series is to give us the opportunity to discuss real leadership challenges we face and some of the practical solutions to those challenges. Here’s today’s question: How do I become a leader who attracts leaders rather than just followers? What a great question! […]

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REALity Question: Can we all just be friends?

October 6, 2010
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Today’s blog post is a continuation of our REALity Questions series. The purpose of this series is to give leaders the opportunity to discuss real, practical challenges that arise in the workplace. The “right” answer to today’s REALity Question is a hotly debated one in many workplaces and one that I get asked quite often. […]

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REALity Question: Do Doers Reflect Their Leaders?

September 9, 2010
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One of my favorite ways to mentor and coach leaders is by allowing open discussions and encouraging questions about issues that are on their minds – current day, real life, practical questions. So every once in a while I am going to address a question that I receive from another leader. I’m calling these our […]

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