Stewardship

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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When Grace Isn’t Grace Anymore

February 24, 2016
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Some leaders have a very small tolerance for below average performance, mistakes, and employees who take a while to get in their groove. Other leaders enjoy helping the stragglers and misfits work through their challenges and find success. Different jobs and different leaders have different levels of acceptability when it comes to the grace period […]

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Staying Positive Under Pressure

February 18, 2016
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Our organization’s payroll team has recently gone through a software change, and if you’ve ever been through a significant technology change like that, you probably just groaned and shook your head in shared sympathy. There just isn’t room for error when it comes to dealing with others’ paychecks, so the stress level among this team has […]

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Culture Webinar – You’re Invited!

February 3, 2016
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I hope you can join me for Impacting Leaders’ first Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2016! We’ll be talking about company culture. The webinar is “Stewarding Your Company Culture in Uncertain Times,” 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 we […]

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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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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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Sometimes Being Uncomfortable is Okay

October 2, 2015
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In today’s world, or at least in the United States, most of us want to live in comfort! We want comfy homes and comfy cars and comfy clothes. We enjoy comfortable friendships and we like feeling comfortable in our jobs. We equate comfort with stability, harmony, and contentment, and who doesn’t want that? There is, […]

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What Are Your Non-Negotiables?

March 20, 2015
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We talk a lot about non-negotiables with our clients and inside our own organization. When a leader is clear on their non-negotiables, they are able to better work toward the culture they desire, develop their people, and have critical conversations. Why do non-negotiables touch each of these topics?

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4 Indicators That You’re Serving Too Much

February 9, 2015
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Serving is an essential leadership action. It’s the first thing I tell new leaders to do when they begin a new job: serve. Don’t worry about your title or your salary. Just serve; the career advancements and the money will follow. But serving isn’t just reserved for the newest members on the team. Serving becomes […]

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Because It’s the Right Thing to Do

January 26, 2015
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You don’t always get to choose who you’ll lead. In fact, more often than not we do not get to choose our colleagues or our fellow volunteers. We rarely have much, if any, say in who’ll be our boss. Yet once we start working together, we often see areas where these teammates or fellow volunteers […]

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