4 Signs Truth Reigns in Your Organization

November 9, 2017
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No matter the industry, leaders everywhere desire a culture of honesty. At the same time, followers crave to work in an environment of trust. Why then is this type of culture such a challenge for so many companies? I don’t think we take this subject seriously enough. Leaders, we must value truth more than anything […]

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Trust Webinar: You’re Invited!

August 31, 2016
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I hope you can join us for Impacting Leaders’ third Leadership Learning Series webinar of 2016! We’ll be talking about trust: how we earn it, how we give it, and what we must do as teammates and leaders to ensure we live it out! The webinar is “Essential Actions for Building Trust,” and it’s available for you to attend, […]

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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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What Your Inconsistency Says About You

September 10, 2015
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In our typically hectic lives, consistency often seems like an admirable but unrealistic character trait. Sure, we grin at the endearing consistency of generations before us. My grandparents were of a generation that you could set your watch by! But in today’s world? Nah! Consistency simply isn’t realistic! Or is it?

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When Decisions From the Top Don’t Make Sense

June 25, 2015
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We’ve all asked (aloud or silently) the same question about our boss, or the department vice president, or the CEO at one time or another: What is he/she thinking??!! Well, the odds are the leader spent a good deal of time considering their options before making their decision. However, when you aren’t privy to your […]

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Self-Sufficiency Can Be a Hazardous Leadership Trait

May 21, 2015
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Self-sufficiency is something we hold high in our society, and it starts at a young age. As parents, we celebrate each little milestone our children make toward self-sufficiency, from tying their own shoes to getting their driver’s license. By the time young adults enter the workforce, most realize that being self-sufficient is an admirable trait, […]

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Are You Competing or Completing?

March 10, 2015
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Here’s a question to reflect on: When you encounter a top performing peer, how do you view them? As a competitor who threatens your position, or as someone who can bring value to you and your organization? Same people. Same talents. Two very different approaches that lead to two very different organizational cultures.

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How to Create a Fear-Based Culture

June 30, 2014
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In the 16th century philosophical piece, The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli, asserts that it is best for a leader to be both loved and feared, but if you can’t have both, then it’s better to be feared. After all, commitments made in fear are kept out of fear. And in a lot of cases, Machiavelli was probably right. […]

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Agreement? Optional. Support? Mandatory.

June 17, 2014
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If at any point in your lifetime you plan on being part of the workforce, know this: Your leader (or your leader’s leader) is going to make a decision that you disagree with. And you’re going to have to support it. It’s that simple.

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Giving Respect… When It’s Not Due

May 8, 2014
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We live in a peculiar society that seems to waiver back and forth between what we feel we’re entitled to and what we believe others must earn.

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