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Tell or Ask? That is the Question.

March 27, 2015
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Communication is always, and I mean ALWAYS, a top challenge among the companies we serve, and I have a hunch it’s a challenge in 99 percent of all organizations. As leaders, we have our own unique set of communication challenges, and one of those lies in how we communication with the people on our teams. […]

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Don’t Take it Personal

January 22, 2015
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“Don’t take it personal!” Haha! Isn’t that a statement we’ve ALL said and heard at least a handful of times in our lives? When we’re the ones saying it we usually mean that our comments or criticisms aren’t meant as an insult or an attack. We’re just focused on the issue at hand. When we […]

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10 Leadership Actions to Live Out in 2015

January 5, 2015
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Before the New Year I crafted a message that I wanted to share with a few key leaders at one of Impacting Leaders’ clients. Though crafted for some particular leaders, we can all work to live out these ten actions as we strive to grow in 2015.

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Where’s Your Sense of Urgency?

November 20, 2014
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You’re furiously working on multiple projects, doing your best to keep from dropping the ball on any one of the numerous items you’re juggling. Yet, your boss is in his office down the hall quietly wondering why you’re dragging your feet on a couple of his priority projects. Doesn’t he know you’re working as fast […]

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4 Things Your Team Wants from You

June 5, 2014
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This week I had the joy of meeting a young leader who has done a great job developing her career. If you’ve followed this blog long then you know I love to learn from other leaders when I get the chance, and there is nothing more inspiring than learning from young leaders. The company this […]

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6 Characteristics of Passionate Employees

April 4, 2014
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Are there people who do not have a passion for anything? Is passion an essential ingredient for a successful employee? Should our employees bring the passion, or is it up to us to create it?

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12 Rules for Building a Thriving Virtual Team

March 17, 2014
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As I noted in 5 Actions for Leading a Virtual Team, the Impacting Leaders team is comprised of mostly virtual employees. I asked my team to think about the actions they deem to be essential to success as a member of a virtual team. Here’s what they had to share:

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Are You Weary?

March 10, 2014
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It’s Monday! Hopefully you’re back at the office and feeling refreshed from an exciting or relaxing weekend. But take a moment and think what you have in store for the week ahead. How do you think you will feel by Friday – tired but fulfilled from a challenging and productive week, or just…tired?

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5 Actions for Leading a Virtual Team

March 6, 2014
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Impacting Leaders is a virtual organization, and this setup works well for us and our clients. The flexibility has allowed me to cherry-pick the people on my team because location is not an issue. Our clients are spread across several states, so there is no need for a brick-and-mortar headquarters.

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Polished vs. Authentic

February 3, 2014
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I had coffee with a young emerging leader this week. She is learning leadership by the bootstraps (the best way in my opinion). During our conversation she said, “sometimes leaders can be too polished.” We went on to discuss how leaders that are too polished want to make leadership look good. They want to say […]

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