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Are You Caught in Friendly Fire?

February 9, 2017
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You don’t need military experience for the words “friendly fire” to send a chilling and angry awareness through your spine. Someone was harmed but it wasn’t by our enemy – it was by someone on our own side, someone who was supposed to be fighting with us, not against us. Friendly fire happens in business […]

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Getting Beneath the Surface

March 22, 2016
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Have you ever been asked, “How are you doing?” only to have the asker already out of earshot by the time you turn to answer? If we’re honest, we’ve all probably been that question asker at some point. We’re busy, and we have enough challenges to deal with in our own lives, so we exchange […]

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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 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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What Drama Really Looks Like

September 22, 2015
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We all probably know one person at work who always seems to be caught up in some sort of personal or office drama. You know who they are, and you know better than to get caught up in their latest turmoil de jour. However, while we refuse to allow ourselves to get caught up in […]

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Does Your Team Feel Like a Burden?

May 6, 2015
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Performers hate being burdensome. Most will go out of their way to avoid feeling like they are inconveniencing or saddling their teammates or leader with problems or projects. Yet, many times we make our teammates feel like they are a burden by unintentionally communicating that we are too busy to serve them or too important […]

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8 Things Better Than Making People Happy

April 29, 2015
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Making people happy. Sometimes that’s a leader’s ultimate goal, and it’s a nice one. What’s the flip side – an unhappy team? Nobody wants that! It feels good to know the people you lead feel good about their work. But happiness? I guess it’s all in how you define it. I view happiness as an […]

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Are You Afraid to Praise?

August 12, 2014
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Everyone needs praise and encouragement, some more than others. Yet, occasionally leaders withhold praise from their team members because they’re afraid of the impact their encouraging words will have!

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Leading a Team Changes Everything

July 28, 2014
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You’ve probably seen an ad by Johnson and Johnson over the years with the slogan that “Having a baby changes everything.” When you have a child, everything does change – or at least it should. Your routines, your hobbies, your meals, your sleep schedules, heck even how you spend your money changes drastically! You change […]

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What Worries Your Leader?

June 19, 2014
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What are the top three or four things that worry your leader? Can you quickly answer that question? You should.

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