Leadership Development

Manager Addresses Challenging Employee Performance Issue
September 10, 2019 Leadership Development
Thanks to everyone who responded to last month’s “What Would You Do?” The scenario: Laura is a new manager and is having difficulty with one of her six employees. This long-time employee moved into the department a year before Laura took over the management of the department. The employee ...
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What Should She Do Next?
August 27, 2019 Leadership Development
Laura is a new manager who has six employees reporting to her. Five of the six employees are inquisitive, take initiative, know when to ask for assistance, and receive feedback well. The sixth employee does not. Laura shared several ways she has tried to engage with this employee, but ...
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Come on, Let’s Dance!
April 23, 2019 Leadership Development
“If you learn to use it right, the adversity, it will buy you a ticket to a place you couldn’t have gone any other way.” * –Tony Bennett, Men’s Head Basketball Coach at the University of Virginia Surprise upsets happen, on an off the courts and playing fields, in sports ...
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Even With Hindsight Would You Do It Again?
April 16, 2019 Leadership Development
Each of us has the potential to see patterns. Call it what you like – the ability to connect the dots, informed intelligence or wisdom – possessing an ability to ask questions, uncover truth and see patterns creates real advantages for some and can lead to breakthroughs for others. ...
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What makes a leader “great”?
April 2, 2019 Leadership Development
“Greatness is that quality that is impossible to define with scientific precision but almost equally impossible to mistake once you see it. … It oozes out of great-souled people in rare but commonplace fashion and in that way draws everything in its orbit into the stuff of greatness, too.” —Joan ...
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The Empathy Equation
October 16, 2018 Leadership Development
“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.” —A.A. Milne Of all the contributors to team member satisfaction, the ability of a manager to communicate effectively with an employee is at the top of the list. Another truth we have found is highly developed leaders ...
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Simple Truths
April 3, 2018 Leadership Development
Sometimes it pays to be skeptical. However, if you find the short, simple truth staring you in the face and it relates to how to grow your business … maybe it’s a good idea to stop, hit “Pause,” and listen up. Here it is: If you are ready to ...
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The Real Cost of Doing Business
March 13, 2018 Leadership Development
Plain and simply put, “To be an effective leader you need to understand yourself as well as your impact on others.” Everywhere you look, it’s easy to see examples of leaders who charge ahead, adopting a take-no-prisoners stance. These leaders then often are taken by surprise when they find ...
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Ask Our Friend – Q: “How Important is a Leader’s Relationship with Themselves?”
February 20, 2018 Leadership Development
Meet Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW/Founder of MEDIAN Center for Resilience and Brain Training! Our “Ask a Friend” content feature is designed to provide our Transform community members with access to professional subject matter experts who provide answers and insights to relevant questions we pose. In A Failure of Nerve: ...
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