Leadership Development

It’s Not You, It’s Me
January 14, 2020 Leadership Development
Picture this: You’ve arrived at work this morning and more than three-fourth of the team isn’t there. Now, what? Of all the workforce trends, topics and “buzzworthy” opportunities for improvement demanding your focus and attention employee experience and engagement should clearly be at the top of the list. Why? ...
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Got Humbug or Humble?
December 17, 2019 Leadership Development
If you had to choose a favorite boss among all the holiday classics, could you? UGH! Chances are, images of movie characters are now flashing across your mental big screen – your mind’s eye is busy – since we’ve just thrown a momentary curve ball into your “get it ...
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Are you Guy-I-Am or Sam-I-Am?
December 3, 2019 Leadership Development
The book, Green Eggs and Ham, written by Dr. Seuss is having a resurgence in a Netflix 13-part cartoon.  I had forgotten about the book until I read a review of the Netflix show in the Washington Post.  As with all of Dr. Seuss’ books, its lesson for children (and ...
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Economic Eyes Wide Open
October 1, 2019 Leadership Development, Process Improvement, Sales and Sales Management, Transformational Coaching
Rumble. Rumble. Rumble. Are you tuned in? Most of us are hearing and talking about it. There are certainly conversations happening and important questions being posed. There are signs and economic indicators that we may be heading towards a recession. We’ve heard opinions that the economy may stay flat, ...
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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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