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Monthly Archives: February 2017

In a World that Loves Extroverts: Powerful Considerations for Our Introvert Leaders

Timely Considerations for Our Introvert Leaders How many extroverts here in our forum? I’d be willing to bet we’ve got a lot of leaders here to are gregarious by nature, who thrive being in the spotlight. After all, it’s a very admiral quality in leaders. Most organizations seem to prefer hiring people who exude extrovert […]

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Why Did You Choose That Color?

Why Did You Choose That Color? I wanted to start off with something kind of funny. It’s what I used to use when I was teaching business communication courses at the university. The underlined word is intended to convey emphasis, but pretend like someone is asking you the same question with emphasis on any of […]

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Guaranteed Growth? Starts with Leadership, but Results Drive it Home

Sustainable Growth Starts with Leadership  But Guaranteed? It all points back to us. I am a firm believer that an organizations success is largely dependent upon leadership. I mean leadership is every sense of the word. From the practices our front line workers demonstrate to how successful we are with mergers and acquisitions. Effectual strategy […]

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Leadership Development Topping 2017 Objectives?

Since Leadership Development Tops Plans for 2017… I thought I’d throw in tidbits to help those of you interested in continuous leadership development. I hope and I invite other leadership practitioners here in our virtual forum to jump in and share 🙂 Did you know that according to a recent study at the Stanford Graduate School […]

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We Retain It and Enjoy It…. When We’re Right

When We Enjoy It …and When We’re Right I remember way back in the day – my first management consulting position. My boss was a good guy. He meant well. Nobody trained him to be a leader, so his motives were likely based on what he genuinely thought would work. I do believe he meant […]

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Starting to Notice a Lack of Leadership Talent?

Lacking Leadership Talent?  With the continuous and rapid speed of changing technology matched with all that comes with it – our contemporary organizations are facing amazing opportunities. Literally! In the same breath, we’re also realizing that it takes a lot to keep up with all of this. Talent acquisition and retention has been a challenge […]

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Productivity Taking a Dip? Five Top Areas We Ought to Consider

 Five Top Areas We Ought to Consider …. When Productivity Takes a Dip Consistently strong productivity is so valued. As leaders, we are certainly worthy of a solid pat on the back when we have achieved a workplace where productivity isn’t a concern. Truth be told, just like any other function within an organizations structure and […]

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Evaluate the Trainer Before Committing to the Next One

Tips for Evaluating Your Next Trainer Most organizations provide professional development and supplemental training for management and leadership (and hopefully employees). In my line of work, I’m oftentimes called upon to assess or appraise such events. In essence, I’m there to evaluate the trainer. My oh my, it can be such an interesting process! Not […]

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Capitalize on What Comes Naturally and See How Much Easier Life Becomes

Capitalize on What Comes Naturally  … It Makes Life (and Work) So Much Easier! We all know that we tend to thrive when we’re working in a position that we love. We’re going to do better work. Our productivity proves it. We are much more likely to want to pull ourselves out of that comfy […]

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Tips for Building High Performance Work Teams

Building High Performance Work Teams is Half the Battle                     Sustaining Them is Just as Important It’s interesting, if you really think about it, the fact that so many roles we serve rely on a handful of fundamental qualities. That’s the good news. Forkman (2016) has illustrated […]

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