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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Seth Godin: Tribes & Leadership?

Tribes & Leadership: Some Food for Thought by Seth Godin He’s got a good point. A great point, as a matter of fact. For that matter, the whole concept is directly applicable to all of us who lead people. For those of you who haven’t read Godin’s book or haven’t seen this TEDTalk before, here’s […]

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Attention Leaders of Major Companies: They Might Not See You as a Real Person

Sometimes We’re Just a Title One of the biggest challenges larger organizations have is a disconnect between the top dog and the front line workers. That’s no secret. But that’s also the reason the happiest employees work for smaller companies (and I can’t remember who to give credit to for that one – it was […]

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How to Develop Your Influence Capability: Our Contemporary Workforce Requires It

It’s One of Our Core Responsibilities: Influence …but with Contemporary Technological Demands Nipping at Our Heels? Influence, motivating, encouraging… all those fine-tuned traits we rely on as leaders have taken on a new twist in our digital era. The bottom line is that regardless of what we want to call it – it comes down […]

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Leaders & the Culture They Create: Why Is It So Important They Feel Safe?

Why is a Safe Workplace Culture So Important? It’s amazing to realize what drives some leaders to do what they do. I would imagine they mean well, but sometimes approach can mean the difference between a good, solid workplace culture … or not. What’s more, when times get tough, the truth tends to emerge. Honeymoon […]

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What’s the Secret to Get Our Staff to Give Their Best?

What’s the Secret? Staff Who Give Their Best It’s no secret that as leaders we’ve all dealt with colleagues, direct reports, front line staff who just don’t seem to give it their all. It can feel like we’re at our wits end when we simply cannot get them to show some enthusiasm, put forth more […]

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10 Tips for Sustaining Execution Excellence: Criteria for Optimized Quality

Agility & Criteria for Optimized Quality 10 Tips for Sustaining Execution Excellence As leaders, I think it’s safe to assume that we’re all focused on the future. Everything we do for our company is with the intent that we’re aiming toward successful organizational sustainability. Sometimes that’s easier said than done though because we still have external […]

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Got One in the Workplace? 5 Tips for Dealing with Workplace Bullies

Workplace Bully?  5 Tips to Help Put it to a Stop Ever try to teach someone how to drive a stick shift? Trying to explain how the clutch and the gas petal (or brakes!) work in unison can be quite a challenge. When we understand why something works the way it works, it can make […]

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Secret to Harnessing the Answer All Business Leaders Need to Know

Simon Sinek’s Secret to Business Success For those of you who haven’t seen this video, Simon Sinek does a beautiful job illustrating the critical nature of the #1 secret behind business success. Leading a business is a lot like leading our lives, in general. Ever notice that management also closely mirrors parenting? Okay I know […]

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TEDTalk: Asking for Help is a Strength, Not a Weakness

Attention Leaders: Inoculate Your Organization It’s a Strength, Not a Weakness For those of you who may not have seen this inspirational TEDTalk, it’s a beautiful reminder of the importance of how leaders, we have the power to inoculate our organization’s culture of one where our people know we’re ‘in this together’. Close ranks. It’s […]

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Best Way to Recharge Your Batteries? Take a Much Needed Break

We’re Executives. We’re Leaders. But We’re Also Human and We Deserve a Break I know that if you are reading this, you have reached the level of your entrepreneurial venture (if you just so happen to be an entrepreneur!) out of sheer determination. Peppered with an above-average level of brilliance. Align that with the unbelievable fortitude […]

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The Magic of Simplifying Your Life: Streamline Your ‘To-do’ List

As Leaders, Simplifying Our Life Directly Contributes to Our Bottom Line, Too  Any of you fans of ‘to-do’ lists? I’m a ‘to-do’ list lover. I always have been and at this stage in life, I can’t imagine changing my ole habit. I have a particular client who uses daily planner as faithfully as I do. […]

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How Our Millennials May Help Us Transform Our Mindset: 5 Secrets to Harnessing the Power

Our Millennials Can Teach Us the Benefits of Transforming Our Mindset  It’s no secret what generation I’m a member of – and I really appreciate some of the foundational qualities from my generation, such as respect, integrity, good work ethics. I’m also a major advocate of diversity. A diverse workforce unites the best of the […]

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