Only Human: When Leaders Fail

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Leadership failure happens at times to everyone. From General Custer’s Battle of Little Bighorn to Abraham Lincoln’s less-than-impressive military career to Margaret Thatcher’s poll tax, even very high-profile, famous leaders suffered from some fairly major failure at some point in their careers. Failure in leadership can actually happen a lot easier than we think – even to those we see as… Read more »

6 Quick Tips to Improve Your Professional Presence

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In today’s busy lifestyle, whether at the office, at your favorite social function, or even at the grocery store, it is very important for you to exude professional presence in public. A professional presence will help you to achieve many of your goals, e.g., getting that budget approved, being calm and poised during meetings, and… Read more »

Coaching and the DiSC Assessment

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Taking a coaching mentality to your management process is the answer to many kinds of organizational ills. It is about making sense of complex experiences, unlocking a person’s potential to solving their own problems and is more often about asking good questions than giving right answers. If you want a commitment culture rather than simple… Read more »

How to Model Others’ Behavior for Increased Effectiveness

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Titles are granted, but it is your behavior that wins you respect. Leading means you have to be a good example, and live by what you say. This sentiment has been shared by all across the long history of leadership. Exemplary leaders know that if they want to gain commitment and achieve the highest standards,… Read more »

Get Your Team Engaged Today!

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Getting a handle on employee involvement will maintain the momentum your company needs. What does it encompass? Employee involvement encompasses the effort by management to include employees as part of a strategy to improve itself. Once employees understand that their input will be taken and honestly considered within the company, enthusiasm will proliferate throughout the… Read more »

Trust Is the New Currency

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The more we study trust, from an interpersonal and organizational standpoint, the more we see a deep connection between trust and communication. In fact, leaders often refer to trust, communication, and leadership as the three-legged stool of modern business. Communication falls squarely between trust and leadership! Communication is the thread that enables leaders to create… Read more »

Master Conflict to Improve Your Professional (& Personal) Life

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Team members who trust one another are going to feel comfortable engaging in unfiltered, passionate debate around issues and decisions. There is a big difference between team members practicing healthy debate and conflict versus avoiding conflict or engaging in conflict that is destructive. During the Five Behaviors facilitation, team members agree to the guidelines and… Read more »

How to Build a Solid Coaching Program

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Business magazines from Harvard Business Review to Inc. describe coaching as the management style of choice and the answer to many kinds of organizational ills. It is about making sense of complex experience’s, unlocking a person’s potential to solving their own problems and is more often about asking good questions than giving right answers. If… Read more »