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My guess, it’s probably not something that you think about until it’s so low you can’t stand being around anyone. Are you more or less in tune with the employee experience at your company than you were 5-10 years ago? If you’re not as concerned, is it because unemployment is high and more qualified candidates are […]

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You know exactly who I’m talking about. The moment you read the title, someone popped into your mind. You are reading this because you want to know the secret to dealing with the drama queens, the know-it-alls, the never-on-times, the tattle-tales, the that’s-the-way-we’ve-always- done-its, the…blah, blah, blahs. Here is the first question to begin with…What do they […]

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It doesn’t matter how smart you are, how many policies you have implemented, how many people you have helped, or how amazing you think you are doing, if no one perceives it as so. The people you lead will ultimately be part of defining your success in any leadership role. During a recent interview with […]

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I’m a list maker. I love lists and I love to mark things off of the list when I complete them. If I do something not even on the list, I’ll write it on the list just so I can mark it off. I also hate the list. The list never ends. I feel strangled […]

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8 Mistakes You Need To Leave Behind In 2017 by Gwen Moran Fast Company | Dec 31, 2016 When you ring in the new year, leave behind these common mistakes that may be holding you back. Whether you saw 2016 as a time to celebrate or an enormous dumpster fire, there’s something thrilling about the […]

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There are many things that leaders strive to do and be. Here are 5 things that we… at the Exceptional Leaders Lab… believe are the cornerstones for effective leaders. 1. Purposeful Self Improvement. Leadership is a skill. One of the biggest misconceptions about leadership is that it is an innate quality. Nothing could be further […]

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If you’ve been at the same company for a long time and are leading a new team…..OR….if you are brand new to leadership, these are the questions you need to identify, understand, and leverage during your transition. 1. Where is my upside? -Undeveloped talent -Offices, departments, or divisions trending poorly -Market opportunities -People who may […]

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First of all, congratulations! Being asked to take over a new area of responsibility is a fantastic opportunity for a leader. The best part of a new leadership opportunity is that it allows you to look at your opportunities with fresh eyes. Everyone gets a clean slate, the people on the team and the leader […]

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Last week’s blog was regarding what you needed to know about Introverted Leaders. I received several private emails (I guess most introverts don’t want to post publicly!) thanking me for the information and also a few extroverts asking to bring balance to the conversation by talking about the virtues (with some warnings thrown in) of […]

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You seem cool, calm, and collected. People think you’re either very wise or completely oblivious to what is going on, but we both know you aren’t. In a society that values the fast talker, the first to speak, the one holding court at the front of the room, let’s agree that this short-sided point of […]

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