Leadership

Here is the premise I would ask you to accept: The most impactful thing you can do to improve as a leader is to work directly on your own skills and understanding of leadership. It is not working on the people on your team, not tracking goals and targets, not prioritizing and optimizing…it is working on […]

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I have a super cool job. I get to travel the world and meet amazing people. At a recent leadership training for Signature Leaders, I met Janet VanWormer. We were having a discussion about women in leadership. We were talking about self-limiting beliefs and ways women sabotage their credibility. In the middle of the discussion, Janet offered the […]

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It always seems to be oversimplifying to think there is just this ONE thing or THREE blah, blah, blahs….that could ultimately determine someone’s success in a role but I believe there truly is only one question that you must be able to answer to ultimately determine your success:  What exactly does success look like in my […]

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The first 90 days are critical to the success of a new hire. Most organizations go out of their way to make people feel comfortable when they are first hired on. (Okay…maybe that’s overstated…but we can emphatically agree most leaders go out of their way). During this “honeymoon” period a lot of things have to happen […]

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There is no shortage of information on how to be an effective leader. Anyone who is interested in being a successful leader or manager can keep themselves busy researching and studying the attributes of great leaders. Often, the attributes of successful leaders are presented as character traits. Experts tell us that the best leaders share these qualities […]

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They don’t use possessive pronouns. One of the best ways to tell if a leader has evolved is how they share credit with other people. Do they use “we” and “our” pronouns? Or are they always saying “me” and “my”? The minute you use a possessive pronoun as a leader, you are putting yourself above the people you […]

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One of the hardest parts of team building is when you have two people that dislike each other so much it causes issues for the rest of the team. I’m not talking about the occasional bickering that goes on in every office. I’m talking about the two people that everyone holds their breath when those […]

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You can’t lead anyone if you aren’t committed to your own personal growth. How can you be trusted to help cultivate other people’s potential when you aren’t living up to your own? It’s one of the biggest reasons people ultimately fail at developing other people…their people simply outgrow them. Most people are utilizing the phrase […]

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We all have them…Weekly or bi-weekly staff meetings. Mostly, we…. the leader and the staff….dread them. They go something like this…Not everyone is on time. We spend too much time talking about the weekend. Someone always talks (for way too long) about themselves and their amazing or awful weekend. Nothing new is discussed, except for some new […]

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Energy is your most crucial asset. What makes it especially important for leaders is that it dictates how you can deploy your other leadership assets. Your intellect, your attention, your sensitivity, your ability to listen and understand, your patience… these are all subject to your energy level. It could be said that personal energy is […]

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