374 results for tag: leadership


Feedback Phobia: Take the First Step

A month ago, I encouraged you to attend the Master Class led by Todd Davis, Chief People Officer at FranklinCovey. It was totally no surprise that member feedback on the session was quite positive. Here's a sample: “Great review of true leadership....
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Ignoring Employees Wreaks Havoc on Your Team and Your Bottom Line

Leaders are busy people who need to set and manage priorities, often dismissing or delegating tasks that don’t provide a strong return on their investment of time. Nonetheless, there’s one area of responsibility that leaders should never ignore — ...
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Being a Solar CEO: What it’s Taught Me About Workplace Energy

As a solar company CEO, I've learned many unexpected lessons about a form of energy seemingly different yet related to solar energy – energy in the workplace. I know how to manage people's electricity usage within the walls of their homes, helping them ...
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Start With the Low Fences

Developing your skill sets as a leader is not an overnight process. It's something that takes time and commitment. It's a process. I liken the process to one of my favorite hobbies – photography. Back in the day of first learning my photography skills ...
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Confession – I Was a Benevolent Dictator

I thought the job of a leader was to be directive – i.e. to tell her/his staff what to do. I loved my staff!  I wanted the very best for them. I wanted to do everything I could to help them win! My strategy for their development as leaders was for them ...
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Conflict Management Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace

Some topics need to be argued out, and disagreements can actually strengthen a relationship. Your organization may also face conflicts. Anytime a group of people comes together, there will likely be some level of differing opinions. Therefore managing ...
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31 Ways to Help Employees Handle Change

If you've ever tried to implement organizational change, you'll readily believe that it can cause as much stress in the workplace as personal problems like divorce and relocations. It can even cause employees to mistrust leadership and look for other jobs. ...
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6 Excellent Reasons Most Leaders are Not Qualified to Lead

Every day, people are promoted into leadership who are completely unqualified to lead. People are placed in a leadership role because they’re a good performer who's overdue for a promotion or because they act the part—even though they're completely ...
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How to Show Gratitude at Work

Showing gratitude at work is so important, yet so many of us do it poorly. It takes more than a simple "Thank you," but if you overdo it you risk looking disingenuous or self-serving. Over the years, I have identified the top three elements I consider when ...
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Leaders, Do You Seek What’s Being Hidden From You?

Since I started my business career, I have been fortunate to work for several large companies. I have experienced many times my manager wanting to "fix" something before the higher level executive found out what was happening. But, is the ‘hiding’ good ...
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Getting a Leg Up at Work

I love dogs. A lot. It's probably safe to say most people do too. I mean really... what's not to love? They are simply wonderful creatures. So I am sure you can imagine my skepticism, despite my fondness, when we received a new leadership book titled The Fido ...
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How Employee Turnover Can be a Source of Long-Term Strength

In the unrelenting "War for Talent" there is a bit of good news…. your departing staffers may become a source of new networks and competitive intelligence for you. Given the effort and expense in recruiting, identifying and hiring talent, organizations...
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