388 results for tag: leadership


What Doctors, Managers, and Police Officers Taught Me About Delivering Effective Feedback

Most people would agree that feedback is a good thing… in theory. But in practice, who really likes being told that their presentation style is awkward… or that they don't have "presence" in meetings… or that their report or article or book didn't ...
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Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness

From the beginning of time, and across every corner of the globe, mankind has celebrated the achievements of people in nearly every category or endeavor—including the military, academia, arts, and athletics. And yet, we still don't see enough appreciat...
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Leading Beyond the Ego is the Next Conscious Self-Development Requirement for Leaders

Over the last 15 years or so there has been real movement towards leaders understanding the need to engage with their emotions, improve listening skills, and adjust behaviors to encourage rather than demand performance. Even though only some leaders have ...
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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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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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