405 results for tag: leadership


Ask This 1 Essential Question Now to Save a Ton of Time Later

 It might seem unnecessary, but it'll make a huge difference. “I can see that you worked hard on this report,” Janice, the CEO, told Fred, her head of HR, after sitting through the 45-minute, 33-page PowerPoint presentation about his plans for a ...
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Lunch Today?

I want to be straight with you. It sounds petty, but… if your team doesn't have time to eat lunch today, something's wrong. Dead wrong. Either: Their priorities aren't straight You're understaffed You've hired the wrong people or most likely, ...
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A Leader’s Imprint: What Might We Learn if Our Staff Could Be Forthcoming

Ever wonder what they really think? If you've never really given it a second thought, you are among the countless leaders who answer that question with some type of "no". Truth be told, many leaders' focus is truly on bigger issues and more complex matters....
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Is Lack of Emotional Courage Holding You Back?

According to CXO advisor Peter Bregman, author of the newly released book Leading With Emotional Courage, our unwillingness to feel something unpleasant holds so many people back from living, feeling, and experiencing life to its fullest. Leaders tend to ...
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The Right Way to Respond When Someone Makes a Poor Decision

Jeffrey* was the CEO of a hedge fund and he was upset about some poor trades that Pamela, one of his portfolio managers made. Jeffrey called Pamela into his office. “What were you thinking making those trades?” he asked her. Everything after that ...
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The Best Way for Leaders to Build Trust

If there's a single element that can be considered the core of great leadership, it's trust. Trust fuels everything leaders want for themselves and their teams, from productivity to imagination. And in its absence, it's nearly impossible for a team to be ...
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How to Lose Your Best Employees in 10 Easy Steps

What could be more essential to organizational success and the corporate bottom line than talent? Yet many of the people in our employ continue to be marginalized and neglected, often taking a backseat to the various other matters that occupy our ...
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The Ideal Team Player: A Fireside Chat With Patrick Lencioni

In his latest book, The Ideal Team Player, leadership and business pioneer Patrick Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the ...
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Win the Millennial Race With Employees and Customers

What is your company doing to stay relevant, connect, and drive engagement with the next generation? Don't be left behind. Your company must understand the dramatic shift taking place in the workplace and the marketplace. Today, there are 2.4 billion ...
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Be Happier, Have More Energy, Clearer Thinking and Higher Quality Output

You have worked very hard to get where you are. But are you happy? It's all too common for those at the executive level to have so many important demands on their time and energy pulling them in multiple directions. It's also common to think that burnout, ...
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5 Key People Every Leader Needs to Have a Conversation With

At the start of the year, here at Fierce Conversations we developed a list of 5 conversations all business leaders should have. We believed, and still do, that these conversations will help guide leaders in identifying and following through on strengthening ...
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5 Myths About Leadership: Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Dysfunction in the workplace is more common than many leaders might want to admit to. After all, we’re dealing with a group of individuals who bring a lifetime of unique experiences, backgrounds, and attitudes to the workplace. Combine this diverse group ...
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