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Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy

Most leaders employ an open-door policy. I’m not sure if they do this because they want to or because HR tells them to or if they heard or read somewhere that it’s a “best practice.” What do you think? HR directive? Best practice? Or it seems reasonable and shows you are an approachable boss? I’mContinue reading Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy

The One Skill You Should Use Every Single Day

We’ve all got a load of tools (or skills) in our leadership toolbox. And each of them serves a specific purpose. We have communication skills, relationship-building skills, problem-solving skills, influence skills, listening skills, and so many more. But there is one skill that many leaders have easy access to but just don’t put into practiceContinue reading The One Skill You Should Use Every Single Day

Meet Them Where They Are, Part 2

In a recent post, I mentioned the phrase, “To meet people where they are, as a leader, you have to learn where they are.” In that post, we explored how important it is to meet your people where they are by acknowledging, validating, and supporting their dreams, goals, and objectives. Today we are going toContinue reading Meet Them Where They Are, Part 2

Meet Them Where They Are, Part 1

I was listening to a podcast yesterday because that’s what I do in my spare time. It’s called How To with Charles Duhigg, and you should definitely be listening to his podcast. Each week is another opportunity to learn how to do something difficult. Sounds like another podcast I know…hmmm. [ ‎LEAD+SUCCEED Podcast ] Anyway,Continue reading Meet Them Where They Are, Part 1

Boost Your Mental Fitness, Part 1

Today we are going to start off on a three-part journey on the subject of resilience and mental fitness. Over the next three posts, we will explore the metal mechanics of resilience, how we get hijacked by our own minds, and how to combat these forces to enjoy more positivity, more productivity, and ultimately moreContinue reading Boost Your Mental Fitness, Part 1

Build Resilience in Simple Acts

I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to feel some pressure with the holidays, school, work, oh and that pesky pandemic that won’t seem to go away. With all of this pressure, stress, and sometimes anxiety, you might be wondering how you’re going to make it to the end of this year without goingContinue reading Build Resilience in Simple Acts

Building Trust in Unlikely Places

Trust is built in the small moments. As leaders, we find ourselves in pivotal situations every single day. We may not realize them at the time as being pivotal, but later in the day or the next, we understand just how important they were. And if we’re smart (or at least aware) we may think,Continue reading Building Trust in Unlikely Places