Lead Them to Their Own Solutions

As leaders we are in a constant struggle to help our directs learn and grow as individuals and professionals. Our success is dependent upon their success. And their success is dependent upon our leadership abilities. So in this cyclical dance, we are masters of our own destinies, but we cannot do it alone. We must […]

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Spring has Sprung – Time to Recharge

Welcome the season of removal and renewal. As you’re cleaning out your closets, clearing brush, working in the garden, take time to ramp up your professional skills. There’s no better time (especially if you’ve let your New Year’s resolutions slip away) to remake your commitment to continuous improvement. Start with the easy stuff. Read those books that are collecting […]

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Getting Back in Gear

Let’s face it. It’s hard to keep up enthusiasm for anything, let alone work. Some folks have the capacity to approach every day as a new adventure, while others struggle to muster even the smallest amount of enthusiasm. If you’re one of those folks or somewhere in between, read on. Here are some tips for […]

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Feedback: How It’s Done

In continuing our theme of providing feedback, let’s take a look at some basic principles of how to do it more effectively. It’s pretty easy to get up the courage to dole out some developmental feedback when someone screws up, and many folks feel good about delivering positive feedback when they catch someone doing something […]

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The Right Balance

In the last post we looked at feedback and how much we provide. Today we are going to look at the right balance of encouraging v. corrective feedback. Most of us are fairly adept at providing corrective feedback and it probably makes up most of our feedback output…somewhere upwards of 70%. While that keeps people […]

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Leaders Analyze

Effective leadership is an amalgam of attributes, values, and skills. And we will explore all of these over the many months and years ahead of us on this journey to lead and succeed. As Lao-tzu professed, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Let’s take the first step. The first step […]

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