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Walk the Talk: How’s Your Leadership Credibility?

During the leadership development training I conduct, people often share the clearest perspective on great leadership. They also come up with some of the biggest problems leaders create for themselves. One person brought up the critical issue of leadership credibility. In short, why is it important for leaders to walk the talk? And what happens

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Smart Move: Don’t Give Employees What They Want

Earning trust and respect is hard — losing it is easy. One smart move leaders should make: Don’t give employees what they want. Here’s what I mean…


Employee Intentions Leaders Need to Know

Justin Beiber’s Intentions song reminded me of leadership this week. (Does that mean #Covid19 is getting to me?! Maybe. I’m kidding!) Seriously though, for those of us still showing up to work, we all have different intentions. My question to you as a leader is – do you know each of your employee’s intentions when

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Strategic Plans Beat Hope

There’s a note written on a map hanging above my desk. The familiar quote reads: “Hope is NOT a strategy.” The note hangs there, prominently displayed. And serves as my constant reminder that as a leader, I can’t afford to simply “wait” and “hope” good things happen. It is the responsibility of any proactive leader

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Increase Productivity by Doing This

Increase productivity and create a more positive employee engagement experience by setting boundaries. Boundaries are not bad — they’re best!

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Significant Emotional Event & The Impact on Your Employees

After the significant emotional event of COVID-19, employees coming back to work may feel and act differently. What should leaders be doing? Consider this.

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Don’t Call People Out. Instead, Do This!

Many are quick to call people out. As a leader, every word you say matters. If you want your people to perform better, instead of calling people out, call them up…then watch them rise.

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Independence Day Reflections

Independence Day Reflections It could be argued there has never been an Independence Day in American history like Independence Day 2020. America is feeling the constraints of a deadly virus unlike anything known to our generation. Economic turmoil is affecting businesses and workers throughout our land.  Political consensus and decorum have largely been abandoned in favor

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Elevate Performance

Need to elevate performance of the leaders in your workplace? This tool will help your leadership team elevate its game and achieve more.

Do your leaders and managers need some polish on their soft skills?