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Category: Leading on Purpose

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The Leadership Ropes Course: The Trust Fall

Leadership is a lot like a ropes course – you are confronted with challenge after challenge, each one testing your skills and giving you an opportunity for personal development and team growth. In this series, we are looking at elements of “The Leadership Ropes Course” that all leaders need to face – and master! Chances… Continue reading The Leadership Ropes Course: The Trust Fall

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The Best Test of a Servant-Leader

To say that companies today are execution- and performance-minded is an understatement. Leaders are under tremendous pressure to rally the troops to get massive amounts of work done as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Key performance indicators (KPIs) track everything from enterprise-wide trends to the output of individual employees. In this frenetic “Flight of the… Continue reading The Best Test of a Servant-Leader

actions speak louder than words

What You Do Speaks Volumes

As a leader, what you do matters – more than you might imagine. Your colleagues, your team, and your direct reports are all paying attention to what you say and do. When your words and behaviors are in alignment, people view you as a person of integrity and will give you their absolute best. If… Continue reading What You Do Speaks Volumes

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Pushing Back on Personal Pushback to Change

We have often talked about change management from the perspective of a leader helping his or her team/employees through the resistance that is a natural part of change. But what about when you as the leader and your leadership team are the ones giving pushback? This situation is not uncommon. Just because you are a… Continue reading Pushing Back on Personal Pushback to Change


6 Holiday Gifts for Your Team

With the holidays right around the corner, here are six gifts ideas that you as a leader can give your team! Follow the links for more information on each gift: 1. Give reinforcing feedback to your team members who are doing a great job Everyone loves the gift of reinforcing feedback! Not just individuals who are… Continue reading 6 Holiday Gifts for Your Team

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Confronting Reluctant Leader Syndrome

You’re a leader with a leadership gap on your team. Fortunately, you have just the person in mind to fill that seat. The team member you want to promote is a strong individual contributor. He has been managing complex projects and initiatives successfully for several years. His two direct reports think the world of him.… Continue reading Confronting Reluctant Leader Syndrome