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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

leadership team change management

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

leadership delegation

Putting an End to “Swoop and Snatch” Delegation

Delegation can be a leader’s best friend. When you delegate, you grow because you give yourself the time and opportunity to focus on higher-value activities that can have a greater impact for the firm. The person you delegate to also grows as they gain experience and expertise to take on new responsibilities. Yet, despite these… Continue reading Putting an End to “Swoop and Snatch” Delegation

toxic leadership

Toxicity Is Not Okay

Company offices can readily turn into interpersonal battlegrounds. Verbal grenades explode one after the other – undercutting, demeaning, belittling, attacking, insulting, and destroying team members. In consequence, work does not get done and forward progress stalls, damaging the business. How does this happen? Particularly when the people involved are capable, competent individuals? An antagonistic culture… Continue reading Toxicity Is Not Okay

leadership and emotional intelligence

Managing the Moment from the Inside Out

Travis Bradberry, author of the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0, reports that 83 percent of people with high self-awareness are top performers, while only 2 percent of bottom performers display this trait. Why are self-aware people top performers? In large part because they channel that self-awareness into self-management: effectively managing their emotional reactions to situations,… Continue reading Managing the Moment from the Inside Out