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Communication Take Time to Express Your Intentions (10/2/2017) - In any situation, where there’s a vacuum of information, people will make it up. This is especially true of leaders in organizations. People constantly interpret the motives of everything the leader says and does. So it’s best to express your intention, so no one wastes time trying to figure it out or make it up. […]
reinforce vision Successful Leaders Reinforce the Vision (9/29/2017) - To keep your team moving in the right direction, you need to reinforce the vision. That doesn’t mean you have to recite it like a parrot; it means getting your team engaged and keeping them engaged. Talk about possibilities in the context of your vision. Celebrate accomplishments in the context of your vision. Have fun […]
Expand Perspective Executive Leaders Learn to Expand Their Perspective (9/26/2017) -   Some think you either focus on the vision or you focus on the practical, and that’s just how the world is. But great leaders know they must be able to see both the long-term vision and the next step, and you can learn how to do it. As a leader, your job is to […]
Influence How to Use the Power of Influence (9/20/2017) - Ultimately, leadership is influence. We all influence each other, every day, one way or another. Great leaders influence the behavior of others ethically and intentionally to create value and make a contribution. They understand influence is at the core of all the work they do. At its essence, you want to influence others to create […]
Connect With Others Executive Leaders Connect with Others (9/18/2017) - The Wall Street Journal reported that the executives identified as “high achievers” cared about both people and profits. Average achievers focused on production, and low achievers were most concerned about themselves. Building relationships with people can also build success. Plus, having real relationships makes going to work every day far more enjoyable. You don’t have […]
Why Executive Leaders Set Clear Objectives (9/14/2017) - Clarity is an important factor to the success of a leader, a team and an organization. If people aren’t clear about their role and what they’re supposed to be doing every day, they will swirl and become less and less effective. To progress toward your vision, you need a clear roadmap and that includes objectives. […]
Priorities Setting Priorities is Key to Leadership Success (9/12/2017) - Distractions can tempt us every day. Other people have their own agendas for our time and attention. We might have the best intentions of working on our priorities, but other things get in the way. We may even become so ambitious that we create a long list of priorities, which means we don’t really have […]
Know Yourself How Well Do You Know Yourself? (9/1/2017) - Great leaders understand who they are and where they stand. They also know that they don’t know everything. You may think you already know yourself. But real knowing is understanding that we don’t know everything. Think about the leaders you admire who have achieved great things and made a difference in some way. To step […]
Set Expectations Set Clear Expectations for Best Results (8/30/2017) - While clear communication is important in everything you do as a leader, one aspect that deserves special attention is setting expectations. It’s an area many executives take for granted when they assume people understand what’s expected or when they think they don’t need to explicitly communicate expectations. Your role as a leader is to set […]
buck stops here When Does Single-Person Accountability Increase Performance? (8/29/2017) - As organizations grow, executives can lose sight of the need for single-person accountability. They start to move to consensus decision-making and diffuse responsibility.

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