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never stop learning The Most Effective Leaders Never Stop Learning (6/4/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Problem Solving, Teambuilding -   Great leaders are great learners. Getting feedback from others allows you to continue to learn and grow. Just like you want your team and your organization to improve, you also want to improve yourself. Ask others for feedback on a regular basis. Some leaders make the mistake of thinking they need to have all the answers. Successful leaders never stop learning […]
model growth potential Executive Leaders Model Growth and Potential (4/26/2018) Posted in: Authenticity, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Vision - The speed of your success is dependent on both your own growth as well as the growth of those on your team. They will never grow further or faster than you do. Most people think success comes from luck and appears in an instant, like winning the lottery. They see the results from their perspective from that moment in time. But […]
calculated risk Yes, Growth Is Risky (2/20/2018) Posted in: Authenticity, Awareness, Business Performance, Change, Executive Leadership, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Structure, Planning, Vision - Trying anything new is risky. But it’s new ideas that catapult organizations to higher levels of growth and success. People aren’t motivated to follow leaders who are satisfied with the status quo. Of course, your organization or its industry may typically be risk averse, and taking risks doesn’t mean you have to rebel against it. When you’re willing to take calculated risks, […]
Communication Take Time to Express Your Intentions (10/2/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Recognition, Vision - 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. […]
Influence How to Use the Power of Influence (9/20/2017) Posted in: Authenticity, Communication, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Influence, Leadership, Vision - 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) Posted in: Authenticity, Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Listening, Teambuilding - 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 […]
Know Yourself How Well Do You Know Yourself? (9/1/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Awareness, Communication, Focus, Leadership, Vision - 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) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Awareness, Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - 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 […]
Hearts and Minds Winning Hearts and Minds (8/18/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Communication, Leadership, Learning, Listening, Teambuilding, Vision - You may have heard the expression great leaders win the hearts and minds of their people. Keep in mind that hearts always come first.
Executive Leaders Act with Integrity (8/16/2017) Posted in: Accountability, Authenticity, Communication, Executive Leadership, Leadership - Integrity is an inside-out endeavor. It comes from self-discipline, trust in yourself, and the courage to be relentlessly honest in every situation.

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