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tough decisions How Executive Leaders Make Tough Decisions (6/14/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Problem Solving, Teambuilding, Vision - Making clear decisions is a critical factor to effective leadership. However, many executives suffer from decidophobia, the fear of making tough decisions. Decisions take courage, and courage means taking intelligent risks to move the organization in the direction of the vision. It’s important to gather data and perspectives, and you can use several decision-making models to help you do it well. However, […]
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 […]
new ideas 5 Ways to Encourage New Ideas In Your Business (5/10/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Change, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Learning, Problem Solving, Teambuilding, Uncategorized, Vision - Leaders create positive change. You don’t always have to be the creator or innovator, but it’s important to recognize and support good ideas. It doesn’t matter whether you came up with them or not. The difference between your success and failure could be just one idea. Here are some ways to encourage new ideas in your workplace: Talk with your […]
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 […]
challenge assumptions Are You Challenging Assumptions In Your Workplace? (4/18/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Business Performance, Communication, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Organizational Structure, Problem Solving, Recognition, Teambuilding, Vision - A successful leader once shared that he constantly asks himself one question: “What am I not seeing?” Assumptions are one of the areas that may be a blind spot, and leadership requires us to challenge them repeatedly. What used to work yesterday may no longer apply today, and it’s important for leaders to question and challenge those assumptions. The hardest part about […]
reward performance 5 Tips to Effectively Reward Performance (4/6/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Business Performance, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Recognition, Teambuilding -     Celebrate the behaviors you want to see more often. When you discourage mediocrity and reward performance, you create a high-performing culture. Strong performers need to be recognized as such, and they need to be developed even further.   Here are 5 tips to consider when rewarding great performance. 1.When most managers think of rewarding employees, they think about raises, […]
invite dialogue Executive Leaders Encourage Dialogue (3/29/2018) Posted in: Business Performance, Communication, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Listening, Organizational Structure, Teambuilding -   Often, great ideas come from healthy debate. When team members exchange ideas and opinions, new ideas can emerge. Working collaboratively always produces better results than working competitively. When people compete within an organization, they don’t support each other toward the shared vision. This creates a culture of self-interest, rather than organizational interest. Competition is healthy for competitors, not for team members. Imagine […]
measure progress 3 Steps to Measure Your Progress (3/20/2018) Posted in: Accountability, Awareness, Business Performance, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Organizational Structure - To ensure you realize the vision, you need to have the right measures in place, and they need to be institutionalized. How you measure success can make or break whether or not you achieve it. If the strategies and objectives your team has created aren’t producing the desired outcome, you want to know as soon as possible. First, you need to […]
check for understanding Why You Need to Check for Understanding (3/12/2018) Posted in: Awareness, Communication, Employee Development, Executive Leadership, Leadership, Learning, Listening - It happens all the time: we think we’re being understood, but we’re not. And we have no idea. We often don’t bother to check to make sure people understand us, even when it’s critical. It doesn’t help that most people don’t want to admit they don’t get it, especially to the leader. You may get a nod or even an […]
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, […]

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