Take Time to Express Your Intentions
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Take Time to Express Your Intentions

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….

How to Use the Power of Influence
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How to Use the Power of Influence

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…

Executive Leaders Connect with Others
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Executive Leaders Connect with Others

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…

How Well Do You Know Yourself?
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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

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 Clear Expectations for Best Results
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Set Clear Expectations for Best Results

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…

When Executives Value Their Time,  Others Will Too
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When Executives Value Their Time,
Others Will Too

If you don’t value your time, no one else will value it either. As a leader, it’s important to be accessible, but you also need others to respect your time. When you have set your priorities, the majority of your time should be spent on them. Of course, unexpected things come up that require our…