Don’t Sugar-coat Bad News

No one enjoys delivering bad news; however, there are times when it must be done, by you, to bring about change or address difficult situations. How you present and deliver the news will directly affect how employees react to it and ultimately accept it. There …

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Connecting for Success

According to leadership author John Maxwell, “Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them.” Connecting (aka – building a relationship, having rapport or a bond) with people gives you an edge when …

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How on Earth did I miss this?

Have you ever re-read a book only to discover a section or chapter that wasn’t there before? Or perhaps you listened to a piece of music again and heard something new, or watched a movie and were impacted by a scene you could swear you’ve …

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“It’s not my job”

Too often these are the words we hear when we ask someone for their assistance. And this is not limited to someone working in a retail outlet, it can be heard from colleagues or even family members commenting on their weekly chores. Even though it’s …

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Stop Chasing Too Many Priorities

Feeling overloaded and overwhelmed is the norm these days. Most corporate leaders and managers feel they have too many conflicting priorities and demands and must somehow satisfy everyone, and do everything to succeed. Research has revealed that the more executives have to do, the less …

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Groundhog Day Leadership

The road to becoming a great leader is difficult and demanding. Becoming a top-level leader, and staying there, requires ongoing effort. Some of the most important requirements for sustained success are high levels of self-awareness, ongoing personal development and adapting to emerging challenges and requirements …

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Leadership Titles Can Be Like Soup Can Wrappers

Have you opened a can of soup expecting chicken noodle only to get cream of mushroom? Mislabeling can lead to disappointment and frustration. In similar fashion, someone “labeled” a leader who performs in the opposite to the stated title or role can disappoint and frustrate …

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The Scenery Isn’t Changing – Who’s Fault Is It?

We all know people that talk, post, tweet about all the things they are going to do, places they will visit and what they are going to become “someday” e.g. manager, president, CEO, rock star, etc. Some people are likely already coming to mind that …

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The Impact of a Leaders’ Body Language

Don’t “fake it till you make it” instead, act and behave like it – so you become it. The body language of a leader speaks volumes whether he or she is aware of it or not. The truism “actions speak louder than words” still applies. …

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Are You Unique?

Do you truly have a unique message that is worth hearing? Are you authentic, original and fresh? It’s hard to say yes to this one. King Solomon around 900 BC said it best, “There is nothing new under the sun”. Much of what we read …

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