Deepen Strategic Investments in Future Leadership

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June 7, 2016
Deepen Strategic Investments in Future Leadership

Companies in all different industries have attractive openings right now, available for talented leaders, and that’s great news if you’re looking to elevate your career. The bad news, especially if you’re tasked with the responsibility of filling those vital positions, is that there is a disturbing lack of qualified people to fill these critical succession…

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Do You Utilize These Smart Tips To Make Your Leadership Confidence Soar?

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May 24, 2016
Do You Utilize These Smart Tips To Make Your Leadership Confidence Soar?

Leadership responsibility demands confidence, especially as you rise higher and higher in your career and your visibility becomes more prominent within your organization and your industry. But it is important to recognize the keen difference between confidence and arrogance. Those who are arrogant think they have arrived and no longer need mentors, coaches, and professional…

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Powerfully Communicate to Engage, Influence, & Persuade

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April 26, 2016
Powerfully Communicate to Engage, Influence, & Persuade

One of the most pervasive obstacles to superior communication success that I have observed is that many people hear the word “persuade” or “sell” and they think that it is a manipulative behavior. Don’t let doubts undermine your communication power, and remember that persuasion is not manipulation. If you believe that you are promoting and…

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Smarter Habits to Exponentially Boost Leadership

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April 12, 2016
Smarter Habits to Exponentially Boost Leadership

Our lives are too busy and the world is moving too fast for us to keep adding to our daily to-do list without first getting rid of time-wasters. I’m referring to ineffective routines and performance-draining habits that squander our leadership bandwidth. If you want to be more successful – and feel better about your work/life…

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Recruit, Design, and Lead High-Performance Teams

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March 22, 2016
Recruit, Design, and Lead High-Performance Teams

March is college basketball tournament month, and it’s obvious during March Madness that championship coaches don’t recruit teams to play against one particular opponent. They want teams that can win no matter who the opponent happens to be. Similarly, instead of designing your team around a particular task, recruit people that you think belong on…

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Do You Make These Leadership Mistakes?

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March 8, 2016
Do You Make These Leadership Mistakes?

After working with thousands of corporate leaders I have realized that you need to take an inventory of yourself every single day, and then outdo yourself. Do you continue to question your leadership competence and abilities? That may be because you unknowingly keep making the same fatal leadership mindset mistakes. They need to be vanquished…

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Solution-Based Communications

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February 10, 2016
Solution-Based Communications

Leaders who communicate in such a way that they talk without providing real solutions run the risk of alienating their teams and getting an unwanted reputation as a speaker who is a great natural cure for insomnia. Don’t be one of those leaders who puts people to sleep. Instead, wake them up by offering tangible, applicable…

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Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!

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February 9, 2016
Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!

As a corporate consultant and coach, I work with people in diverse industries around the people-oriented leadership skills than can make them exponentially more effective in their roles. A toolkit of soft skills tailored to the demands of today’s top leaders and companies can be invaluable. That’s true whether you use them to communicate with…

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Are You Ready To Aim Higher?

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January 26, 2016
Are You Ready To Aim Higher?

The client I coached came to me seeking someone honest and objective who would light a fire under him to propel him past his perceived limitations. He knew he was capable, talented, and reasonably successful. But he was hungry for much more and restless to break out in a big way, leading his team and…

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High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

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January 20, 2016
High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

Today’s leaders are hired not just to manage people but to coach them and develop their potential. If you can’t do that you probably won’t be promoted. Here’s a case in point: Forward-thinking companies like General Electric and Microsoft are moving away from annual performance reviews. For one thing, they’ve figured out that for feedback…

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