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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 8/18/17

  Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes: Failing forward, how to help others deal with change, being a good learner to improve leadership, leading in uncertain times, best leaders are the best coaches, do you need to make a change on your team, helping your team connect with you, are you encouraging risk, approaches to having difficult conversations   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:   Did you ever fail forward? http://goo.gl/NdYbVs  via @MarcellaBremer Failing forward implies moving…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 8/14/17

Client Question:  “How do you know that it is time to make a change on your team that may result in someone leaving the organization? It depends on the type of situation you are facing.  If the person is doing something really blatant that warrants their termination, then it is easier.  Get HR involved and talk to them about what occurred and move forward with a course of action.  However, it is the other situations where they are doing just…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 8/11/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes: characteristics of a great leader, defining leadership, how to get noticed as a leader, why is being a leader so hard, thought leadership, leadership agility, starting a new career, did you aspire to be a leader, what type of impression do you want to leave, can you think positively   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:   10 impressive characteristics great leaders have by Tegan Jones Great leaders come in all shapes…
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Can You See Yourself as an Optimist?

Most people know about the Disney amusement parks and movies, but have you heard about how all of that started for Walt Disney? In this blog article by Bruce Jones on Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney: Choose Optimism he details some of the early situations that occurred. Reading through his story and how he handled what could have been seen as a failure is really a learning opportunity. Being able to take a difficult situation and shift your mindset to see it…
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Who Do You Want People to See?

​One of the first quotes I read in this article Words You Leave Behind by Scott Mabry was “Your Words Are a Self Portrait.” I thought that was a great way of thinking about the words that you use when you are talking to others. The words that you use have such an impact on other people and you need to think about that before speaking. Many of the things in this article made me think about the importance of…
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How Important is a Good Culture Fit at Work?

​When I first came out of college and started looking for my first job, it was pretty stressful.  I was trying to figure out if I could really get a job with the degree that I had, would it pay enough, and would I like it?   I needed experience and a friend helped me get in the door at a smaller company she was working at in downtown Chicago. My commute was really long and I learned a big lesson on the importance of working…
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Do You Have People Actually Following You?

​No, I am not talking about the followers on your social media accounts. I was reading this blog called Become the Leader Worth Following by Lollie Daskal. She highlights what a leader who is worth following demonstrates to their team. Here is a list of the eight ways that are identified in her article: Leads with ethics Leads by example Leads with fairness Leads with humility Brings out the best in others Kindles within others a desire to excel simply…
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Are You Ready to Sit at the Table and Make a Difference?

​My former manager posted a quote today in my Facebook Group that said “Be at the table impacting change, before change impacts you.” Such a simple quote, but it says so much. I am not sure that everyone thinks about change in such a proactive way. This is especially challenging for those who are more fearful of change. They would most likely sit back and wait to see what will happen before doing anything. What if you tried a different…
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Don’t worry, it isn’t too late!

When I first started working, people found a good company, did a good job and stayed there for many years.   Most of the people that I knew did the same thing.  Things have changed a lot since that time.  Someone staying at one company is more of the exception now than the rule.  Today people change jobs a lot more frequently and that has become the norm.  Many people like myself are on their second career phase.  Doing something that…
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Haven’t You Heard There Is Power in Numbers?

I am in a training class this week so the posts will be a little shorter but still full of good stuff! My discussions this week with friends have reminded me of the importance of connections and community.   Are you leveraging the connections that you have in the best way?  You already have a relationship with these people and what better way to get the help you need than to reach out for support to your community.  In my experience,…
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