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Do You Have A Conversation That You Are Avoiding?

Why do some people avoid conflict while others seem to thrive on it? Does it have to do with their personality style and/or confidence level? Maybe it is a little of both. People who want to be liked and not cause friction with other people tend to avoid saying the thing that is bothering them the most. Trying to keep yourself safe and delaying whatever needs to be said as long as possible is about fear and holding you back…
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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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Do You Know What Your Leadership Type Is?

  I was talking with someone yesterday about some of the assessments that I have been doing.  He was sharing his background and experiences with them as well.  Periodically, he would tell me whether he was a high or a low on some of the scales for that assessment.   Based on our conversation he was able to surmise where some of my scores fell on the scale as well.   We will be working together a lot and it is a…
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Are You Curious to Learn More About Yourself?

​I recently became certified in the DISC, Motivators and Hogan Assessments.  I have always liked doing assessments and have done many different ones throughout my career.  There are some slight variations that you may see if you take an assessment multiple times which can happen when you are at different career stages.  For the most part it has just helped me really get to know my natural tendencies even more.  These can be helpful as you are looking at how…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 7/17/17

  Client Question: “I keep sharing new ideas with my boss.  He listens to me, but always tells me why they won’t work.  What should I do differently?” Everyone wants to be heard and acknowledged for their ideas.  It is important as a leader to truly have an interactive conversation with your team members when they share their ideas.  They are putting themselves out there to share something and as a leader  you need to acknowledge and have a discussion. …
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 6/23/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary! This week’s summary includes: ways to be a respected leader, signs that you are doing better than you think, self-aware leaders, optimizing your communication, stop being a boss and be a leader, being a leader not a doer, don’t focus only on results, know who you are as a leader, building a strong executive team Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes 6 Key Ways to Become a Highly Respected Leader http://buff.ly/2kO4lGB By Andy Margison Master these skills…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 6/2/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes:  the power of your purpose, using open ended questions, holding people accountable, getting a raise, managerial courage, thinking outside the box to create new possibilities, using 4 simple questions to reflect on your day, improving your connector skills   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes Ground Yourself in the Power Of Your Purpose @LollyDaskal http://bit.ly/1Q899xR  When it comes to living your purpose and leading with meaning, commitment and effectiveness are your foundation….
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 3/31/17

​Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes:  becoming a great leader, building your legacy, managing remote workers, dealing with an indecisive boss, 10 mistakes new managers make, making a presentation with errors, career plan, culture of a team, and making assumptions Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes 5 Simple Ways Good Leaders Become Great @LollyDaskalhttp://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/be-the-leader-that-goes-from-good-to-great-in-few-minutes.html … Nobody aspires to be just a good leader. Greatness is the goal, and these simple strategies can help you achieve it. How to…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q & A – 3/27/17

Monday Morning Leadership

  Today’s Question: “I made a presentation today to a new group.  My boss came up afterwards and said that my slides had some errors.  Is it really a big deal when you have a few errors on your presentation slides?” The short answer is yes.  Here is the longer answer as to why it is important.  When you are presenting information, people want to know that what you are saying is credible and they can believe you.  When you…
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Quick ways to get the word out

When there is a lot going on, communication is one of the things that may slip through the cracks. You have meetings all day long and sharing the updates you learned may slip your mind. This is why email has become such a major form of communication. No one has time to talk to each other, so they send out a quick email and now they feel that they have communicated. What if the person didn’t read it? What if…
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