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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 – 5/19/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!   This week’s summary includes: Motivating your team, differences between feedback and criticism, steps to better decision making, ways to stop sabotaging yourself, building a strong team is a good investment, what truths would you share with your younger self, focus on the essential things in your life, how do you spend your time, and are you a humble leader   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:   5 Step Process to Making Sure Your Employees are…
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What Will It Take For You To Be Honest?

Are you honest when you are asked for feedback about a person or their service?    This happened to me today when a sales manager called me about using a service that they had offered to me.   Realistically, I will never probably see this person again and I could have just said no I am not interested in your service anymore.  But I thought about it and gave him the honest feedback about why I am saying no.  What if…
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Do you see Feedback as a Gift?

If your company follows a traditional calendar then you and your team are probably preparing for performance review time.   For those maybe not familiar with that term, it is the time of year where management will give a formal review of their employee’s performance.   Theoretically, if the leader is giving feedback throughout the year, then this should not come as a surprise to the person receiving the review. Unfortunately, many leaders are not doing this on a consistent basis.  There…
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What will your leadership legacy look like?

As I read the article, The Leaders Imprint by Scott Mabry, it struck me how much every decision and action we take as a leader can leave in Scott’s words, an “Imprint” on others who work for us.   Being critical of our team members on a regular basis has a lasting impact on them.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, people don’t leave organizations, they leave managers.  Being too critical causes people to doubt themselves, shut down, become disengaged or…
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Chicago Cubs Win!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Chicago Cubs on winning the National League Division Series! Four very exciting baseball games occurred against the San Francisco Giants which led to the win.  I was thinking about all the work that the Chicago Cubs Organization put in place to get to this point.   Tough decisions about who to keep on the team and negotiations to identify other players who would bring the team together to give them the chance to win.   It is exciting to…
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How can I build confidence to do more self-promotion?

It is great to be humble and modest, but there comes a time that you need to self-promote. Remember that you were hired for a reason. You have knowledge that others do not have and details that could make a difference in decisions that your management needs to know. Just start by interjecting a comment about what you are working on in a meeting, asking a question that shows you have thought about the conversation or sending a status report…
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