Leadership

Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 11/20/17

Client Question: “I am hitting a brick wall on this project that I am working on.  I don’t know how to move forward on it and solve this issue.  What should I do?” Since you have tried to solve it yourself without success, my first question would be “have you asked for help from someone else?”   Asking for help is one of the most challenging things for people to do for some reason.  Why do we all feel that we…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 11/17/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!    This week’s summary includes: Using persuasion to sell ideas, doing self-reflection, you can’t stand by as a leader, being self-aware, preparing for a career conversation, how failing can help you, prioritizing better, creating a culture of trust, comparison is a good thing to do, leading from where you are Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: Four Tips to Persuade Others Your Idea Is a Winner by Loran Nordgren Want to shake up the status quo? Use psychology to…
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It’s Time to Seize the Leadership Opportunities!

What does it take for someone to lead? Is it just something that they jump in and do or do they have to be asked?  Senior leaders are looking for those individual contributors that jump in and start leading regardless of their title or role.   Those are the people who stand out and are seen as having potential to do more and progress up the ladder.  You want future leaders who take the initiative to learn, grow, solve problems and…
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Are You Ready to Create a Culture of Trust?

Have you been on a team that had huge success, accomplished great things and had fun doing it?  What made it different than any other team?  One of the biggest reasons that a team will have success or failure comes down to trust.   When the leader takes the time to build affinity with the team and understand who they are, the trust begins to grow.  This isn’t easy and it doesn’t happen overnight.  Being consistent with actions and words will…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 11/10/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!    This week’s summary includes: Finding more time in your day, leadership presence, building trust, succession planning, would you choose a better boss or more money, who are you spending your time with, changing perceptions, making big decisions, learning leadership lessons every day, don’t put off what you want to accomplish Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: 7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half by Lolly Daskal Learn how to thrive with a demanding schedule and make…
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Are You Ready to Take a Risk?

Have you ever made a really big decision and then instantly regretted it?  I think we all have at one time or another.  Most of the time it happens when you are buying something that costs a lot of money and you are trying to justify the purchase to yourself.  It can also happen when you are making a career move.  Should you take this new role with a lot more responsibility or stay where you are comfortable?   Do you…
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What Leadership Lessons Would You Share With Others?

We go through experiences every day that teach us lessons.  Most leaders will only highlight the big defining moments in their careers to share with other people.  There are also some smaller moments that happen and you may not realize they are lessons unless you are paying attention.  This reflection can be something you do daily, yearly or as you are moving into another role. It may also be at the point in your career where you are passing the…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 11/6/17

Client Question: “I would like to be perceived differently than I am today.  I want my management to see that I am ready for the next level.  How do I do that?” The best place to start is to understand fully how you are being perceived today.  Have you been given feedback that you need to do some things differently?  Did the feedback come from just one person or is it coming from multiple sources?   Do you see any consistent themes? …
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 11/3/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!    This week’s summary includes: Using your time in the best way, leaving your mark on others, going through change courageously, traits of inspiring leaders, motivational books, handling situations when you have made the wrong decision, hiding behind a mask, understanding why you are an imposter, how you can make your team successful Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: What Is Your Time Worth?  Are You Investing Your Time or Wasting It? by Stephen Dela Cruz Are you…
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Do You Want to Make Your Team Successful?

When you were younger, the first teachers that you had were your parents and other family members. You were learning so many new things that became ingrained in you without you even realizing it. In a lot of those situations you learned by observing your family, friends and people at school. They were the examples that taught you the early lessons in your life. Now that you are leading others, this has shifted a bit. You are now the one that others are observing. They…
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