Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 1/19/18

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!    This week’s summary includes:  leading virtual teams, social media skills for leaders, bad employee engagement, dealing with and accepting rejection, become a leader worth following, avoiding failure, celebrate successes, getting what you want in your career, building connections with your team Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:  4 Habits of Highly Effective Virtual Teams by Leslie Brokaw Many employees expect work-from-home to be an option. A handful of practices can help an organization succeed at its remote…
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Are You Connecting in the Right Way With Your Team?

Looking back over your career, there were leaders that you enjoyed work for and some that you did not.  What were the differences between those two groups of people?   I can share from my own experience, that there were 4 things that made a difference: Did they actually take the time to connect with me? Did they care about my development? Did they support me when things went well and when they didn’t? Did they give me the chance to…
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Here is What You Need to Get Where You Want in your Career!

Imagine that you are working really hard at your job.  You are having successes and in your mind you think “this is it!  I am going to get promoted for all this great work I have done!”  But nothing happens.  No one comes to you offering a promotion.  Your boss doesn’t mention anything either.  You see other people getting promoted, so now you wonder what is the secret to making this happen? Here is the secret.  Your performance while great,…
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It’s Time to Marvel at Your Success!

Today’s Guest Contributor Post is by Mona Reiser.  Mona is a former Customer Service and Supply Chain Executive who resides in Atlanta.  She now helps other businesses to set them up for success.  “I feel like I don’t let myself marvel in my success.”  This quote by F.E.in one of my readings this past Sunday made me stop in my tracks.  Taking this quote out of the context of the story itself, is applicable to everyday activities and even more…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 1/15/18

Monday Morning Leadership

  Client Question: “I have an interview coming up for a job that seems perfect for me.  I am sure that I will tell them that I can do the job, but what if I get it and then I find that I can’t do it?  I don’t want to fail.” The fear of failure can be so paralyzing for people that it keeps them from trying anything new at all.  Unfortunately, there are no changes that you can take…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 1/12/18

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes:  how to appreciate your employees, handling difficult people, restoring your confidence, what not to say to millennials, building teams for the future, speaking up in a group, how can coaching benefit your leadership mistakes to avoid when coaching, steps to take when you want to be a coaching leader Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes: If you Treat Employees like they don’t make a difference, they won’t! by Brigette Hyacinth “If you…
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This is What You Need to Begin Coaching Your Team Today

Yesterday’s post talked about the coaching mistakes that leaders can make and how to learn from them to improve their leadership.  The speed at which things are happening now is so fast, that it a challenge for leaders to stay on top of everything.  Sure it would be really simple to just tell your team what to do and then have them go do it.  However, that will prevent them from being able to learn how to lead, problem solve and…
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Are You Ready To Be a Coaching Leader?

In yesterday’s post I shared some of my story on how coaching helped me through a tough situation and impacted my style of leadership.  I know that not everyone has been lucky enough to work for someone who is a coaching leader.  I have definitely worked for some leaders who were very poor at leadership in general.  They had the title, but were poor examples of what a leader should be and certainly not someone that I wanted to follow.  To…
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How Can Having a Coach Help You?

Bill Gates once said, “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”  This applies in leadership as well.  Coaching can take you to the next level.  Why struggle with issues and challenges by yourself?  I didn’t hire my own coach until later in my career.  My coach helped me through a really tough time in my career and I owe her a big debt of gratitude.  She helped…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 1/8/18

  Client Question: “I am afraid to say what I really think about certain things at work for fear of being judged. How do I move past this?” When you were young, you didn’t even hesitate to say or do things. Over time your parents, teachers and caregivers tried to prevent you from being hurt by warning you not to do or say certain things. Although there are still some people that ignored those warnings and continued to be fearless…
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