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11 Lessons Most Leaders Learn the Hard Way

11 Lessons Most Leaders Learn the Hard Way

You came, you saw, and you conquered. It’s the feeling many leaders experience upon promotion, at least until they discover the plethora of lessons they now get to learn in order to remain effective. Enter the lessons most leaders learned the hard way. These are the...

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15 Fake Facts Leaders Need to Heed

Anytime we begin to speak in absolutes or definitive truths about a topic as complex as people, it’s a problem. Leadership is not a one size fits all, only one right way to do it, type of activity or action. Leadership is multi-faceted, ever evolving, and varied based...

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What Leaders Never Lose

We’ve all lost our keys, sometimes our mind, and a host of memories of the size we used to be. But when in the role of leader, in the position of management, there are a few things one ought never be losing, and in fact, pretty consistently using. That list could be...

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The Best Leader Recipe

Chef’s know their new dish was a hit when customers make recipe requests. At the county fair, the best baker gets a ribbon. In the office, the best leader gets to keep leading. Wait a minute. Leading has a recipe and a set of specific ingredients and much like many...

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4 Secrets to Being Prepared for a Promotion

The most common answer we give to “What does Contagious Companies do?” is this: we work with managers who were promoted, but not prepared. Nearly everyone who hears that statement says one of two things. “OH, we have some of those!” or “How fast can you get to my...

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Monica Wofford, MBA, CSP, is an international speaker, trainer, and author who helps managers who were promoted , actually become prepared to lead.

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Why Your Leadership Apology Needs Changing

Why Your Leadership Apology Needs Changing

You goofed! You made a big blunder. Okay, welcome to being human. But maybe your goof was bigger than that and maybe it impacted an entire team, entire department or possibly even millions of your customers. Now that’s a problem, but we’re still all human. Mistakes...

Leadership Lessons from the Campaign Trail

Leadership Lessons from the Campaign Trail

In a political campaign, with a primary on August 28th, the summer heat, plethora of Florida bugs and flora, and rainy afternoons are seen from an entirely new perspective. And if perhaps, you’re wondering what campaign I’m talking about, it’s not our nation’s...

3 Policies Leaders Engage in Times of Change

3 Policies Leaders Engage in Times of Change

Times of change are no longer a phase, but our new way of living, and the environment in which we’re all working. It is the kind of environment, one might add, less than easy to navigate, particularly when you consider all the human emotions in response, or out of...

Why Can’t My Boss Focus?

Why Can’t My Boss Focus?

One minute they’re with you and the next minute…squirrel!! For a moment the easily distracted might make you chuckle, but when the pressure’s on, or you really need something, that inability to pay attention for more than a millisecond, can become a real problem. What...

Why is My Boss So Weak?

Why is My Boss So Weak?

This is an article you may wish to read under cover or with a screen protector. If you do believe your boss is weak, personality differences are almost always to blame, but there is the rare case of there literally being a weakness in character or assertiveness....

Do Leader Beliefs Belong at the Office?

Do Leader Beliefs Belong at the Office?

We all have beliefs. We believe there’s an ideal way for employees to work. We believe in what we believe about how leaders should lead, and work. We even believe certain things about who we are at the office versus home and how things should run when we’re in either...

Why Does My Boss Overanalyze?

Why Does My Boss Overanalyze?

Overanalyzing is nearly as painful for those doing it as it is for those on the receiving end. Your boss may overanalyze because he or she is as possibly compulsive as the pictured desk might indicate, or because he or she is trying to overcompensate, among other...

Why is My Boss So Hard on Me?

Why is My Boss So Hard on Me?

Good question with an answer that might surprise you. Your boss may be hard on you because he or she is equally hard on him or herself. But there's also more to that statement and more to how you might approach this frequently told, woe-filled, employee story....

15 Fake Facts Leaders Need to Heed

15 Fake Facts Leaders Need to Heed

Anytime we begin to speak in absolutes or definitive truths about a topic as complex as people, it’s a problem. Leadership is not a one size fits all, only one right way to do it, type of activity or action. Leadership is multi-faceted, ever evolving, and varied based...

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