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Did They Seriously Just Call You That?

Did They Seriously Just Call You That?

Whether it’s year end or month or quarter close, tensions tend to rise when pressure mounts and task lists grow. For most, this combo reduces patience, increases frustration and let’s face it… can provoke a pretty flagrant use of quickly doled out names and labels....

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When to Stop Being the Boss and Become a Leader

When to Stop Being the Boss and Become a Leader

Over the last eleven months, we’ve covered numerous aspects of leadership because leadership is…well, not a one and done behavior. Becoming a boss is an event. It’s a promotion and it happens and then you’re done. You’ve reached that next level position. Becoming a...

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What to Do to Get it Together

What to Do to Get it Together

Even if we’ve not said it, we’ve all led team members, staff, or even volunteers, to which we’ve wanted to say just get it together. And the IT varies. Sometimes it’s their schedule or ability to follow it. Sometimes it’s their job and their seeming disinterest in...

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Single Syllable Leadership

Single Syllable Leadership

For most leaders, bosses, managers, and even supervisors, the thought of leading with only single syllable words seems hard to imagine. Maybe the idea is even silly and certainly the act would sound a bit robotic, but on the other hand, maybe the concept would get us...

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Principles Shrinciples. Aren’t They What We Know Already?

Principles Shrinciples. Aren’t They What We Know Already?

While schrinciples may not be the easiest word to say, there’s likely not a leader currently working who can’t say they’ve seen a mission statement on the wall that no one in the company knows how to actually implement. This situation is frighteningly common. Leaders...

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When to Stop Being the Boss and Become a Leader

When to Stop Being the Boss and Become a Leader

Over the last eleven months, we’ve covered numerous aspects of leadership because leadership is…well, not a one and done behavior. Becoming a boss is an event. It’s a promotion and it happens and then you’re done. You’ve reached that next level position. Becoming a...

5 Reasons to Become a Better Leader

5 Reasons to Become a Better Leader

Promoted, but not prepared, describes many a leader, but the reasons differ. One leader gets promoted because of their skills. Another because of limited other choices. Some take a promotion, only to find disillusion in a position, not at all what they envisioned....

What to Do to Get it Together

What to Do to Get it Together

Even if we’ve not said it, we’ve all led team members, staff, or even volunteers, to which we’ve wanted to say just get it together. And the IT varies. Sometimes it’s their schedule or ability to follow it. Sometimes it’s their job and their seeming disinterest in...

Who’s Got Time for Leadership?

Who’s Got Time for Leadership?

Ever hear, or seen on Facebook, this phrase: Make time for your health or you’ll be forced to make time for your illness? Leadership is similar. Make time to improve it or you’ll be forced to find time to fire, interview, hire and visit HR. You may even be forced to...

15 Choices Soon to Be Great Leaders Make

15 Choices Soon to Be Great Leaders Make

We all want to believe we’re great at leading others. Not all leaders are great, but all leaders have that potential. What you make of it is determined by your decisions. Do you learn? Do you make improvements? Do you make many of the choices on today’s Monday Moment...

How to Remain a Learning Leader

How to Remain a Learning Leader

I recently listened to a leader describe a difficult employee who always said “well, that’s the way we’ve always done it”. You’ve heard it, but what happened next may surprise you… that same leader then told me she wasn’t sure about changing the training format...

The Fascinatingly Frustrating People We Lead

The Fascinatingly Frustrating People We Lead

For the entire year thus far, we have focused on segments of leadership development with each month of the Monday Moment. For this month and the next couple, our focus shifts toward application. How do you become a better leader? How do you become a better behaving...

Single Syllable Leadership

Single Syllable Leadership

For most leaders, bosses, managers, and even supervisors, the thought of leading with only single syllable words seems hard to imagine. Maybe the idea is even silly and certainly the act would sound a bit robotic, but on the other hand, maybe the concept would get us...

Why Aren’t They Working?

Why Aren’t They Working?

As with any pronoun used in a sentence missing context, the first step is to define it. Who are they, exactly? No matter the answer, the very question of why something or someone is not working, is sought out by leaders, perhaps all too often. Why aren’t those...

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