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3 Obvious Mistakes You Should Insist Employees Make

3 Obvious Mistakes You Should Insist Employees Make

Monday Moments for this month are focused on teaching those you lead how to fail. It’s not easy, but it’s a one of the Top Ten Leadership Tips of 2019 leadership will benefit from the most and in which they’ll find the most value. Workforces are changing by the minute...

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The 5 People Skills You’re Likely Not Using

Leaders are indeed human and because of that they’re all different. Some have an abundance of stereotypical people skills and some would prefer not talking to people at all. Both benefit from using said people skills when working with the people they have the...

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A Time to Rethink a Few Things

This time of year, things change. Maybe it’s the people to whom you give presents or invite for Christmas dinner. Maybe it’s the pace of work or your business. For entrepreneurs, it might be the goals, the systems, or strategies with which we approach things. For...

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How to Create Real Engagement and True Innovation

How to Create Real Engagement and True Innovation

“The fastest way to succeed,” IBM’s Thomas Watson, Sr., once said, “is to double your failure rate.” It’s a nice topic of conversation, but most companies and even more leaders find themselves ill equipped to encourage failure, much less teach new leaders how to...

5 Steps to Leadership Failure and Recovery

5 Steps to Leadership Failure and Recovery

In one of our first Monday Moment’s of 2019, the Top Ten Leadership Tips of 2019, tip number six was Teach them How to Fail. The year is flying by and chances are these last six months have been filled with both failures (hope not too many!) and successes. Yet, for...

Why Veterans Deserve Your Recruiting Focus

Why Veterans Deserve Your Recruiting Focus

In honor of Memorial Day in the United States and in honor of all military branches and the men and women within them who have served, today’s Monday Moment is dedicated to our Veterans. While many organizations have found ways to appeal to, attract, and aid in the...

Internal Candidates are People, Too!

Internal Candidates are People, Too!

When leaders talk of recruiting and how it happens, they’re often referring to candidates outside the company. But what about existing employees? Internal candidates for job openings are people, too! Internal candidates also deserve a leader’s close reexamination of...

The Three Wildest and Craziest Ways to Recruit Good Candidates

The Three Wildest and Craziest Ways to Recruit Good Candidates

Tired of the same ole same ole when it comes to how you attract good talent? We’re still on that topic of reexamining your recruiting practices as a powerful 2019 leadership tactic and let’s face it, if you’re bored with how you’re recruiting, so are your candidates....

Leader Hires Idiot! Now What?

Leader Hires Idiot! Now What?

Oh come on. You’ve probably thought it. In fact, I know people listening to this Monday Moment, who’ve SAID it, but we can’t just go around calling people idiots. Ha! But, think back. All the way back in January, we shared a list of what 2019 is going to require of...

When Leaders Should Go Fish!

When Leaders Should Go Fish!

Sometimes we just need to keep it simple. Office issues and people development have become complex topics and most leaders are merely trying to keep their heads above water. Then we throw in authenticity or tell leaders to be even more authentic and the wheels fall...

The 5 People Skills You’re Likely Not Using

The 5 People Skills You’re Likely Not Using

Leaders are indeed human and because of that they’re all different. Some have an abundance of stereotypical people skills and some would prefer not talking to people at all. Both benefit from using said people skills when working with the people they have the...

How Humanity is Authenticity in Action (and How You Can Improve Both!)

How Humanity is Authenticity in Action (and How You Can Improve Both!)

We all have days as leaders, when it feels like our cape fell off on the way to the office. Admitting it is being human. Asking for help when you need it is being authentic. Well beyond saying we all “put our pants on the same way” now enters the need for humanity...

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