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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...

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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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Why Leaders Need Multiple Personalities

Why Leaders Need Multiple Personalities

It may come as no surprise that all leaders have personalities. Some you like and some, well, you could likely do without, but the truth is leaders have not just one, but multiple, and they need all of them. Why? Because each person you have the privilege of leading...

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3 Ways to Build Leaders When Training on a Budget

Whether training has been a focus or “back-burnered”, those you lead still need regular development. For some, training has not been made a priority in the budget and for others the investment is not possible given the current budget, which is not always about money....

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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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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...

Are Your Employees Betraying You?

Are Your Employees Betraying You?

The title of today’s Monday Moment might well need sound effects. Perhaps we need a dastardly laugh like “Mwah haha” and a cartoon of an evil wrong doer, to convey the mood of this discussion and the potential answer. As this month’s podcasts focus on leaders being...

Can You Have Too Many Ethics?

If you’re a rule follower, the answer here is likely no. If you’re a rule maker, you may feel the same. But in business, where does one draw the line? Where does one say we have to do what is right, even if that means breaking a rule or even making a new one and is...

6 Simple Steps for Teaching Ethics

6 Simple Steps for Teaching Ethics

There is an argument that could be, and has been, made that if a leader needs to teach ethics to future leaders, the organization has employed the wrong people. However, in your role of leader one of your key responsibilities is to develop future leaders and, in this...

How Do Leaders Experience Ethics?

How Do Leaders Experience Ethics?

The subject of ethics is tricky, but critical, to every leader and each workplace. Some would say ethics are “good” behaviors, yet we’ve all seen good experienced in multiple interpretations. It is the confusion around what they are and how to enact them that makes...

The 7 Answers Leaders Need Before Being Promoted

The 7 Answers Leaders Need Before Being Promoted

There’s promoted and there’s prepared and there’s a real chance both don’t exist in the same new manager. So, before you say yes to a promotion or let an up-and-coming leader accept your promotion opportunity, make sure they have the answers to these questions. The...

Principles Just Aren’t Sexy

Principles Just Aren’t Sexy

Sex sells and whatever the man in this picture is sellin’, many people are buyin’. Not a new idea. Principles aren’t sexy and they just don’t sell well. Maybe a note for leaders to consider. The media, entertainment, and beauty industry have figured out how to...

The Principles Leading Great Leaders

The Principles Leading Great Leaders

Let's play with words for a moment. One of my most fond leadership influences, was my high school principal. We feared him, loved him and knew he had a paddle, and wasn’t afraid to use it. His role was that of principal, but looking back on it, it is clear he also...

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