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Urgent Leader Need Problem and Solutions

Urgent Leader Need Problem and Solutions

A startling article claims, “research has proven we’re experiencing a drastic leadership shortage on a global scale” and then it makes it sound worse. According to Inc. magazine, “eighty-five percent of companies have reported an urgent need to develop employees with...

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The Hero Leader’s Journey

The stage is set, the skies are dark, and a leader emerges, ready to do battle and become victorious, despite all the odds and with the help of unnatural forces. It is the hero’s journey. Not all leaders get referred to as heroes and likely few think of themselves as...

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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...

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Time to Check Your Alignment

Take your car in for a tune-up and an alignment is often part of that process.  Left unchecked, your car may pull slightly right or left. You can easily course correct, but if you didn’t you could soon be going in the very wrong direction. In the office, tune-ups look...

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How to Develop New Leaders in Fifteen Minutes or Less

How to Develop New Leaders in Fifteen Minutes or Less

It started in January with a list of top ten tips leaders needed to heed for the year and as we’ve progressed, we’re now at Tip 7: Develop New Leaders. How, how fast, how well, and how often you make it a priority to develop those who will lead after you, and maybe...

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...

What American History Means to Leading in the Future

What American History Means to Leading in the Future

We’re told history repeats itself. We’ve learned that a knowledge of our history is critical for improving our present and our future. Yet, while both statements have value, what really does our American History, and the day we celebrate our independence have to do...

Beliefs Backing Leaders into a Corner

Beliefs Backing Leaders into a Corner

Leaders in the role for more than a minute, all know that teaching and doing are entirely different. Yet, in recent Monday Moments we’ve talked about the benefits of teaching employees to fail and learn faster, while we’ve ignored teaching leaders to stop backing...

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...

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...

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