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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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The Hero Leader’s Journey

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

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

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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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...

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...

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