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15 Fake Facts Leaders Need to Heed

15 Fake Facts Leaders Need to Heed

Anytime we begin to speak in absolutes or definitive truths about a topic as complex as people, it’s a problem. Leadership is not a one size fits all, only one right way to do it, type of activity or action. Leadership is multi-faceted, ever evolving, and varied based...

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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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Leaders: Would You Really Put That on Social Media?

A leader leads daily. Title or no title, in work and in life, even outside the office.  Yet, recent views of social media posts which include fear mongering and name calling on political issues, intimate details of one struggle or another revealed, and unfiltered...

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Politics Aside, Are You Managing Your Message?

No matter what side one sits on in politics, no one disputes the fact that in America, we’re witnessing history. Never before have we had a female presidential nominee and never before have we seen such vitriol and polarizing controversy over the candidates from our...

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3 Chats Real Leaders Frequently Have

3 Chats Real Leaders Frequently Have

A chat is now an app, but it used to be a simple and quick conversation. Whether you’re character limited or just short on time, these three topics are essential to real leaders and the teams they have the privilege of leading. Have each one and keep up the process or...

How Never to Take Personally Stupid Stuff Your Boss Says

How Never to Take Personally Stupid Stuff Your Boss Says

There’s not a boss, manager, or leader alive who’s not said something stupid. Moreover, thank heavens as the act of saying something stupid on occasion shows we’re human. And yes, your boss is human. What your boss said could also be: well-meaning, misinterpreted,...

What Leaders Never Lose

What Leaders Never Lose

We’ve all lost our keys, sometimes our mind, and a host of memories of the size we used to be. But when in the role of leader, in the position of management, there are a few things one ought never be losing, and in fact, pretty consistently using. That list could be...

How to Lead Difficult Employees

How to Lead Difficult Employees

Whether they cause you severe stress or mere frustration, difficult employees are certainly a challenge. As they resist every request, question your direction, bring down the morale of the team, and impose their toxic comments in every meeting, your role as a leader...

5 Foolproof Ways Smart Leaders Fail Faster

5 Foolproof Ways Smart Leaders Fail Faster

Dictionary.com shows the first definition of failure as 1) An act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful, lack of success. Yet, when asked how to face failure, Google provides more than 218 MILLION results, the first few pages focusing on a negative...

Why a Manager Should Say My Circus My Monkeys

Why a Manager Should Say My Circus My Monkeys

The t-shirt image still makes me giggle. It simply said Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys. That image along with the one of my VP of HR friend’s office covered with stuffed long armed monkeys intended to appear to be flying. When you’re in management, you don’t have the...

7 Lies You Believe About What Your Boss is Thinking

7 Lies You Believe About What Your Boss is Thinking

There is a difference between outright lying and a lie by omission and when it comes to your boss and what he or she might be thinking, the latter is likely present. These 7 thoughts rarely even cross their radar and emphasize the need for you, as a future leader, to...

5 Facts About Leadership Opportunities

5 Facts About Leadership Opportunities

In the topic of leadership development, how to get promoted is one of the hottest questions, with one of the widest variations in answers. Not only does it depend on the person, the boss of that person, the company, the culture of said organization, but it also...

Meaning and Message Walk Into a Bar…

Meaning and Message Walk Into a Bar…

In leadership communication, your message and it’s meaning are certainly key players. Given the number of times communication goes wrong or is misunderstood, these same two elements are the ones most commonly made fun of when things go wrong. Spending time to get...

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