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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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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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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...

10 Things Robots Can’t Do

10 Things Robots Can’t Do

This month’s Monday Moments are focused on amplifying your humanity. The good news is there are a great many skills, talents, and actions humans can make that robots or chatbots or automated phone tree people cannot. The bad news is that in light of all the glitters...

5 Ways Leaders Need to Be Less Robotic and More Human

5 Ways Leaders Need to Be Less Robotic and More Human

In one of our first Monday Moment’s of 2019, the Top Ten Leadership Tips of 2019, tip number four was Amplify Your Humanity. As we progress through the year, we cover each tip with more thorough detail and guidance and this next month’s content is about being more...

3 Bad Choices You’ve Probably Made in Leadership

3 Bad Choices You’ve Probably Made in Leadership

Very little else will stress a leader more than receiving notice that HR has been called in and an investigation begun…on them. Panic can set in quick. Doer of wrong or complete angel, in those moments a leader is faced with a few decisions. However, the only one that...

Are You a B Word?

Are You a B Word?

When your title says manager, supervisor, team lead, or director, you’re a B word. Boss, that is, of course. However, those other B words employees might call you matter nearly just as much, if not more, than your official position. Whether they talk about you in...

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