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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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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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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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Happy Anniversary

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Monday Moment to celebrate our Anniversary with you! Today, March 11, Contagious Companies, Inc. celebrates our 16th year. Our success is a direct result of your support and each member of our team is grateful for your continued...

3 Common Sense Ways to Manage Crossed Boundaries

3 Common Sense Ways to Manage Crossed Boundaries

Shifting gears in March from diversity to handling harassment, our Monday Moments are progressing through the 2019 Top Ten Leadership Tips. The third area of focus leaders are likely to face this year is boundary crossing, including harassment and our third tip was to...

The Power of Permission to Be Different

The Power of Permission to Be Different

I don’t know what started it or how it happened, but the moment I step on stage or begin to train a program or lead an audience, there are truly no stupid questions. There is zero judgment and zero finger pointing or criticism of any participants. (even the ones any...

Lose Your People Password?

Lose Your People Password?

Most leaders will admit to having lost their patience or even their cool a time or two, but their password? Their password to people, no less? If only people were that easy. A simple user name and password and we’d unlock the system, and all would be smooth sailing....

The Leader’s Guide to Including Massive Amounts of Diversity

The Leader’s Guide to Including Massive Amounts of Diversity

So, your Human Resources department encourages you to be diverse in hiring practices. Your customer fusses at you when your advertising fails to reflect the diversity of your followers. Your team members complain about or resent messages that feel less than inclusive...

How to Be a Difference Neutral Leader

How to Be a Difference Neutral Leader

In our first Monday Moment of the New Year, we released the Top Ten Leadership Tips of 2019. Second on that list is Be Truly Inclusive and Diverse and yet, even in this day and age, while some might say the need is being forced upon them, many leaders are still not...

Leader Lesson: Having a Younger Boss Doesn’t Have to be Awkward

Leader Lesson: Having a Younger Boss Doesn’t Have to be Awkward

Meg made an assumption that her boss was older than her by at least five years, based primarily on the differences in their demeanors (the boss was generally more serious and alternated between saying “raise the roof” like a dad in a 1990s teen movie and “back in my...

How to Lead What Gen Z Needs

How to Lead What Gen Z Needs

The top leadership tip of 2019 is work with the generations. But, what does that mean? Most generational descriptions for leaders are far to overgeneralized, with my favorite saying this: “Gen X is disaffected, bitter, and likes flannel. Millennials won’t buy houses,...

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