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How the Grinch Stole Intelligence…Again!

How the Grinch Stole Intelligence…Again!

It’s the holidays and I LOVE the Grinch cartoon. We normally think of him as stealing Christmas spirit with his attitude, but don’t you have Grinches in your office, too? They bark and growl and bah humbug every idea, making your role as leader a pain in the you know...

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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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13 Ways to Boost Performance in 2019

13 Ways to Boost Performance in 2019

So you’ve looked at all the things that went well this year and now you’re looking ahead, right? If not, it’s time to celebrate, reevaluate and move forward. Your fiscal year may not end in December, but the calendar year is about to and like it or not everyone will...

A Fresh Start for Teams: How to Assess Without Making a Mess

A Fresh Start for Teams: How to Assess Without Making a Mess

The end of the year is near and yet, as it always does, January will peak its head around the corner before we know it. As the New Year approaches, how will you lead you and your team to make a fresh start for 2019? This isn’t about resolutions or goals. It’s a...

7 Ways to “Say” Happy Holidays at the Office

7 Ways to “Say” Happy Holidays at the Office

The holidays are here! Celebrations, office parties, and higher levels of stress will all be things added to your leadership list of things to do, but wait… which holiday do you celebrate in your office? How do you create a spirit of respect and inclusion for all the...

Are Leaders Allowed a Sense of Humor?

Are Leaders Allowed a Sense of Humor?

It seems we live in a nation of excessive misunderstanding, an abject lack of tolerance, and overt sensitivity to every single tiny little thing. How can a leader be him or herself, joke around a bit, and have a sense of humor, when there is always the looming...

Managing Difficult Peer to Peer Relationships

Managing Difficult Peer to Peer Relationships

Not all of what leaders struggle with are those that report directly to the team they have the privilege of leading. Difficult relationships or conversations can frequently exist in peer to peer relationships. Yet, the consequences, balance of power, and approach for...

5 Scary Simple Tricks to Improve Leadership

5 Scary Simple Tricks to Improve Leadership

Often, we talk about leadership not being easy, but what if becoming a better leader were easier than you think? Could it be made simple? As we approach Halloween this year, these tips are actually scary simple and yes, with very little effort, they will also...

Seven Timely Tips for Top Leadership

Seven Timely Tips for Top Leadership

It’s the fourth quarter and the pressure might now be on for the results you need to seal the success of this year. Never fear! If you’ve been diligently leading those who work with you, there is an entire team and cavalry willing to push the limits of what’s possible...

How to Level a Leader with Too Much Ego

How to Level a Leader with Too Much Ego

If this is your first time listening to or reading the Monday Moment, you might be inclined to think violence is suggested with the use of the term level. Humorous and tempting, but not the case in this moment. Although, those leaders who are rather egomaniacal may...

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...

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