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The Top 5 Needs of Those Who Appear to Lead Naturally

The Top 5 Needs of Those Who Appear to Lead Naturally

First and foremost that natural born leaders is a fallacy and a myth. Are there people who appear to lead more naturally than others? Of course! Part of the appearance is from an abundance of leadership practice. Those who look like and act like leadership traits came...

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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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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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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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6 Signs Everyone Sees You Need Coaching Except You

6 Signs Everyone Sees You Need Coaching Except You

The feeling is awful. Everyone knows, but no one says, or shares a solution. Some avoid you, or it, and some get very frustrated with you about it, while you spend hours trying to fix it. It’s awful. But, being in the dark about your own IT, or areas of improvement,...

3 Keys to Keeping Happy Leaders

3 Keys to Keeping Happy Leaders

In many organizations, from law enforcement to utilities to corporate America, recruitment and retention challenges are rising. How do we find good people and once we have ‘em, how do we keep them? It’s a common question and one most commonly answered with a request...

Are You a Runaway Leader?

Are You a Runaway Leader?

Employees aren’t listening. Bosses are meddling. Product lines keep changing and someone just heard there’s plans for office space rearranging. Double and triple booked meetings prevent time to lead anything with any real meaning. And of yes, then there’s supposed to...

Why Assumptions Make More than You Think

Why Assumptions Make More than You Think

In the course of numerous conversations and coachings this week, a number of assumptions made by those in a leadership capacity have revealed how long term inaccuracies negatively influence leadership. This is an issue that is relatively easy to fix, once, of course,...

The Truth About Leader Transition and How to Lead Through It

The Truth About Leader Transition and How to Lead Through It

The first truth about transition is it can be harrowing, feel like you’re jumping through hoops of fire, and like everyone on the sidelines has an opinion. Add the element of your office audience likely being the people you have the privilege of leading and the...

What Leaders Need to Stop Doing

What Leaders Need to Stop Doing

Given my current political campaign and your awareness of politics, this list may well start with the word Twitter. However, in the workplace, what leaders need to stop doing often depends on the results he or she is getting. But, wait. There are a few actions that...

How Managers Get Through Crazy Times

How Managers Get Through Crazy Times

Whether you feel you’ve moved to crazy town or are simply facing changes at work that seem to happen faster than ever, every manager can say there are crazy times they’ve been through and lived to talk about. But, how? When a manager or leader is in the middle of...

How NOT to Pick, Prepare, and Promote Leaders

How NOT to Pick, Prepare, and Promote Leaders

We hear it often, so and so got picked. Or, we’ll hear about how they were picked and promoted over another, when someone else should have gotten the position. Yet, what we don’t hear about are all the downsides that happen when a workplace picks, prepares and...

11 Lessons Most Leaders Learn the Hard Way

11 Lessons Most Leaders Learn the Hard Way

You came, you saw, and you conquered. It’s the feeling many leaders experience upon promotion, at least until they discover the plethora of lessons they now get to learn in order to remain effective. Enter the lessons most leaders learned the hard way. These are the...

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