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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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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,...

2019 Top Ten Leadership Tips

2019 Top Ten Leadership Tips

As we lead our way into the last year of the decade, a quick look back will tell you exciting things are ahead. But, how do leaders navigate the rapid speed of massive and constant change? One step at a time, as always. Yet, in this New Year and those still to come,...

How Are You Leading?

How Are You Leading?

The New Year Celebration is often a time of reflection and renewed motivation. Are you where you want to be? Are you doing what you wished you were? Are you performing at work in way you can be proud? They’re loaded questions to be sure and answering them all in one...

A Time to Rethink a Few Things

A Time to Rethink a Few Things

This time of year, things change. Maybe it’s the people to whom you give presents or invite for Christmas dinner. Maybe it’s the pace of work or your business. For entrepreneurs, it might be the goals, the systems, or strategies with which we approach things. For...

Are You One of the 10 Leaders Leaping?

Are You One of the 10 Leaders Leaping?

In the Twelve Days of Christmas song, it’s actually ten lords a leaping, but if you play with the words, leaders are seen as lording over things and what’s worse is most seem unable to stay in their position for more than five minutes. So, are you one of those leaders...

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...

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...

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