Does a Leader Need an Inner Cheerleader?

Does a Leader Need an Inner Cheerleader?

Let’s face it, we all talk to ourselves. No one questions that truth. However, does what most leaders say to themselves reflect the truth of the situation or are we inclined to believe only what keeps us safe? The safe interpretation, sadly, can create more damage than necessary. Looking at a situation from multiple angles… read more

3 Liberating Reasons Leaders Should Not Apologize

3 Liberating Reasons Leaders Should Not Apologize

It’s one of the most common phrases heard among managers and leaders of all levels: “I’m sorry” Some use the phrase more often than others and most use it far more frequently than they mean. But, what does it mean really when a leader says “I’m sorry”? The truth is it could mean a multitude… read more

Does Your Knowing Show?

Does Your Knowing Show?

In recent weeks, the team of Contagious Companies has had so much fun working with a multitude of leadership clients. And interestingly, whether providing coaching, training, or online leadership learning, emotional intelligence has been the predominant theme of most conversations. Why, you might ask? Simply stated, emotional intelligence impacts all facets of leadership. It has… read more

9 Behaviors to Quit to be a Better Leader

Simply stated, leadership skills are comprised of the actions you take and the actions you choose not to take. Leadership is as much about what you do, as it is about what you quit doing, but what’s on the list of what you should quit? In this Monday Moment are found nine easily identifiable behaviors,… read more

Does the Coach Always Know Best?

Remember the show Father Knows Best? It ran from 1954 to 1966 and in that time, the concept was not offensive. Remnants of this idea that someone in our midst might know best, however, still exist in our culture. One such role beyond parent, subject to this idea, is coach. The sports team coach is said… read more

Leadership Anxiety: The Real Reason Leaders Aren’t Sleeping

Most leaders don’t know the real reason. They cite meaningful things when asked what keeps them up at night, but the truth is more related to fright than what goes on in their day to day routine. The real reason has nothing to do with employee behavior, manager mishaps, or whether the stock price is… read more

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