Posts Tagged 'leadership'

Leadership Communication

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An interesting article related to leadership communication is worth a share. This was posted @ASTD Training – the Buzz: Training News From Around the World on 03/24/2014. Leadership and (a Lack of) Communication Forbes, 03/13/14, Hedges, Kristi  The vast majority of complaints HR departments receive can be traced to one common factor: – miscommunication. Indeed, the need for those in leadership roles to develop strong communication skills remains an issue in many of today’s workplaces, yet communication skills (or a ...

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Are You Paying Too High a Price?

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ave you ever had a friend or loved one come out of the closet? Have you ever stopped and thought about how long they were denying or suppressing a part of themselves before they came out? Recently I had a loved one make this announcement and it made me wonder how many years they had known but were too afraid to let others know. How long do we doubt or second guess ourselves, not wanting to face a realization of ...

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New Years Resolutions Don’t Work!!

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dmit it how many times have you started the New Year making those resolutions, only a month later to have abandoned them! Yeah I know things start out well and you’re sure things are going to be different this time. You tell yourself this year I will succeed, I can feel it!

You make an effort the first few weeks to accomplish those resolutions, but then slowly things creep up that bring up those wonderful excuses like: “Just this once I ...

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Guidelines for the Annual Review

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nnual reviews are often treated with disdain, like old laundry that no one ever gets around to cleaning. Why do we dread these conversations so much? The theory around annual reviews is to summarize the past year’s performance, align expectations, and begin the goal setting process for the upcoming year. Sometimes there is a monetary increase in pay or bonus associated with the annual review based on performance and ultimately the corporation’s financial status. ...

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Leaving Behind Toxic Waste

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The other day while driving down the freeway a truck pulled up behind me and flashed their lights. There was a car in front of me but I pulled over immediately to let this person go by, as they were obviously in a hurry to go somewhere. Then the truck accelerated to the next car’s bumper and started flashing their lights for them to move out of their way. I thought they would hit the bumper of the car yet they ...

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Whole People

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The concept of Holistic Leadership has been around a while, and the late Dr. Covey incorporated this principle into his teachings, such as in the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His life was dedicated to bringing Principle Centered Leadership into business and he was highly successful at doing this. From defining values in a Time Management class to define priorities, to learning how to renew ourselves in body, mind and spirit, which he called Sharpening the Saw.

We all go to work every day ...

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Promotion to Pressure Cooker

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Many of us aspire to be leaders so we work hard and prove our worth, deliver results in hopes we will get noticed. The big day comes and we get the promotion and then things get really interesting. Most leaders get the raise because they are good at getting the work done, often times independently of managing others. So what happens to our abilities to get results after we take the promotion into management? How can we make the transition ...

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

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Have you ever been in a meeting where you are discussing a certain problem or topic and two people have different perspectives on what the issue is? At first things are being discussed in a respectful way and then somewhere along the way the tone, volume and discussion shifts radically.  Egos are ignited, block walls are built to defend home territory, and the interaction turns into a blame game where accusations are hurled across ...

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