April 25, 2016

There's a great article that I came across recently by Michael Hartsfield about the power of community in the workplace.  He brought up many interesting points, and it's well worth the read, but what I really liked about it was the perspective of realizing that as lead...

April 11, 2016

In our contemporary world, information now literally travels at the speed of light.  Not only do we have the ability to tap into news and social happenings instantly, we are also able to, with the push of a button, learn basically anything about anyone at any time.  Wh...

February 29, 2016

In a recent article by Dr. Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D., in Psychology Today,  researchers published findings that "each additional happy friend increases your probability of being happy by about 9 percent."  Wow!  Compare that to the statistics showing that an increas...

June 29, 2015

Your leadership style plays a big role in how you communicate. Authoritative, commanding and pace-setting leadership styles, as defined by Daniel Goleman, are much less likely to communicate as much information with their team as democratic, affiliative or pace-setting...

June 7, 2015

 

 

What are the personalities and priorities of your team members?  Is it important to a majority of your people to have freedome to be spontaneous, creative, and whimsical, or is your team comprised primarily of ordered, structured, regimented personalities who appreci...

May 29, 2015

 

 

A leadership style that is controlling creates a toxic, minimally productive workplace.  The danger of controlling leadership is that an enviroment of diminished trust, hindered communication, stifled initiative, divisiveness, and a climate of apprehension and ambigu...

May 20, 2015

Leadership assignments, though highly sought after, often result in failure.  In fact, according to recent data from @DDIWorld, 33% of leadership hires don't work out.  Regardless of whether the disconnect is in the hiring process or in the actualized abilities of the...

May 11, 2015

Any boss can say yes or no.  Leaders say, "Yes!"  Great leaders say "yes" more often.  Does that mean that to be a great leader you should say "yes" to everything?  NO!

 

To minimize the risk of sounding like I'm talking in circles, let...

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