Attention ALL Leaders – How do you lead YOURSELF?

June 26th, 2024

It is a not an easy question, and one that most of us never take the time to answer. The truth is that personal leadership is the foundation for formal leadership and becoming a Total Leader, and this is what ultimately shines through to the teams we lead.

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Attention Leaders – Are you learning?

May 16th, 2024

“Good leaders are always looking for ways to develop their people.  Great leaders are always looking for ways to develop themselves.”    

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Mentors Make a Difference!   

April 8th, 2024

According to a recent study, while more than 75% of professional men and women want to have a mentor, only 37% have one.  (Harvard Business Review) 

Mentees are 5X more likely to be promoted than those without a mentor (Gartner) 

100% of U.S. Fortune 50 companies have mentoring programs. 

Companies with mentoring programs have 18% better profits than average, while those without have 45% worse profits.

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Class in Session – What are we learning?   

January 17th, 2024

This month launches a new series of top issues our participants discuss in their leadership classes with us.  At any given time, we may have 50 to 70 active participants, so rest assured, we have a good pulse on current challenges!   This month, we are talking about one of the most challenging skills to learn – The Art of Delegation. 

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Camp ’23 – Leaving It Better Than We Found It

December 14th, 2023

2023?  How did we do?  During these last couple of weeks, we can’t help but look back at our goals and see what we accomplished.  If you are like a lot of people, you may feel a little discouraged and want to renew your subscription to the “Should Have, Would Have, Could Have Club”.  Instead of feeling dissatisfied, maybe we can shift that feeling to a sense of gratitude and even accomplishment. 

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Giving meaningful “thanks” to your team

November 6th, 2023

During the holidays, we plan special treats for our teams to show our thanks for everything they have done for us during the year.  While these are always appreciated, there are a couple of meaningful ways to express our thanks throughout the year.   

Establishing and maintaining a healthy work environment is one of the most sincere and impactful “thanks” you can give as a leader.

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October 28th, 2023

2024 Leadership development open enrollment programs are ideal if you only have a few team members to development at any given time.

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Feedback – Trick? or Treat?

October 9th, 2023

In a recent leadership class, we discussed giving feedback. It turns out that this skill is one of those things that we think we do well, until we honestly evaluate how we do it, and the results that we get. Every leader in our class was able to identify with at least one (or more) of the pitfalls above. This just highlights the need for leaders to continue to improve their feedback skills to reinforce the attitudes and habits that lead to successful performance.

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Back to school (starts with your plan)!

September 11th, 2023

Today there are more reasons than ever for being a lifelong learner: rapidly changing technology, AI, differences in generations, landscape of business, economic conditions, etc. In fact, so many things are changing so quickly, the term VUCA is being used frequently in the business world. (VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity).

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The Power of Effective Delegation 

August 7th, 2023

Effective delegation is the act of giving someone else the responsibility and authority to carry out an assignment or to represent you or your organization in a specific role. Conducted skillfully, delegation is one of the most powerful actions a leader can do to improve organizational performance. Through delegation, a leader can free up time for high payoff activities and develop employees for future advancement. But there is an equally important third benefit that is not as well-known. 

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