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Growth is hard work. It’s easy to lose sight of yourself in the daily grind of life. In the blink of an eye, you can become someone you don’t recognize.

8 Ways to Lead Up While Following

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April 25, 2022 | Originally posted September 4, 2020 You want to be on your boss’s good side to get a great performance review, right? And you want to work “as one” with him/her whenever you are both working on an initiative for your organization. And sometimes, you have needs that she/he can meet, and […]

How to Help a Struggling Employee

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April 16, 2022 | Originally posted June 7, 2017 On every team, at one time or another, there is a person lagging behind the pack. The reason they are struggling could be related to a variety of problems. Issues outside of work, problems inside the team or the company, or maybe even a lack of […]

The 3 Choices You Have When Your Boss Doesn’t Provide Vision

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March 19, 2020 | Originally published January 16, 2018 There are times when wandering aimlessly is exactly what you want to be doing. For example, if you are on vacation and don’t have a set schedule, you could be happy as a clam wandering aimlessly through a beach town looking in different shops along the […]

How to Be An Accessible Leader (And Still Make Time for Your Own Work)

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March 16, 2022  As a leader, you know that being accessible to your staff and being there when they need you builds confidence and trust, which are key ingredients for a positive culture and team morale.  You probably do things such as having an open-door policy where team members can stroll in anytime to chat […]

Employee Discipline: When Leaders Must Enforce Penalties

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Originally published November 19, 2016 A football player moves before the ball is snapped. A facemask gets used to throw a player to the ground. Tempers flare and a fight breaks out. Without a referee enforcing penalties can you imagine the chaos that could ensue during a football game? Keeping professionals in line requires a […]

When You Disagree with Someone, Do This!

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January 30, 2022 | Originally posted on February 2, 2017 When you disagree with someone or when they can only see a problem or situation one way, it can stir up many different responses. You might notice a strong desire to “be right” and your goal might become to prove them wrong. You might notice […]

8 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Get Going on Goals

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January 20, 2022 | Originally posted on September 10, 2016  We set goals because at a certain point in time we decide we want to achieve something, fulfill a dream, or improve in some way. However, if you are like me, after a certain amount of time goes by, you may find yourself unmotivated, uninspired, […]

21 Questions for Extraordinary Goal Setting

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January 6, 2022 Goal setting can be a very positive activity. Goals can act as the stepping stones that lead you to achievement, a dream, or success. Goals can also be a source of motivation, especially during times of uncertainty. They keep you moving forward instead of getting stuck. There’s a catch, though – goals […]

How to Know if You are an Effective Leader

December 16, 2021 | Originally posted on September 2, 2019 Your company has met its goals for the year and your team is firing on all cylinders. It feels like you are an effective leader – and that’s a wonderful feeling. But do you really know if your leadership is making a difference? What specific […]

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