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Are You Emotionally “Up” As A Leader?

Anybody who’s managed people can tell you about good days and bad days. On the good days, you feel like a winning coach at the Super Bowl. On the bad days, you feel like you’re skiing just a few yards ahead of an avalanche. Most days fall somewhere in between. To increase your odds of [...]

12 Communication Habits to Become Better Team Leader

Let’s face it: Most professionals don’t have the gumption to point out to their boss habits that are killing morale, draining productivity, and building an emotional wall. In consulting with organizations for three decades and hearing clients complain about the communication—or lack thereof––from their boss or coworker across the hall, I’ve compiled the following list [...]

5 Lines Employees Hate to Hear From New Managers

Leaders want to make their mark on operations, stamp their philosophical footprint on minds, leave their legacy on hearts and in hallways.  They hope their leadership will be unique, profitable, and pleasant.  Understandable goals. All too often, however, they start out with similar comments—lines that set their employees up for disappointment and disengagement rather than [...]

Leaders: Legal, Ethical, or Right?

Do you remember playing games as a child when you made up the rules as you went along?  Those rules that evolved on such short-notice often proved to be a source of contention! Likewise, for leaders at work. When people decide to disregard their moral compass as the official business handbook, they begin to make [...]