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How to Speak Up & Find Your Voice As a Leader

Chances are that as children, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama watched and admired a parent or another close relative speak their mind and take charge of difficult situations. The inclination to speak out on issues and the ability to influence others to act involves the will and the skill. You can increase both [...]

Are You a Leader With a Vague Vision?

The epithet “all flash and no dash” can be devastating to a leader’s career. When a leader has been highly successful as an individual contributor, he or she is often baffled about why their team has difficulty delivering results. Eventually the whole organization suffers because great employees leave weak leaders. Their exit means costs to [...]

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 [...]

How to Reduce Stress as a Leader and Feel Peaceful

Key employee leaving? Team conflict? Not making your numbers? Tight client deadline? New competitor entering the market? Family conflict? Health challenges? Few leaders are strangers to stress. Some succumb to a heart attack or stroke. Others simply endure in silence. Only a few feel rock-solid serene through it all. From the very opening pages of [...]

7 Tips for Building a Resilient Work Team

If you’ve been in the workplace long, you can quickly detect the difference between team members that pull together when the going gets rough and one whose members kick against each other, adding the proverbial insult to injury. Groups of “happy campers” stand out.  Cultures that foster malcontent spin off these symptoms that simmer just [...]

5 Leadership Rules That Always Win

During an election season or a corporate crisis, the word “leadership” is used probably more than any other—as a prescription for better government, long-lasting prosperity, or higher profits. So if you’re a manager or executive leading the charge, what are the unwritten rules to achieving these best outcomes every single time in the worst of [...]