Posts tagged leadership
[2 Min Read] Are you Empowering your Team?

We have all experienced or observed a boss who was unable to give up control. This was actually a battle of empowering their team to step up to leadership. As leaders we should be raising up leaders around us and the best way to do that is through empowerment. We all have stories of a mentor, teacher, coach, or leader who had an uncanny ability to empower us to be more than we thought possible. 

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5 Leadership Thoughts from Sheryl Sandberg

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." Have you ever been around that one person who makes you feel like a million bucks? The person you can’t wait to pick up when they call? Leadership is a lot like that. Our job is to pour into our team and coach them towards their goals to be more than they thought they could ever be.

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[2 Min Read] Why 1:1s Are Your Most Important Meeting

In your leadership, are you neglecting the most important meeting of your week? As we’ve spoken with countless leaders at influential organizations across the country, we’ve continued to find that taking time to meet one on one with team members seems to be less and less of a priority. In fact, many leaders fail to set aside time for this entirely. So, why are these meetings so critical to the health and success of your organization? 

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[2 Min Read] Being an Authentic Leader

By 2025, Millennials are expected to make up over 75% of the workforce in the United States, which tells us the workplace is changing, and with it many of the values employees most highly treasure. At the top of this list for the Gen X workforce, is authenticity in leadership. If they don’t feel the real you, you’ll find yourself struggling to instill trust, foster engagement, and drive productivity.

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5 Leadership Thoughts from Liz Wiseman

“The highest quality of thinking cannot emerge without learning. Learning can’t happen without mistakes.” If your goal is to have a team that really thinks through problems, solves them, has intuition, and has a culture of innovation, you need to first wrap your mind around mistakes happening. Think about how you can foster an environment for mistakes to be welcomed in the context of learning from them.

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[2 Min Read] Understanding the Enneagram

Understanding the Enneagram will not only help with your leadership through self-awareness, but it will also open opportunities for you to support you team with more understanding! The Enneagram refers to the nine different personality types; each representing a worldview that resonates with the way people think, feel, and act in relation to the world, others and themselves.

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5 Leadership Thoughts from Tony Robbins

“Quality questions create a quality life.” The quality of your life is not necessarily based on the quality of your circumstances; it’s based on your mental and emotional filters that determine your perception of the outside world. Are you aware of what you focus on most; your primary question in life? Whatever it is, it will shape, mold, and direct your life. Let’s make it a good one!

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[2 Min Read] Kyle Eschenroeder on Taking Action

Taking action is one of those painfully simple ideas that can’t be repeated enough: without taking action you won’t get anywhere. This post is about becoming a man or woman of action. Taking the actions suggested in this post will make it exponentially easier to take action in every other area of your life. You will begin to automatically do what you had to fight to do before.

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5 Leadership Thoughts from John C. Maxwell

“The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” If you make a few key decisions and then manage them well in your daily agenda, you will succeed. You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. Success doesn’t just suddenly occur one day in your life. Conversely, neither does failure. Each is a process. Maxwell says that every day of your life is merely preparation for the next.

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[2 Min Read] Is Your High Performer Ready to Manage Others?

High performers are true assets to their teams. These are individuals who excel when it comes to skills and responsibilities. They are results-driven and motivated, and their work carries a sense of excellence. They have little need for supervision or hand-holding. They latch on to the goal or vision of what is expected from them, and they make it happen. However, most of the time, these high performers need a completely different skill set to jump from being an independent contributor to managing others. How do you know if they enjoy helping others succeed?

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5 Steps to Good Decision Making

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the decisions you have to make? Do you ever wonder if the decisions you're making are having a positive impact on your team? The average adult makes around 35,000 conscious decisions per day, and we think it's safe to assume leaders are making even more. Knowing the pain of trying to figure out the best course of action in often stressful environments, we've put together some steps to help you make decisions quickly and rationally, while giving you space to review and reflect on choices to learn how to become a better leader.

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Is Your Team Disengaged?

According to Gallup, as much as 67% of employees are disengaged in their workplace. Taking this a step further, more than half of disengaged employees don't plan to be with the same employer one year from now, meaning a significant number of your core staff members could be considering leaving. How do you make sure this doesn't become the reality for your team?

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