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The Importance of Leadership Training

Uncategorized Jun 06, 2019

Are you uncomfortable supervising employees? Are the things that drive you crazy overwhelming?

According to Forbes, 58% of managers said they didn’t receive any management training. Most managers in the workforce were promoted because they were good at what they did, and not necessarily good at making the people around them better.

Often...

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Honesty and Leadership

Uncategorized May 30, 2019

“Honesty is a leader’s most valued and valuable leadership quality because it is the gateway for trust and inspiration.”  —Michael Bunting

I used to work for a guy who would sit in meetings and blatantly lie. My coworkers and I would look at each other, wide-eyed, at this guy’s nerve. WE knew he was...

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Simplify Your Decision Making Process

Uncategorized May 17, 2019

 

Making decisions is the bane of any leader’s existence.  Large or small, making decisions is what takes up a huge amount of a leader’s energy.

Who takes the lead on a new project?  Who cleans the kitchen this week? Do we buy a standing desk for the receptionist?  Should we buy a new piece of equipment? Who gets...

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Leadership and the Importance of Appreciation

Uncategorized May 15, 2019

 

We all know that when a person feels appreciated they will do more than what is expected of them. They will go out of their way to make a difference and go above and beyond to reach their goals.

We know this is true, because it is true for each of us.

Think of a time when you didn’t feel appreciated at work. It makes it pretty east...

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A Quick Reminder to Live Your Dreams

Uncategorized May 08, 2019

 

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” –Gail Devers

Remember when you started your business or your new job, and you were excited? Hopeful? 

What were you...

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Leadership and Negative Thinking–How to Turn that $h*t Around

Uncategorized Apr 30, 2019

 

You’ve heard that saying—it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you respond to it?

This is literally true.

Do you ever find yourself feeling super stressed, and you just KNOW that anything that can go wrong will? Do small comments get to you and make you wonder when you will ever do anything right? And during these...

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Consider how you view your role as a leader

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2019

 

Does being a leader take confidence? Does it require courage? Or feeling like you absolutely know what you are doing?

Yes, yes, and yes.

Does it require a huge ego?

No.

I recently worked with the leader of an organization whose mental model of leadership was that he is the king of his organization, and that everyone there existed to serve...

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As a Leader, are you ‘Better Than Average’?

Uncategorized Mar 27, 2019

 

We have all spent time with that colleague who, despite all feedback to the otherwise, believes he is extraordinary. He should be getting the biggest raise—a bonus even!—for the amazing impact he brings to the company. He’s the one who best understands how to fix any problem or successfully take on any challenge.

Who do...

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Adding Mission, Vision and Values After the Fact: When is Too Late?

Uncategorized Mar 15, 2019

 

In a recent conversation with a client, he somewhat ashamedly admitted his business does not have stated mission, values or vision. He was frustrated by this, but couldn’t really figure out how to go back and start at the beginning when he already has eight employees. After all—how would he be able to express his own vision...

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People Problems Got You Down?

Uncategorized Feb 14, 2019

 

I recently worked with a client who was incredibly frustrated with his business. He founded the company, and it has grown to nine employees. He loves the solution the company provides to its customers, but he finds himself not wanting to go to work each day. He is stressed, and his blood pressure is through the roof.

When we worked to...

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