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Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – The Debate Over Hybrid Work Comes Down to Trust

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As Ken Blanchard and I point out in our new book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust , distrust is not the opposite of trust. Since the very nature of work is being redefined, it’s also redefining the nature of leadership.

5 Ways to Lead with Empathy

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The importance of being an empathetic leader starts with the simple truth that leadership is about people. The topic of empathetic leadership has been getting a lot of press lately, mostly due to the adverse effects of the pandemic. People want an empathetic leader.

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8 Steps for Dealing with An Underperforming Employee

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That’s one of the key leadership principles Ken Blanchard and I discuss in our recent book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. Step 3: Did I use a leadership style that matched the employee’s development level?

4 Tips for Being a Trusted Servant Leader in a Toxic Culture

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“How do you practice servant leadership and build trust in a toxic culture where servant leadership isn’t valued, and can even be looked upon as being a weakness?” Leadership Servant Leadership Simple Truths of Leadership Toxic Leadership Trust Toxic Cultures

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

It’s Time to Turn Your Leadership Inside Out and Upside Down

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You may not want to hear this, but your leadership needs to be turned inside out and upside down, too. I mean you can’t approach today’s leadership challenges with yesterday’s solutions. Inside Out Leadership. Upside Down Leadership.

Simple Truths of Leadership Turn Common Sense into Common Practice

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Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We often tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s true in the field of leadership. Effective leadership is an inside job. Servant leadership is the vehicle to building trust.

The 4 Letter Word Leaders Need to Use More Often at Work

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In my new book, Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust , co-authored with Ken Blanchard, we share Simple Truth #20: Love is the answer. I believe servant leadership is love in action.

You Can Lead…Believe It! (free book giveaway)

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The truth is that anyone can assume leadership roles and responsibilities regardless of their title or position in an organization, and irrespective of the type of organization in which they work or with which they are associated. in Organizational Leadership Program.

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Your Return-to-Office Strategy Is an Opportunity to Build Trust With Employees

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Participants will learn how to: Recognize the warning signs when people lack trust in your leadership. Enjoy this article that was recently published in Ignite! , the newsletter of The Ken Blanchard Companies.

5 Commonsense but Uncommon Practices of Successful Leaders

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Effective leadership is an influence process where leaders implement everyday, commonsense approaches that help people and organizations thrive. The book covers a wide-ranging list of leadership skills certain to bring out the best in people.

No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. Changing the ways leaders think and the strategies they use in their work is a serious and critical economic issue. Leaders should help others develop the great mental processes they need to eliminate self-imposed suffering and choose to be accountable for driving results.

The Fickle Nature of Good Character and Trust

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Brock is a Channel Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies, an executive leadership coach, servant leader, and a man of integrity. I was asked to do a presentation to an executive leadership team on values-based leadership.

I’ve Led Hybrid Teams for 15 Years – Here’s the Truth About What Works

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Leadership Teamwork Trust Virtual Teams COVID-19 Hybrid Teams Return to OfficeMany organizations are embracing hybrid teams (a mixture of onsite and remote employees) as a model of working in the post-COVID19 world.

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How to Talk About Your Crummy Ex-Employer in a Job Interview

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” She responds to questions from readers who are facing some sort of leadership/organizational-related predicament, and offers sound perspective based on her expertise as a master certified business coach. Leadership is hard—and the more you care, the harder it gets.

The Answer to This One Question Reveals Your Success as a Leader

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It’s hard to agree upon a common definition of leadership, much less the definition of success. Let me suggest a single question that can help you calibrate the effectiveness of your leadership at any moment in time: Are my people better off because of my influence in their lives?

6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change

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Change Leadership TrustPhoto by Ross Findon on Unsplash. Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change. The pace of change accelerates with each passing, day, month, and year.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Are You a Serving or a Self-Serving Leader? (free eBook)

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Effective leadership comes down to implementing everyday, commonsense practices to help organizations thrive—and yet so many leaders are still missing these fundamental principles from their personal and professional lives. Leadership Servant Leadership Simple Truths of Leadership Trust eBoo

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5 Strategies for Building High Trust, High Performing Teams

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Growing up playing sports, coaching my kids’ sports teams, and being a sports fan in general has taught me numerous lessons about life and leadership. ABCD Trust Model Leadership Teamwork Trust High Performing Team High Trust Teams Teams

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4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

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They expect company leadership to deliver on their promises, to be honest and open in communication, to invest in them, and to treat them fairly. Engagement Leadership Motivation Trust Competence Coronavirus COVID-19 Hope Self-Worth

You’ve Got to Give It to Get It

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Distrust Leadership Relationships Repairing Trust Trust The Law of ReciprocityWhile teaching a class this past week on Building Trust , I found myself giving the participants this admonishment: “Just like anything in life, you’re going to get out of this what you put into it.”.

4 Areas to Address in Your Coronavirus Working Virtually Strategy

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Whether it’s specific training on how to lead or work in a virtual team , or general leadership and other skill-building training, remote employees should not be treated differently from office-based team members. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com.

The Answers to These 4 Questions Will Define Your COVID-19 Leadership Legacy

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However, I’d like to suggest that taking a little bit of time to think about the legacy you want to leave as a leader would be helpful in directing your leadership behavior today. Use these four questions to evaluate your leadership in recent weeks: Am I walking the talk?

3 Keys to Becoming a Better Coach

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Coaching has become a ubiquitous term these days in the field of leadership. It can mean anything from giving advice, teaching, encouraging, training, mentoring, or even using a specific leadership style that incorporates a defined set of behaviors.

Newly Promoted Manager? Here are 10 Must-Have Items for Your Survival Kit

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First, you need to be clear on your own leadership point of view—your values, beliefs, and desires for being a leader—for it is these ideals that will keep you grounded and motivated in your career. We all need a sage guide to help us on our leadership journey.

Does Your Team Know What You Want? Clarify Your Intent with These 4 Steps

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If this predicament is familiar, you have the opportunity to clarify your leadership intent for the year. What is a ‘leadership intent’? The formula of a clear leadership intent is: Leadership Intent = The ‘why’ of the strategy + A clear picture of the end state.

3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust

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Leadership Trust Building TrustBuilding and maintaining trust is an issue that most leaders agree is critically important, but few have a plan to achieve it.

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10 Ways to Thank Your Employees That Means Everything to Them But Costs You Little

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Communication Leadership Recognition Relationships Thank You ThanksgivingTelling an employee “thank you” is one of the most simple and powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace.

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Saving Face – How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

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Book Reviews Communication Leadership Relationships Trust Dignity Respect Saving FaceEveryone wants to be respected and valued. As long as you have a heartbeat and breath in your lungs, you will have the desire to be appreciated, honored, and trusted in your relationships with others.

We Must Move From Self-Serving Leadership to Leading at a Higher Level

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The events of January 6 th , 2021 in our nation’s capital starkly illustrate the results of self-serving leadership. I’m embarrassed and ashamed for our country, and totally disheartened that those who accepted the mantle of leadership for our nation have failed us so miserably.

4 Ways Servant Leaders Use Power

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I recently spoke at the Training 2020 Conference & Expo on the topic of Servant Leadership. These four keys are in alignment with the benevolent use of power in a servant leadership context. Power Relationships Servant Leadership Trust Empathy Giving Gratitude StoriesPower.

The 3 Dimensions of Leading with Trust – Becoming the Leader Your People Deserve

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Well, nearly everyone agrees trust is a critically important factor in leadership success. But how about a personal leadership mission statement? I used to think a personal mission statement was a bunch of warm, fuzzy, namby-pamby leadership nonsense.

10 Powerful Ways to Build Trust

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Communication Connectedness Control Dependability Fairness Feedback Honesty Humility Integrity Leadership Management Praising Recognition Relationships Sharing Information Trust Trust BoostersNow, more than ever, leaders need to decisively and powerfully nurture trust in the workplace.

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What it Takes to be a Great Teammate

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To me, it looks like servant leadership in action. Teamwork Servant Leadership TeamsPhoto by Perry Grone on Unsplash. I was following the college baseball World Series a few weeks ago because my beloved Michigan Wolverines were in the final against Vanderbilt. While watching one of the games, I learned a powerful lesson about success and teamwork from a 19 year-old college baseball pitcher. His name is Kumar Rocker and he’s a 6’4, 255 lb. freshman at Vanderbilt.

If You Build It, They Will Come – 4 Characteristics of Trustworthy Leaders

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ABCD Trust Model Leadership Management Trust Baseball Leading with Trust TrustworthinessI miss baseball. By this point in the MLB season in previous years, I would have attended a few Padres games at PETCO Park (one of the best ballparks to catch a game, IMHO) and watched several more on TV.

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5 Ways You Undermine Trust in Your Leadership

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We are our own worst enemy when it comes to undermining trust in our leadership. You must be on guard to constantly protect and nurture the most prized possession of your leadership—trust. Five Ways We Undermine Trust in Our Leadership. Isolation – There are a few ways we let isolation undermine trust in our leadership. Dishonesty – Being dishonest is the cardinal sin of trustworthy leadership. Distrust Integrity Leadership Relationships Trust Credibility

Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility

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So how can we develop humility in our leadership? Therefore, they view their leadership as a responsibility to care for, nurture, and grow the organization and the people who comprise it. Whether it’s your religious faith, core values, or personal mission statement, it’s critical to have a philosophical or moral code that serves as the foundation for your leadership. Authenticity Humility Leadership

The 1 Thing Leaders Agree is Critically Important for Success, Yet Few Have a Plan to Achieve It

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You’re attending a conference to discuss the most important leadership issues of the day, and 96% of the attendees agree that one specific topic needs to be a high priority in relation to all their other business priorities. Photo by Gerd Altmann on Pexels.com.

The 5 Most Critical Leadership Skills Needed in 2020

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Respondents were asked to identify the most critical leadership skills needed in their organization. Coaching —Top-down, autocratic leadership doesn’t fly in the 21st century. Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com.

Strong Winds Make Strong Trees – 3 Ways to Develop Resilient Team Members

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Leadership Learning Management Performance Management Problem Solving Relationships Challenges Resiliency Strength TreesMy little tree growing strong without the help of a stake. A few years ago, my father-in-law passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. My wife decided that she wanted to plant a tree in our backyard as a way for us to remember the good memories of his life.

3 Reasons to Apologize Even if You’ve Done Nothing Wrong

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Apology Communication Forgiveness Leadership Relationships Apologize“I’m not going to apologize because I didn’t do anything wrong!” ” I remember my kids uttering that phrase a number of times when they were young, and I’ve also heard it from adults in the workplace more times than I care to remember. No one likes to be wrongly accused and most people certainly don’t want to apologize for something they didn’t do.

5 Ways Servant Leaders Stand Out From The Crowd

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Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a scientist running a grand experiment on leadership. In a noisy world where a few celebrity leaders grab the headlines, and everyone tries to copy-cat their way to becoming an overnight leadership success, servant leadership has withstood the test of time as a tried and true approach to effectively leading people and organizations. Servant leaders know that leadership isn’t about them; it’s about others.