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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.

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

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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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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. For leaders, trust is a must.

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. Authenticity Humility Leadership

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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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.

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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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.

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. As Larry Spears observed in the book Servant Leadership in Action , listening is one of ten key characteristics of a servant leader. There is no one best leadership style.

The 4 Mindsets of High Performance Teams

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Our organizations are made up of teams in all forms—project teams, work groups, executive, and leadership teams. In 2017, The Ken Blanchard Companies, in partnership with Training Magazine , surveyed 1,300 people about teams and team leadership. Teams are everywhere.

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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.

Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

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Competence – Too often people stop focusing on their personal learning and development once they reach a leadership position. It’s important to not just stay up to speed on the technical aspects of your team’s work, but also on general leadership and management practices.

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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.

Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

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Matt Tenney is the author of Serve To Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom , and The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule.

4 Principles for Building Trust in a VUCA World

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Everywhere you look in leadership circles it’s VUCA this or VUCA that. A recent internet search on “VUCA leadership” returned over 347,000 references! Steady, thoughtful, and predictable leadership builds trust.

4 Steps to Break Out of Your Leadership Prison Cell

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In the realm of leadership, some of us are career criminals doing hard time and the only life we know is within the four walls of our prison cell. There are ways you can escape from the prison of ineffective leadership practices, but it takes planning, patience, and perseverance.

7 Ways to Tell If You’re a Boss or a Leader

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Seek out leadership training opportunities, find a mentor, and learning from others are all ways to get started. Leadership Management Relationships Toxic Leadership boss Leader Manager“You’re not the boss of me!”

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!”

Avoid the 1 Mistake Managers Make When Trying to be Fair

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Fairness Leadership Management FairI coached youth baseball for over 15 years, from five-year old kids to 14-year-old teenagers, and at least two things were common across all the age groups: 1) the kids always kept score, and 2) they were the first ones to remind me if I wasn’t being fair.

7 Gifts Every Leader Deserves This Christmas

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An Opportunity to Apologize – Despite our best leadership efforts, there are bound to be times where we make mistakes and let people down. Leadership Management Christmas GiftsSanta is making his list and checking it twice.

New Year Resolutions Don’t Work – Do This 1 Thing Instead

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After all, as Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies , co-author of our Building Trust training program, and author of this blog (not coincidentally named Leading with Trust ), trust is the philosophical foundation of my point of view on leadership and organizational effectiveness.

3 Reasons Why Leaders Should Pause and Take Notice

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Finally, noticing others keeps your leadership on course because you’re in tune with the needs of your team. That allows you to make leadership decisions based on what’s really going on versus what you think is going on. I have to admit, it’s easy for me not to notice.

You Might Be A “Frankenboss” If…

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If any of these describe your leadership style, you might want to take a look in the mirror and examine the face that’s peering back at you…you might have bolts growing out the sides of your neck. Are driven by your ego – The heart of leadership is about giving, not receiving.

Does Being a Naysayer Make You a More Powerful Leader?

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So, should you incorporate more negativity into your leadership style in order to become more powerful? Power accompanies leadership and it can be used in healthy and unhealthy ways. Attitude Communication Leadership Power Toxic Leadership Naysayer Negativity

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The X Factor of a Great Employee Experience

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It includes the training process, the daily work experience including the quality of the work environment and the technology they use, career growth, interactions with leadership and the organization’s policies and procedures, and eventually retirement or separation.

Confronting Poor Performance is a “Moment of Trust” – 5 Steps for Success

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Fumble the opportunity and you can expect to lose trust and confidence in your leadership. Did I provide the right leadership style? Challenging Conversations Communication Feedback Leadership Performance Management Relationships Trust Poor Performance

Rising Above the Mob: 5 Leadership Lessons from 1 Hawk and 3 Crows

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Don’t get distracted —Assuming your leadership behavior is driven by the right reasons, don’t get distracted by the critics in the mob and stay focused on your goals. Fear Leadership Relationships Servant Leadership Stress Success Teamwork

9 Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

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Attitude Commitment Communication Conflict Deception Emotions Engagement Leadership Management Performance Management Talent Management Firing an Employee Warning Signs of a Failing Employee“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.”. Oomph!

Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset. It is a mindset that is even more critical in today’s unstable world and is the sine qua non of crisis leadership. He shares these in Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff.

Is Leadership for You?

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You can learn a lot about leadership by observing good leaders and watching what they do. You can spend time thinking about how you would handle leadership issues. You can read books and blog posts and articles about leadership. Leadership Isn’t for Everyone. How to Determine if Leadership is for You. Reading about leadership and observing leaders won’t tell you enough. It’s an important part of leadership work. The post Is Leadership for You?

Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game

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E LEVATING your leadership game is a mindset. In Peak Leadership Fitness , author Timothy Tobin writes, “A leadership mindset is essentially the belief in yourself and your abilities as a leader. Leadership is an extreme test of performance, stamina, and endurance.

Scaling Leadership

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T HE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of leading in an increasingly complex world is that we will have developmental gaps in our leadership. The solution is to scale our leadership. Leadership must learn to scale itself, but not any kind of leadership will do.

Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics and leadership respecting differences respecting others unethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton We've seen selective respect too often.

June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided How to Revive a Brain Attacked by Stress. Bill Treasurer of Giant Leap Consulting provided Creative Leadership Inspires Inventive Results. Leadership.

Humble Leadership

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We tend to fall back on transactional relationships and rule-based leadership. Edgar Schein and Peter Schein call this Level 1 based leadership. What they advocate in Humble Leadership is moving to and developing an organizational culture based on Level 2 relationships.