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Beware of those who agree with you

Of all the people on your team, you worry the least about Alex. A quick glance at Alex’s nodding head and slight smile, indicates to you that you are on the right track in meetings. Alex is quiet, always seated to the side of the room.

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Does Your Board Micromanage?

Does your Board micromanage? Do you feel that they are making decisions that are the purview of management? Do you believe they are requesting information that they really don’t need or shouldn’t have? Are they interfering in operational matters? It happens.

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It’s Company Policy

“Bring Maggie in,” I offered, not betraying the struggle I had just resolved in my own mind. “Bring Maggie in to work with you.”
Maggie is a baby, a baby not yet weaned. The CEO was giving Maggie’s mom permission to bring her to work.

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Aptitude or Attitude? Choose?

It is so easy to hire and so hard to fire. Getting the wrong person in the job has HUGE implications for your organization, so think about your hiring practices: Source of applicants: Where do you get your applicants? An advertisement? Job sites?

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Feedback Fear

As a coach, I am asked to help executives correct behaviour that has resulted in serious personal and organizational performance issues. Typically, the boss will call me and point out the deficiencies and the problems that have ensued. And I will ask: “Have you told him (or her)”?

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My 2014 Wishes for You

1. May you have clarity of purpose
2. May you find what you seek, and may it truly bring joy to your heart
3. May you have delightful relationships with your team members and customers
4. May you grow as a leader, tapping into your potential and rising into your magnificence

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The Greatest Leadership Practice

The great man amongst men, a conquering lion, has been laid to rest after 95 years of a most difficult and amazing trod on this earth. There are few who cannot be inspired by Nelson Mandela’s demonstration of courage, integrity, strength, and resilience.

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