Month: June 2011

Renew your Focus on Strategy

“Will I have my job tomorrow?” I feel like I daily hear this question behind the dialogue I hear on the news, at work, with clients. We are living in a world today where with layoffs a-plenty and uncertainty around every corner. In order to rise above this constant worry, we need to focus on

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Mastering the Emotional

Work tends to be categorized – the technical aspect, the emotional aspect, the mental aspect – and many times we as leaders compartmentalize these aspects rather than looking at them together as a whole. Possible this separation came from our schooling where studies were divided into classes and disciplines and these divisions have just remained

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Feedback: How it helps you and others

When is the last time you received feedback? What did you do with it? How was it presented? Feedback is one of the most important parts of working well with others. To be able to give and receive feedback, whether positive or constructive, is a skill that should be constantly improved. In a recent post

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What is Your Personal Brand?

The post I’d like to share with you all today is from the Azzarello Group’s business leadership blog. A few days ago, Patty Azzarello discussed the importance of creating and managing your personal brand. You may already know a bit about branding from your work experience but in case you don’t – a brand is

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The Value of Women in the Workplace

Today I found an article on the Harvard Business Review titled “Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women“. I was immediately intrigued as I am a woman so anytime I see that there is research that adding women will help, I want to read more. The overall finding of the article was:

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Finding Purpose in Your Work

Today I read a post that I want to share with you all. It was by Jon Gordon on Michael Hyatt’s Intentional Leadership blog and concerned why we should have a purpose for our work that is more than just a paycheck or overall financial security. Many aim to make a difference in the world

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Approaching Internal Conflict as a New Leader

One of the hardest roles a leader can undertake is one of coming into a new company as a leader. When cultures and relationships are established, it can be difficult to find the best fit, especially as a leader. Time helps but how many of us have ample time to spend continually working on discovering

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Leading a Culture That Works

If you’ve worked for any established company (and I’m pretty sure you have), you know that culture is hard to change.  A company’s culture is engrained into the employees, processes and politics. Attempts to alter a corporate culture should be well-thought out and planned with contingency plans in place. Earlier this week Celeste Paradise posted

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Emotional Leadership

Now what do I mean about Emotional Leadership, you may ask. Is she talking about sitting around and crying with your employees? No, not exactly. I am referring to being a leader of your emotions and the emotions of the organization. In a recent blog post by Brian T. Flanagan on the ROOTSxHORIZONS blog, it

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A Change in Leadership

Imagine you work for a company whose leaders have a solid vision and strategy but they are not connecting with you or your colleagues. What do you do? Do you adapt because this is your job after all? Or do you fight for change? In a post by Rob Bier and Mark Powell on the

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