Month: September 2011

Leading from Example: Delta Airlines

Many times I find that the best ideas for improving my leadership style and methods come from the example of others. And so it is beneficial to occasionally stop and look around to take in what others are doing that makes them successful. In his post today, author Art Petty wrote of his recent experience

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A Leadership Sandwich?

Have you ever heard the metaphor of the sandwich in regards to confronting a coworker? The idea is that you start and end the conversation with praise in order to make the negative bit easier to bear. But does this actually accomplish what is desired or needed? In his article today on the Leadership Training

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Positive Leadership

We all have downtimes and setbacks but as leaders, we are responsible to motivate our teams to perform. One of the best ways to do this is to practice positive leadership. Learn to spin what may first appear as a negative into an opportunity. On the LeadershipTraq blog, Mick Ukleja wrote a post today about

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Loving Where You Work

I was taken today by an excellent article on Fast Company.com’s leadership blog by Tony Schwartz. In the article, he discussed what makes a job great and what makes us love where we work. As leaders, not only does it matter to us what creates a great work environment for ourselves but also for those

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Coaching to Help Leaders through a Recession

We are all very aware that the economy is not looking so hot. As leaders, this affects us on a daily basis – in our attitude, our strategy and our decisions. So how can we cope in the chaos? DJ and Barry Mitsch wrote an excellent article today on the TrainingIndustry.com blog about dealing with

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Strength in Building Leadership Skills

We all know that gaining a skill takes work but it is that work that can make us the most successful. In her article on Insider’s Circle, Meredith Bell shared some insight in the strength that is necessary to be an effective leader and entrepreneur. You need to be strong as a person to make

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The Four Communication Skills Leaders Need Most

I have finally dragged myself back to reality and off of vacation and I have to share this great article I just found from Alan Weiss on his blog. Weiss shares the story that is probably pretty familiar to most of us of a server messing up our order simply because he/she wasn’t listening. In

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Leadership Links

Today I just wanted to share some interesting reads that I think you may find interesting. Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you have something fun and relaxing planned for your three-day weekend and don’t check that work email – take a real break! On the Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog – today they shared

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Taking the Time to Slow Down

“I’m great at multi-tasking.” This is something I have caught myself saying in many an interview or discussion about a potential project. But what does it mean to be great at multi-tasking? Does it mean you are going non-stop – jumping from project to project without taking a break to re-focus on what your overall

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