Category: Listening

New Year, New Leadership Skills

A new year brings new challenges but it also brings new opportunities – especially new opportunities to better yourself. Each of us, as leaders, is constantly striving to find how we can be better and more effective in our leadership. On the Leadership Training blog today, author Scott Seroka posted regarding four great ways we

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Taking Ownership

A certain element of leadership has really been on my mind today. The element of taking ownership not only of your mistakes but of your problems. Too many times we push our problems onto others and blame the situation on something they are doing. In some cases, it may be a problem that is a

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What a Leader Should Never Say

As leaders, we expect that our employees, our team members, will listen and take value in what we have to say. By that same note, we need to make sure that what we are saying is actually of value and is helping those people be better at what they do and at who they are.

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Great Reads for Thursday Nov. 3rd

As you know, I usually review one article per post but today I have read so many that I want to share links to them all so you can enjoy as I have. There is a lot to learn out there. Grow from these wise words… “Refocus on People” from Dan Rockwell on the LeadershipFreak

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Changing Yourself to Deal with Difficulty

As leaders, but even just as workers in the “real” world, we all experience difficult situations that make us react negatively. Is it as easy as think positive thoughts to deal with those situations? Blogger Tony Schwartz wrote today on the Fast Company leadership blog about the ways we can change ourselves in order to

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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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Questions: Do They Help Leaders?

in·ter·ro·gate [in-ter-uh-geyt]  verb  – to ask questions of (a person), sometimes to seek answers or information that the person questioned considers personal or secret. How often do you refer to asking questions of your employees as an interrogation? I know I don’t because to interrogate tends to have a negative connotation and I do not

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Four Ways to Lead with a Purpose

Echoing the thoughts of my post yesterday, today I enjoyed a post by Michael McKinney on the Leading Blog about leading with a common purpose.  As leaders, we all know that it is easiest to get real work done and make a real impact if we have everyone on board with us on our strategy

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Resolving Conflict Starts with Listening

Isn’t it nice to have a vacation every once in a while? Especially one where you can unplug completely. Ahh…ok, but now I am back. Today in my reading I got to enjoy this excellent post from author Lisa Earle McLeod on the Keith Ferrazzi blog. In the post, Lisa gives some tips for defusing

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Innovate to Grow

Innovation. I don’t know about you but when I read that word, I think of Steve Jobs. Maybe I am just a Mac-head but Steve Jobs and Apple, Inc. are prime example of innovation and the success that comes from constant improvement and striving to find the next big thing. On the Gordon Training International

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