Category: Relationship Development

Leaders Build, Not Tear Down

Today, my favorite read had to be this article by Meredith Bell about being critical of other people, especially those that you work with. If you tend to think or speak critically about others, there’s something going on within you that needs to be examined. There is some aspect of your own self that you

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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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Sticking to the Facts

How many times have you assumed the reason behind someone else’s actions? I know I do this all the time but, in reality, how do I know what they are thinking or what their motives are? I don’t. But I do know how their actions affect me. In Bill Stinnett’s latest post on the Leadership

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Let’s Hope Hard Work will Work

On the Management Excellence blog today, Art Petty wrote about all the different things that we like to rely on occasionally as leaders. Sometimes it is luck, sometimes it is hope, sometimes it is magic – but does any of that work? What is better to rely on is hard work. Hard work, common sense

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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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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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Showing Your Appreciation

As a leader, it is vital that you show your appreciation for the accomplishments and work of those you lead. In his post on the Fast Company Leadership Blog, Shawn Parr discusses how having this spirit of gratitude in your work can not only create more happy workers but a more happy you. After “I

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