Tag: 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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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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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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Ask and Listen

How often do you put words in someone else’s mouth? Give them a reason for their actions without asking their real reason? I know I have been guilty of this before. It can be a small matter but it can cause a large amount of conflict if aggravated. In a recent post from Guy Harris,

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How to Solve the Problem of a Horrible Boss

You may have heard about the recent film called “Horrible Bosses” that was released last weekend. In the film, the premise is that a few guys have terrible leaders who take immoral and unethical actions and the only solution that the guys come up with is to kill their leaders. Can this really be the

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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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