Tag: skill building

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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Practice Makes Perfect

We’ve all heard this before – “practice makes perfect”. Usually the adage is applied to playing an instrument or a sport or something of that nature. But have you ever applied it to your people skills as a leader? Leadership skills, like athletic or musical skills also need to be honed. In a post on

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A “Little” Help for Women in Leadership

Ever look around for tools to help you as a woman in a leadership role? It just so happens that those tools are all around us and they aren’t always just skills to build. Sometimes they even come through technology! In an article on the Fast Company Leadership blog, Belinda Parmar highlighted some great apps

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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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Company Culture overcoming Leadership

Have you ever worked in a place where the culture is so important that everyone becomes almost lemming-like? Though a company’s culture is extremely important, it is also wise to stay in touch with reality and not be overtaken by the influence of the all-powerful culture. On the Leadership Training blog, author Bill Stinnett wrote

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Leadership Skills: Presenting

In today’s post I will review an article that resonated with me because, frankly, I have a presentation to give this week and it’s making me a bit anxious. Reading this article gave me some great tips on how to master this inevitable occurrence that we come across as leaders – the dreaded presentation. On

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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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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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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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