Category Archives for "Improve"

Do You Lead From Your Values?

Values is a topic not that often talked about but one that plays a huge role in behavior and results. Because values are personal, and not always clearly defined, they remain an important but under-discussed and under-appreciated part of who you are as a person and as a leader. This post is meant to get […]

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10 Top Trends Shaping Corporate Training & Development

While most senior executives recognize the importance of developing leadership talent, their leadership development efforts often are not connected to their strategy processes. This disconnect prevents organizations from identifying and enacting wise strategies. A leadership strategy is needed to unleash the potential of individuals and groups throughout the organization if they are to achieve success. […]

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6 Drivers for Better Leadership

No one tells you how to be a good leader. Sure, some of us are hard wired differently, but leadership is not something one is born with. It takes understanding and working on your skills consistently and learning from your mistakes. How does one become a leader? What is a leader? Robin Sharma’s book, You Don’t […]

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How A Leader Can Be An Effective Coach – The First Step in Preparing to Coach Someone

So you are a leader and you’ve come to the crossroads for a coaching opportunity with a fellow associate. Terrific. Clearly you have developed trust with this other individual and that is a great thing. Your ability to create a safe, supportive environment that produces ongoing mutual respect and trust is paramount in any relationship, […]

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Tips: 3 Ways to Focus on Leadership – Today

Leadership Vision – Perhaps this may seem obvious, but a clear vision is what creates the context, motivation, buy in, and clarity around the goal(s) to be achieved. If leaders have a “big picture,” but lack a true leadership vision that drills down to the executable details, it can create uncertainty and ambiguity as to exactly […]

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How Can Your Hobbies Help You Be A Better Leader?

Outside of our professions, and the leadership skills they require, we all have personal interests and hobbies. These diversions can help us lead a balanced life. For one person, those interests might be reading, exercising or golf. For another, gardening, cooking, photography, running, playing games or doing crossword puzzles. No matter what it is, spending […]

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Why Do Professional Relationships Go Sour?

As a corporate leader, creating effective, respectful, and proper connections is a critical ingredient for success, and connecting is one of four training silos of leadership development featured in A Better Leader. Unproductive and ineffective connections can cause incredible frustration, worry and unproductive results. But frustrating does not begin to describe the feeling when a […]

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