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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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5 Ways to Become A Better Leader

The job of a corporate leader is to guide a team towards success, reaching specific goals. But in order to inspire and motivate that team, a leader must relate to individual team members and what drives them to excel. Leadership means creating an environment where team members also relate to one another. The ability to influence […]

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Leadership Lessons: 12 Vital Basics

Defining what makes a good leader is a little like defining what makes a good meal. Everyone will have their own opinions on it, none necessarily right or wrong. So how can we create a baseline for great leadership, allowing for all the variations that come with corporate culture, company objectives and even individual differences? […]

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Credibility Still Matters

One of the fundamental beliefs about leadership is that leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. Over the past 30 years, there has been plenty of research that consistently shows that the attributes people seek in leaders they are willing to follow are: honesty, competence, inspiration and the […]

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