Category Archives: Executives

How is Your EQ?

Being an effective leader takes a lot of work. To get the job done effectively, you have to understand how to get work done through others by planning, applying motivational theory, creating development plans, coaching, communicating and training effectively, providing improvement and reinforcement feedback and having a lot of patience […]

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DIY?

Taking on a project yourself appeals to anyone who thinks of themselves as creative, industrious, or simply wants to save some money. There is an entire DIY network that will give you a wide variety of ideas and steps to take on projects for almost every aspect of your home. […]

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Leading Change Right This Time

January is the start for many people to begin a new year with a fresh approach. Attractive goals have been articulated, written up, posted where they can be seen – and now it’s time to take those first steps to making them a reality. Additionally, new employees are frequently hired […]

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Are You a Royal Pain?!

For better or worse, behavior sends a message and some leaders have a blind spot when it comes to understanding how things look.

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Keeps Me Busy

When someone in an executive leadership position leaves abruptly, the CEO/Owner/President has some tough choices to make. Many are tempted to survey the organizational landscape, determine who appears to be the person on the team that is most likely to be promoted and offer them the opportunity to fill that open slot.

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Succession: Best or Worst of Times?

Each change brings with it both opportunity and risk, and few situations bring that as sharply into view as when you fill a position with a new hire. It begs the question – are you ready to leverage the opportunity?

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Get Cooking

Not only do executives have an unrealistic expectation about how long it will take new managers to get up to speed; new managers are putting absurd pressure on themselves to perform at ‘already know how’ to execute every aspect of the job in outstanding fashion.

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Grow Leaders

While not everyone can be a leader or should be a leader, there are things that leaders can do to grow leaders!

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Sick of the Staus-Quo? A ‘3 Legged Stool’ Approach Is Needed

Has your organization come to the point where the status-quo – that place where things stay the same — doesn’t feel competitive or energizing? Senior management tries to change and improve things. The successful ones may do it right or they may just be lucky. The problem with luck is that it is almost impossible to replicate.

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Boss’s Pet

I was coming to the close of a multi-session leadership development program for managers.  The span of experience in the room was a challenge:  some participants had never had any management training before; some told me that it was a refresher but based on the questions they asked it seemed […]

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