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Integrity is Foundational to Leadership

Integrity is Foundational to Leadership

In May of 2005, Andy Roddick, one of the top tennis players in the world at the time, was a favorite to win the Italian Masters tournament. Early on, Roddick’s skill was on full display: He beat his opponent Fernando Verdasco in the first set. He was winning the next set too; on the match point,...

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6 Habits of People-Centric Leaders

6 Habits of People-Centric Leaders

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to executive leaders about how they run their businesses. I’ve noticed something interesting in these discussions: Even though there’s universal agreement that business success is centered around finding the right employees, many leaders use a...

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Let’s Call It a Retention Review

Let’s Call It a Retention Review

We have all heard about the Great Resignation. The notion that many people are leaving their job or not returning to work has been a persistent theme of 2021 and 2022. There are any number of theories as to the cause of this trend: Pay scales were too low. Government benefits were too high...

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How to Gossip Like a Leader

How to Gossip Like a Leader

Everyone gossips. Slander and backstabbing are destructive, but there’s a healthy side to gossip. When you say, “Your reputation precedes you,” you acknowledge the power of gossip. Gossip is one reason businesses grow or fail. Researchers define gossip as talking about someone who isn’t present....

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Three Ways to be Ready to Lead

Three Ways to be Ready to Lead

Show up like a kid peeking over the fence. Better to live on your toes than stumble back on your heels. Successful leaders are prepared for action. They show up READY.Three ways to be ready to lead: #1. Ready to say YES: Consistent results require stable environments. ‘No’ protects the status quo;...

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Five Leadership Strategies for Thriving In 2022

Five Leadership Strategies for Thriving In 2022

Every week brings more reminders of how unique and challenging a time we are living in. How and when will things stabilize? It’s becoming harder to know which indicators to trust. Momentum around the vaccines has been met with increasing concern over Delta and now Omicron. Lately, it’s a tough...

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How to be a Good Leader in 2022

How to be a Good Leader in 2022

With the new evolving landscape, it is more important than ever to be a good leader to retain employees and keep them happy. With the new year coming sooner than later, now is a great time to consider additional steps that you can take to improve your leadership skills. That said, according to the...

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3 Ways to Keep Your People from Burning Out

3 Ways to Keep Your People from Burning Out

Encourage people to speak with trusted peers, check in on them, and approve their solutions to stave off burnout. With the Covid-19 pandemic poised to begin its third year, business leaders face a host of significant challenges. Among the most significant is that in many industries demand exceeds...

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How to Have the Difficult Conversations Most Leaders Hate

How to Have the Difficult Conversations Most Leaders Hate

It wasn’t my first difficult conversation as a manager, but it was one of the toughest. At the time, I was working as a consultant on a program for a large, household-name company. The team I led consisted of project managers who oversaw lots of data specialists and other technical types, all...

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