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Individual Challenges Should Be Addressed One-on-One

Avoiding conflict by addressing individual issues with the whole team prevents growth and ownership of the challenge.
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Catch Them Doing Good

“I don’t think I got a note today!” my preschooler confidently told me when I picked him up from school. Whether or not he had received a daily note...
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Redefine Perfect

Are you a perfectionist? If so, those feelings could cause you to mistrust the abilities of others. They may even keep you focused on the failures vs. the achieved...
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The Pros and Cons of Believing the Best

A couple weeks ago I blogged on the pros and cons of assuming the worst. (Yes indeed there are a few upsides to always waiting for the other shoe...
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When Grace Isn’t Grace Anymore

Some leaders have a very small tolerance for below average performance, mistakes, and employees who take a while to get in their groove. Other leaders enjoy helping the stragglers...
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Let Your Team Lead Your One-on-Ones

I can’t overstate the importance of having one-on-ones. Yet, I’m familiar with all the excuses we (me included) can find not to have one-on-ones…we’re too busy, we already talk...
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To the Leader Focused on the Five Percent

Oh, those uplifting leaders who never pass up an opportunity to recognize and celebrate every milestone and achievement! For them, encouraging teammates seems to come as naturally as breathing....
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3 Things Your Teammates Need That They Won’t Ask For

1. They need to know you believe in them. When was the last time an employee asked you to believe in him? Probably never. We don’t ask for our...
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How to Receive Unsolicited Feedback

Leaders often spend a lot of time talking about how we should give feedback. In fact, just next week I’ll be teaching a webinar on how leaders can conduct...
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Four Ways to Empower Teammates to Make Decisions

Teammates who aren’t empowered to make even the smallest decisions feel stifled and micromanaged. Yet many leaders don’t trust their teammates to make good decisions. So, where’s the balance?...
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