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How to Balance Independence and Inclusiveness

In my conversations with fellow leaders, I’ve learned that many people struggle with balancing independence and collaboration. Too much one or the other, and our leadership is out of...
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Unselfish Teamwork

True leaders can appreciate real teamwork and what it can accomplish, even when that example of true teamwork comes from the opposing team. So, Thunder lovers (and Spurs haters),...
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You Don’t Always Get a Gold Star

Can we overpraise? Is there such a thing as building up our teammates too much? I believe so. Leaders were never intended to be cheerleaders whose primary role is shouting...
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People Are Always Listening (and Learning)

What if the people you lead could only grow based on what they heard you say to others? What if people adopted the mood and outlook of your Facebook...
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Did You Lose Something?

If you lead people, you know that at some point or another a teammate is going to leave. If their performance and commitment were lacking, it’s probably a good...
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Confidence Busters and Builders

Confidence and competence: both are essential to our success as leaders. A person can be really good at what they do in part because they are so confident in...
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Why I Can’t Be Vulnerable with You

Have you ever felt like you put yourself out there with someone by being open and honest and vulnerable, only to get nothing in return?
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How to Identify and Develop Your Hi-Po Employees

Quit worrying about finding the smartest people. Stop searching for the perfect employees – the ones who have it all figured out, can work unsupervised, and demand little time...
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6 Characteristics of Passionate Employees

Are there people who do not have a passion for anything? Is passion an essential ingredient for a successful employee? Should our employees bring the passion, or is it...
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9 Symptoms of Leadership Groupies

Just about everyone has an inner circle. Hopefully your circle is made up of people with whom you are safe discussing topics and getting feedback. The people in your...
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