The work relationships you need to pay more attention to

Through years of interviewing leader’s stakeholders, I’ve noticed a tendency for leaders to put a lot of effort into developing relationships with their boss and their direct reports. But they may neglect a group of important stakeholders: their peers. This can result in these peers misunderstanding or having conflict with the leader in question. So, […]

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Leadership IS personal

Robert was well known as an executive who would go ballistic for the smallest of transgressions by others. He seemed to take everything personally, and often blamed the messenger who reluctantly carried any bad news into his office. I often heard him yelling and swearing so loudly at someone that you could hear every word […]

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When to work with an executive coach

You hire a plumber to fix a plumbing problem. You hire a doctor to deal with a health issue. Likewise, you need to hire a coach for the right reasons. Otherwise, working with an executive coach can be a waste of effort. An executive coach can help you to realize your full potential. However, working […]

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Eight selfish reasons to be a humble leader

“Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues” ~ Confucius Humility in leadership has become a more visible trait for leaders to have in the wake of public leaders who don’t seem to exhibit it. It is an important quality since it allows leaders to be open to ideas that aren’t their own, encouraging more creativity […]

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