What if you were curious?

Last week I listened to a client’s frustration over employees who had become complacent, moving slowly, dotting their “i’s” and “t’s”, following the corporate line. Unfortunately, this is a song and dance I’ve heard too often. This state of apathy kills organizations who are up against significant competition. I wondered out loud what has happened […]

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Why you should coach people

Organizations are increasingly teaching leaders to coach their subordinates (and sometimes each other). I want to believe that this isn’t a passing fad, because there are lots of reasons for leaders to learn how to coach others in the workplace. To be clear, the real definition of coaching has little to do with what many […]

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When you listen more

It seems so much of our lives are wrapped up in what we see with our eyes that we forget that what we hear is just as important – maybe more so. Leaders can always listen more, and the quest to do so often becomes a goal for many of the leaders I work with, […]

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Include others in complex decisions

You are smart and confident, traits that have helped you to be a successful leader. Yet these traits have a dark side that can work against you, causing you to be less effective. Some leaders have failed when they are certain their smarts will be enough, especially when situations requiring action are complex with high […]

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How to develop your intuition

The Oxford dictionary has a simple definition of intuition that I like: “A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning”. Intuition is the ability to quickly take different thoughts that may have slipped below one’s consciousness  and to put them together to create a decision, a direction, or […]

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