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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Four ways to move beyond berating yourself

Good, kind, empathetic leaders (yes, they’re out there!) are especially vulnerable to having negative self-talk. This can take the form of ruminating and spinning about things they inadvertently did or didn’t do to others. Does this sound like you? Berating yourself for something you’ve done in the past can’t help you to move forward. You’ll […]

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Listening to make a difference

I have been obsessed with the simple act of listening for a long time. Not because I’m good at it (I’m not) or because it’s an essential part of my craft (it is). I’ve always known that my preoccupation has to do with the fact that like many of you, I’ve recognized that the times […]

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What it really means to be a strong leader

  For many, a “strong leader” may equate to tough, forceful, and powerful. Although there are situations that call for this kind of leadership, there are a select (and few) times when these qualities are necessary. Strong leaders are needed in our world and our organizations, and their strengths should shine through in the way […]

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Your discomfort is whispering to you

With the scariest of holiday seasons behind us, it’s time to talk about fear. Not the running-away-screaming variety, but the smaller, uncomfortable kind that you may avoid in our workplace like: Having difficult conversations Giving honest feedback Asking for feedback Speaking truth to power Making a sincere apology Being honest about your vulnerabilities These are […]

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