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Take Charge of Your Career Like a Boss

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I train a lot of managers. One thing we cover is to NOT take for granted what employees understand about their jobs. You’ve probably heard me preach about the importance of one-on-one meetings and how they can be used deliberately for this purpose. Here’s just a snippet of what I suggest to managers that they » Read More

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Are You Playing Enough?

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Following is a guest post from Rich Largman.  I have collaborated with Rich for 15 years of working with clients.  He is also my personal coach and one of my dearest friends. It is my pleasure to share his insight with you here. We’ve all heard the familiar scoldings growing up such as… …Quit fooling around. » Read More

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Stop It!

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We have them. Bad habits. Things we know we should not do anymore. Things that hold us back. Things we allow to limit us. How can we quit doing these things and move forward. It’s pretty simply, actually. Just stop it. Read more

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Great Work = Great Career Development

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What actually contributes to great work? What questions should be asked? How should connections be expanded? How do we go about growing together? How do we set ourselves apart as “the best”? Read more…

The Motivated Leader: Three Strategies for Your War Story

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Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. -Marcus Aurelius    On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who gave of themselves in service for the fight of freedom. Their narratives of leadership, heroism and sacrifice, or war stories, can yield lessons on » Read More

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It’s Not A Gap Year! It’s An Education.

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Education is learning languages: the languages of words, music, math, art, chemistry, biology, etc.  Education is learning paradoxes … and oxymorons.  So let me highlight an oxymoron that is damaging our kids’ education:  Lifelong Learning and Gap Year. If we truly believe in Lifelong Learning, then we have to believe that Gap Years are not Gaps…and we have to use a » Read More

3 Tips to Deliver Bad News Like a Leader

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Clients often come to me when they have to deliver what they considered “bad news” to an employee. It might be something like: Her job is changing and she doesn’t have a say. He has this behavior or performance issue that is starting to cause a serious problem. You’re giving her a performance rating she’s » Read More

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Digital Project Leadership – “Re-Imagining the Client Experience”

With the technological advances that occur every day, it is important that Project Leaders stay on top of these changes by developing a “Digital Project Leadership” mindset to stay relevant. The one-size-fits-all approach no longer fits, so as clients’ needs change, so should the ideas and solutions offered to each client.  “Digital Project Leadership” is » Read More

How Do You Thrive in Ambiguity?

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Thriving in Ambiguity

The question was sparked by Alli Pollin in her blog post entitled Personal Leadership: Thrive in Ambiguity. From here, we engaged our Lead Change Google+ Community to get their perspective on the following questions: How do you thrive in ambiguity? On what leadership skills do you lean? Leading Through Ambiguity Highlighted below are snapshot insights » Read More

Crowdsourced from Our Instigators: What Are You Giving Away?

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“We give energy, even life, to our world when we take the best of who we are and give it away.” ~Mike Henry, Chief Instigator of the Lead Change Group. Inspired by this quote, I asked our instigators the following questions: What is the best of who you are? How are you giving it away. » Read More

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