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Master Delegation – The Secret Ingredient

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Yes, But… If you’ve been a leader for any length of time at all, you know you’re supposed to delegate. You understand that you can’t achieve big goals on your own, that leadership is all about achieving results through relationships, and that when you delegate, you multiply yourself. You may know all that, but delegation » Read More

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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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3 Steps to Transform Your To-Do List

3 Steps to Transform Your To-Do List

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” – Bill Gates Change one year to one day and ten years to one year and the same applies. We tend to overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do » Read More

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Can You Delegate Leadership?

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I’m sitting here on my couch in my pajamas nursing a cold, wondering who is going to write this post for me. No one but me, that’s who. But it got me thinking… when you are not available to lead, who leads for you? We’ve seen it many times: a key player — who is » Read More

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How Will You Spend Tomorrow?

How Will You Spend Tomorrow?

My daughter posed a question to my husband and I over dinner one night: “If you knew you were guaranteed to receive $86,400 a day, at 12:01 am every day for the rest of your life, how would you spend it?” The only catch is that you must spend it.  You can’t save it in » Read More

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The Importance of Sacrifice for Leaders

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In this modern world there are not many who make the choice to become excellent leaders; there are many great politicians, executives and managers out there but very few choose to be excellent. Some of the greatest leaders only become this way due to sacrifices that they have made for others; this is something that » Read More

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Your Bad Boss Didn’t Intend to Be Bad (and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate)

Your bad boss didn't intend to be bad.

Do You Know This Person? Have you ever met an aspiring leader who says, “I want to be a horrible boss.” No? Me neither. I’m not saying there isn’t a random psychopath or two out there, but for the most part, if you have a lousy leader in your life: Your bad boss didn’t intend » Read More

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Set Boundaries for Your Success

Set Boundaries for Your Success

In a recent article on Halogen Software’s Talent Space Blog, Sean Conrad asks the question: “Is Working Less the Secret to Employee Productivity?” His question triggered my thinking about the power of setting boundaries to improve performance and fuel our success. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first to think that setting limits has anything to do » Read More

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The Mirror Test

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If you want to be successful leader, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in your life. This includes your accomplishments, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, your company’s successes and challenges. This is not easy for many people. Most of us have been conditioned to blame something outside » Read More

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What One Career Insight Would You Want a 20-Something to Know Now?

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Within the Lead Change Group, there are many diverse perspectives and experiences to tap. Millennials are the next generation up and they are a large and energetic group. Each generation has a responsibility, I believe, to embrace the young and old and learn from each other. With all this as background, we posed the question » Read More

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