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The Danger of Unhealthy Expectations to Leadership

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Leadership is a privilege but it is also a decision. People choose to follow you or you make a choice to lead them. Anyone can become a leader but because of the so-called “big expectations,” many of us back off of the responsibility to lead. Leadership is not complicated. Rather it becomes complicated if we » Read More

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Thank You For Your Service!

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This is one of most honored posts I’ve ever ever hosted.  Lt. Col. Matthew Fritz is Director, Commander’s ActionGroup of NATO’s Air Training Command in Afghanistan.  Training a newly formed Afghan Air Force is the epitome in complex continual change management.  Matt has become a very dear friend, thanks to Angela Maiers, and fellow blogger at Switch & Shift.  I » Read More

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Keep Your Goals A Secret

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Like most people this time of year, you have likely set some new goals for yourself, your team, or your organization. Goals come in all shapes and sizes.  They may be personal or work-related.  Financial, health and wellness, career, or people-oriented.  Short-term or long-term. Lofty or low hanging fruit.  Whatever your goals, there is one » Read More

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The Odd Truth About Remote Teams

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When it comes to remote teams, absence can make results stronger.  Managed well, remote teams will outperform your co-located groups. My Remote Team Story I have been working in long distance leadership situations for almost 2 decades.  I have led many highly dispersed teams.  For most of my career I have not worked in the » Read More

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Vulnerability: The Core of Trust

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Trust is a key to accomplishment through relationships.  I’ve said before that trust lubricates relationships.  Trust provides the necessary ingredianets to enable people to work together as a team. Trust eliminates friction, gives room to move and enables everyone to perform at their best. Trust isn’t the only key to successful teams, but very few » Read More

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Delegate Desired Results, Not Activities

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Why is delegating so dang hard? If you’re anything like me, it’s truly not about relinquishing control that causes so much anguish, but rather the fear of leaving an unknown quality of work in someone else’s hands. Let’s face it, depending on others is scary, but it’s absolutely necessary for growth – yours and theirs! » Read More

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Is Different Better?

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Ok… here’s how it works.  First I tell you a story.  Then I ask you some questions.  Then you answer in the comment section.  It’s like a discussion where people exchange ideas, and we all learn something.  Perhaps you have heard of it before. It’s fun.  Let’s play. For a long time I was the » Read More

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When Leaders Aren’t Born

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Are Leaders Born Or Made? This is not an original question.  It has been debated for years in books, on line, and in both corporate and academic classrooms. But I would like to offer a fresh perspective. I had the pleasure of hearing Barry Posner, bestselling co-author of The Leadership Challenge, speak some years back.  » Read More

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Managers, meet with your employees to show you mean business

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When you try to have meaningful conversations with your employees, the outcome can be hit-or-miss. Let’s say you are interested in what motivates them and how they like to be rewarded. This is important and well intended, but they may not be completely open with you until they have more experience with you. Another way » Read More

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Employee Appreciation: Good Leadership Through Service

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Good businesses are run by good people. You can throw around as many buzzwords as you like, but when it all comes down to it, it is the people who make the company. A good leader recognizes that, and knows that whatever they do, they are nothing without their employees. In fact, the way that » Read More

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