Category: General Leadership

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Why You Should Speak Less and Listen More

Why You Should Speak Less and Listen More

When I was growing up, I remember feeling more uneasy when my parents got very quiet than when they were speaking loudly about their displeasure with something I or my brother had done. As a proponent of speaking up as an act of leadership, it is perhaps ironic that I learned at a very young age [...]

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5 Ideas to Help You Cultivate Leadership

5 Ideas to Help You Cultivate Leadership

The ultimate sign of an effective leader is that they are cultivating leadership in others. Sometimes this happens naturally. Yet, more often than not, if you want to cultivate leadership, you need to be intentional. Leading can be simple. In fact, committing an act of leadership can be as simple as committing an act of [...]

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How to Find a Mentor

How to Find a Mentor

Mentors come in many forms in our lives. They can be a teacher, a coach, a volunteer, a boss, a professional colleague, a neighbor, or even simply someone you meet unexpectedly who chooses to invest themselves in your future. Some of us are fortunate to have had many mentors along the way. Others have that [...]

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Five Steps to Breaking the Drama Triangle

Five Steps to Breaking the Drama Triangle

Michael Bungay Stanier is a coach and best-selling author whose passion is coaching organizations toward doing Great Work, instead of just good work. Here he shares some thoughts on improving communication and interaction with others, which can help all of us do more great work, no matter what our roles or job titles may be. We’ve all got our routines and habits, some [...]

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3 Keys to Ensuring You Make a Difference In Speaking Up

3 Keys to Ensuring You Make a Difference In Speaking Up

Communication can be messy and unpredictable -- which is why speaking up about things that really matter to you often takes courage. Unfortunately, just because you speak up doesn't mean you will be heard. Sometimes what you have to say lands on "deaf ears." Perhaps the person you most want to listen doesn't really want to [...]

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