Tag: Leading Effectively

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3 Ingredients of a Great Meeting

3 Ingredients of a Great Meeting

Despite the rampant complaints about meetings that waste time and squander resources, the problem of too many poorly-designed and poorly-run meetings persists. An agenda isn’t the answer… The solution to bad meetings that has been touted for years has been to create an agenda. Except, even with an agenda, a meeting can still be a [...]

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Stop Giving Everyone Advice

Stop Giving Everyone Advice

Nat Greene is a business leader, author, and champion of great problem-solving. He helps smart people make radically better decisions. Here he offers some advice about helping those under your leadership learn to solve problems on their own–instead of always needing to ask your advice. When someone comes to you for advice, there is an incredibly [...]

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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. Here are 5 key ideas that can help you cultivate leadership in others: Leading can be simple. In fact, committing [...]

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Why Politically Correct Is Not A Four Letter Word

Why Politically Correct Is Not A Four Letter Word

Use the words “politically correct” these days and you get a lot of strong responses. It is an accusation of impropriety or inauthenticity, disguised by eloquently crafted and spoken words. Calling someone out for being politically correct is now akin to assaulting them with a choice 4 letter word – one that people welcome with [...]

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The Barriers to Connecting Effectively Through Communication

The Barriers to Connecting Effectively Through Communication

The ability to connect with others is crucial to your influence and to your leadership. tweet this Common wisdom tells us that being open, approachable, and authentic are key to connecting. It’s also critical that you listen well. Yet in the words of Brendan Burchard, “Common wisdom is not always common practice.” John Maxwell suggests that [...]

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