Managing Talent

Leadership Books & Courage

Leadership Books & Courage

One of the best leadership books I read last year was Dare to Lead by BrenĂ© Brown. As I work with leaders through the EOS® process and as part of the LeaderWork program, I am constantly in situations where I see people display courage and speak/hear truth,...

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Let’s call it Trust Building, not Team Building

Let’s call it Trust Building, not Team Building

When I say team building, how many of you roll your eyes or audibly grown? It is a common response. Here is a story of how a challenge from a leader led me to an answer that will make team building go away and trust building take over for your team as a critical team health activity.

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Communication: One reality and three healthy habits

Communication: One reality and three healthy habits

Communication is a critical leadership skill. Here is one reality to frame the conversation and three habits that will become skills if leaders commit to them. People-centered leaders make communication a priority and focus on it daily. Listen . . . Lead. Repeat often!

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3 Tips for Getting Your People to Own Their Development

3 Tips for Getting Your People to Own Their Development

Seth Godin says “it is your job to figure out the path” and while most people will say they want to learn and develop, it is important that people demonstrate that ownership as part of the process. Not everybody is ready for it, and as a leader you need to spend your time with people that are ready. Here are three tips for testing individual ownership for growth and development.

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Powerful Questions

Powerful Questions

Great conversations start with a question. What if that question was a powerful question? Leaders that ask powerful questions invite themselves and the people around them to bring more of their heart and mind to their work. Here are four powerful questions to add to your script and resources to explore more.

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Wait Not – Waste Not

Wait Not – Waste Not

In the age of lean thinking waste has become a focus. While the focus is often financial and physical waste, the waste to our organization of waiting is often overlooked.

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Mind the GAP

How do leaders effectively manage their personal growth and the growth of their organization? It boils down to MIND THE GAP, and here is a keynote workshop I did for a group of economic development professionals in Michigan. It includes tools and techniques (including the Entrepreneurial Operating System) I use to help them Create / Manage / Own the GAP.

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How to win the Talent War – Part 3 – Be people-centered leader

People-centered leadership. Easy to say, and the capacity to do it will be tested when you commit to developing your people, because their career plans might lead them outside your team or organization. It is the time of year to make plans for 2016 – should yours be to increase your capacity as a people-centered leader? Here is a question that will help get that started.

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#peoplecentered #leadership – A Hashtag Does Not Make It So

What is leadership? How effectively am I leading? I believe great conversations start with a question, and here are the answers a group of leaders gave me during a recent presentation of my keynote workshop #peoplecentered #leadership – A Hashtag Does Not Make It So. It was a great conversation.

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