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TGIM

TGIM

A positive attitude is infectious. Do you TGIM? Why not start the experiment today and continue it for the rest of the summer. Here is what it meant to one leader. This is a leadership lesson for everyone.

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2 Free Resources to Learn and Grow as a leader

2 Free Resources to Learn and Grow as a leader

Learning + Doing = Growth. In an effort to support committed people-centered leaders here are my two articles on creating and managing gaps as leaders. I also include links to other favorite reads, and all of these are great summer reads because they are easy reads.

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People-Centered Leadership

What is it anyway? Similar to Ken Blanchard's Situational Leadership style, People-Centered Leadership (PCL) views leadership as an influence process which involves working with people to accomplish both their goals and the goals of the organization. PCL is about...

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Trust and Leadership: A FREE learning activity for your leaders this summer

Trust and Leadership: A FREE learning activity for your leaders this summer

Trust and Truth. The two things I believe leaders need to be building and leveraging every day. Now it is supported by research and tied to behaviors every people-centered leader should be focused on practicing. Here is a free study guide for a group of leaders to use to read the article and translate it into action. My core value is Learning + Doing = Growth. This is a gift for you that I guarantee will have an impact on your effectiveness as a leader.

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Getting beyond the superficial as leaders: 2 Tips

Getting beyond the superficial as leaders: 2 Tips

Superficial relationships tend to focus on the obvious and inspire nothing new. Leadership can be lonely, and yet I see leaders creating this condition by staying superficial. Here are two tips for moving beyond the superficial.

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The power of PAUSE: Two tips for practicing it today

The power of PAUSE: Two tips for practicing it today

How effectively do you hit the pause button? Too often leaders think pause = weakness. The reality is pause creates space for effective teamwork. Here are two tips for practicing it today and some wisdom from Seth Godin about why it is so important. It is a critical skill for people-centered leaders.

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My Leadership 7: What’s on your list?

My Leadership 7: What’s on your list?

What are the 5 to 7 books that shaped you as a leader – at work and at home? While I have some great business books on my list, the ones I revisit most are those that have shaped me in all phases of life. I would love to hear yours.

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Making Succession Planning LESS Scary – 3 Reflections from my Key Note

Making Succession Planning LESS Scary – 3 Reflections from my Key Note

Addressing succession planning effectively requires a shift in perspective: from viewing it as an HR-driven process to a leader-driven, talent-focused process that can also be used to plan succession in key roles. Here are reflections from a recent key note workshop I led, and all of the materials I used to equip leaders to go back and lead the process with their people.

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The Team Member Fact Sheet: 3 Barriers to Using It

The Team Member Fact Sheet: 3 Barriers to Using It

So you are setting up your yearly leadership retreat or quarterly EOSĀ® planning meeting and you want an activity for leaders to get to know each other. There is resistance to any ‘squishy’ or ‘kum ba yah’ activities. Here are the 3 most common forms of resistance I see when the Team Member Fact Sheet is mentioned – and how to move through them.

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People-Centered Leaders – Read this article!

People-Centered Leaders – Read this article!

People-centered leaders know the importance of having their talent (people) engaged in their work. Easy to say, but not simple to do. Here is the neuroscience behind engagement – a must-read for people-centered leaders and EOS leaders.

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