Posts Tagged ‘culture’

8 Culture Building Questions

If you want to create a culture that fosters engagement, here are eight culture building questions to get you started. Answer these questions on your own. Ask your team members to answer them too. Then, get together and have a conversation about culture you have, the own you collectively want, and the gap you need…

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Questions to Avoid the Lawnmower Leader Trap

Being a lawnmower leader can hold your people back. Don’t get us wrong. A leaders job is to remove obstacles, but not every obstacle. Leaders should help their people, but not do the work for them. The difference can be subtle at times, but the impact is huge.  You can read our article on not…

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7 Gifts that Great Leaders Give to Their People

If you want to give  your team a gift of true value, give them the gift of a great leader.  No, this gift isn’t wrapped in a fancy package. There is no one moment of surprise as the ribbon is untied. This gift is parceled out in small ways, everyday. It won’t break the bank…

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6 Mentor Behaviors

Effectively mentoring someone is an honor. It can be terribly fulfilling, but it takes effort, preparation, and some well-honed skills. This tool highlights 6 behaviors of effective mentors. Use it to assess your current efforts and as a guide to help you to get better. The behaviors are: Motivator Coach Counselor Teacher / Advisor Sponsor…

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5 Behaviors of Win-Win Negotiators

Both Jamie and Patrick Leddin (aka Leddin Group) teach Negotiation classes at Vanderbilt University. We thought you might be interested in learning five key behaviors of win-win negotiations. Use these whether you are negotiating your next employment arrangement or trying to pick a restaurant with a friend for dinner. Below is a PDF version of the…

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5 Programs to Create Stars in Your Organization

Use this tool as you think about the programs you have in place to develop your people.  Arguably, these 5 programs are key to create STARS in your organization. If you want more information about these programs, check out this Leddin Group article. Here’s a downloadable PDF for your use.     Patrick LeddinI try…

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Engaging the Passion and Potential of Your People

Use this tool to assess whether you are engaging the passion and potential of your people. The tool is best used in conjunction with this Leddin Group article. Below is a downloadable copy of the PDF. Of course, we are always open to chatting with you about how best to use the tool.  Just click…

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5 Reasons to Craft Your Team’s Purpose Statement

Have you taken the time to craft a purpose statement for your team? If not, perhaps these 5 reasons to do it will get you moving in the right direction. Patrick LeddinI try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my ideas are spot-on, many are works in progress, and, admittedly, others…

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