A Leadership Lesson 17 Years in the Making

Cicadas are about to make their presence known across large portions of the United States including Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. This batch has been dormant underground for 17 years, but now they are starting to emerge as part of their standard lifecycle. Along with their emergence comes the accompanying noise visual display. As the…

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Tool: 3 Leadership Behaviors that Work

I’m excited to share our latest free leadership tool. Do you want to be a more effective leader? I’d recommend that you embrace three leadership behaviors that work: Recognize people as individuals Invite people to participate in something bigger than themselves Create positive memorable experiences We release new tools every week.  Get 60 in your…

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TOOL: 3 People-Centric Actions of Great Leaders

Regardless of your industry, function, or any other aspect of your role, if you want to be a great leader, you must be people-centric. Here is a tool outlining three people-centric actions to help you to be more successful. Recognize people as individuals Invite people to participate Create positive experiences Download the free tool below.…

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Great Leaders Keep People, Not Things, at the Center

What started as a small project that my wife, Jamie, and I worked on in our spare time quickly turned into a viable business. We both quit our jobs and went all in on the new venture. Eleven years later, we had offices in three states, amazing team members, and an enviable list of loyal…

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5 Reasons to Craft Your Team’s Purpose

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.  Listen to an expert on purpose, Brad White of Brighthouse a BCG Company, as he shares his thoughts on finding and putting to use your…

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4 Ways to Build Trust on Your Virtual Team

In today’s world, nearly everyone is working from a virtual location. Don’t forget that building an effective team takes time and energy. Here are 4 things you can do to get it right. 1. The Virtual Work Environment is NOT an Excuse In 1971, Albert Mehrabian published Silent Messages. The book implies that the message…

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10 Ways to Make Work a Winnable Game for You and Your Team

Within each of us there seems to be a ‘game on’ switch that is hardwired in our DNA.  For some of us the switch is more easily flipped than for others. When activated in the workplace, this switch can dramatically increase employee engagement. To throw the switch and drive engagement, leaders must make work a winnable game.…

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How Your Next Great Idea Can Hurt You as a Leader

Sometimes a leader will start an initiative with the best of intentions, but lack the resources, focus, or energy to see it to fruition. These are projects that seemed like a good idea in the moment, but they never should have started in the first place. They are the ones where not only is the initiative…

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4 Ideas to Building Real Trust on a Virtual Team

Building a high trust team is tough, especially when you work virtually.  Use this tool to help you and your virtual team to move things in the right direction. If you want to learn more about how to build trust, check out my podcast interview with the author of the NYT Bestseller The Speed of…

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