Communicating in Tough Times

Leading in tough times requires effective communication. This week’s leadership tool outlines 3 communication behaviors that you should embrace when moving through uncertainty: 1. Be proactive; don’t allow the story to overtake your message. 2. Be appropriately serious; don’t come across flippant. 3. Be open to feedback; don’t create an environment where people won’t speak…

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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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A Great IDEA to Help Create Engagement

There is a strong likelihood that your organization has a process in place for individual contributors to establish annual performance goals. My experience suggests that there is an equally strong possibility that your process falls a bit short. – Sometimes we overcomplicate things leaving employees feeling compelled to complete the process regardless of its value.…

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A Strategic Framework, the PIE Chart

Here is a simple visual to help you think through the main components of developing and executing strategy. Below is a downloadable PDF of the PIE chart. Patrick LeddinPatrick Leddin, PhD is a sought after writer, speaker, and global leadership consultant. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and…

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8 Self-Reflection Questions Every Leader Should Answer

Great leaders take time for self-reflection to ask themselves and honestly answer these eight questions. Click here for an article that shares more on the subject. Patrick LeddinPatrick Leddin, PhD is a sought after writer, speaker, and global leadership consultant. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast,…

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