Monthly Archives: July 2018

Positive Culture, Powerful Leader

It may seem near impossible to create a positive culture in the midst of negativity and discord; they have reached historic levels in our culture. Like a virus, they spread easily, even when unwarranted. But just as negativity causes myriad organizational troubles, positivity has the opposite effect. I read a study of CEOs that showed […]
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Leading Change: Your Pathway to Success

A hallmark of great leadership is adaptability, growth and leading change. I have seen it become a requirement in today’s constantly evolving business environment. Those who succeed create a compelling vision, develop an effective plan, allocate resources, train staff, and celebrate.
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Leading Change: 5 Steps to Success

We’ve all seen it: adapt or die. That’s why smart executives are adept at leading change. They understand how people make decisions (including the decision to change) and create a compelling vision. I wrote about this in my last post. Develop an Effective Plan Your next step is to develop an effective plan. Change has […]
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Leading Change: Why is it So Difficult
(and So Easy for Some?)

Is it possible to convince people to change? Many of the successful leaders I know will say yes, and leading change is much easier when you understand and practice a few key principles.
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Managing Your Quiet Boss

Have you ever tried to communicate with your boss and wondered if he or she has heard a word you said? Or cares? Ever had the courage to speak up… and had it go well? Managing your boss is not always easy, but they need your participation. Especially the quiet boss.
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Are You a Quiet Boss?

I’ve been writing about the pros and cons of a quiet boss. While there are many benefits in working for or employing a quiet boss, the uncertainties and challenges are costly. Fortunately, those who understand the quiet personality can help quiet bosses adopt more effective approaches.
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The Dangerous Dysfunction of a Quiet Boss

The quiet boss may see harmless in appearance, but look again: you’ll find indications of dangerous dysfunction. Ask anyone who has worked for a quiet boss.
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Pros and Cons of the Quiet Boss

Effective bosses know it’s sometimes best to leave people alone. When you ask frequent questions you interrupt people’s work. It’s annoying and ineffective. But bosses who are too hands-off create uncertainty and unanticipated challenges. I wrote about this in my last post, here. There are many pros and cons of the quiet boss.
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Longing for a Quiet Boss?
Be Careful What You Wish For…

Do you long for a quiet boss, one who’s thoughtful, reserved and capable of creating a peaceful culture? If you’re working for an ego-driven, obnoxious leader, you probably are. But be careful what you wish for: behind the deceptive façade, quiet leaders incite uncertainties and unanticipated challenges. I know, I’ve seen it happen all too often. […]
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