Monthly Archives: September 2018

Making the Best Leadership Decisions

Are you making the best leadership decisions? Sometimes, even the smartest leaders are not asking the right questions and they don’t have all the information necessary to make truly informed decisions. But an organization’s health is only as sound as its leader’s decisions. Some companies prosper from wise leadership directions, while others struggle after flawed […]
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Patience: A Leader’s Key for Growth

Most leaders I talk with agree that results, profits, and value for shareholders often take top priority. Everyone wants everything faster, including growth. But fulfilling a vision for an organization requires planning, risk, communication, commitment, motivation and engagement. It requires patience.
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Patience: A Leader’s Key to Positive Change

How is your leadership patience? In today’s fast-paced culture, it’s more important than ever. Ask any leader who has successfully turned around an entire organization. Successful positive change takes time. It takes endurance. It takes patience.
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A Leader’s Guide to Practicing Patience

Frustration happens. Ask any leader feeling the pressure of increasing goals and expectations. It seems everyone wants everything faster. But what I have seen distinguish extraordinary leaders from their broken or burned-out peers is patience; practicing patience separates strong leaders from weak leaders.
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Be a Courageous Leader:
Overcome Your Fears

Fears can take many forms: discomfort, incapacity, negative feelings, failure and self-criticism. And to some degree, they’re normal. But left unaddressed, fears make a leader ineffective and paralyzed. Courageous leaders overcome their fears; they learn from them, and put them in the past.
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Courageous Leaders:
Grace Under Fire

I love to see leaders who are skilled at receiving feedback, especially negative critiques. They are confident when challenged, maintaining grace under fire. It’s one of the aspects of courageous leaders that makes them so admirable.
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Courageous Leaders:
Building a Solid Foundation

Are you a courageous leader? One of the common aspects I’ve noticed about courageous leaders is that they all have a support network of solid relationships, which helps reduce fears and foster unity. Trusted and respected friends can offer critiques without causing offense. We know our friends won’t discard us, which diminishes any fears of […]
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Courageous Leaders: Gaining Confidence in Times of Uncertainty

It’s been said that courage has no benchmark unless one grasps the reality of fear. Fears are real, often strong and quite disruptive, but your response to them defines your leadership hardiness; it’s what defines courageous leaders.
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