Monthly Archives: October 2018

Common Traits of Problem-Solving Leadership

There’s really no escaping it: No matter how hard we try to be self-aware, everyone—including the best leader—has unproductive behaviors that are invisible to us but glaring to everyone else. I encounter this often in my coaching practice. Great leaders are known for their ability to discern real problems from run-of-the-mill difficulties, when to intervene […]
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Looking for Trouble:
Problem-Solving Leadership

Why do seemingly smart, fearless leaders fail when it comes to problem-solving?
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The Art of Leadership Persuasion:
An Honest, Positive Approach

A truly great leader creates loyal customers, engaged employees and inspires them to go beyond self-interest. Do you? I have been writing about this in recent posts. The crux of leadership persuasion is an honest, positive approach, involving everyone in the organization. People know they are valued and respected when their leaders are transparent, engage in two-directional communication, […]
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The Art of Leadership Persuasion:
Creating Loyalty

When it comes to the art of leadership persuasion, successful leaders know how to create genuine loyalty. They understand that most employees link their own motivation to a cause greater than themselves, and engage their employees in such a mission. Their employees have a stake in the plans, and see personal benefits. Conversely, employees who […]
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The Art of Persuasion:
How Leaders Persuade Us

How is it that some leaders persuade people to go above and beyond? And, why do some CEOs fail to inspire such dedication and loyalty? I believe it comes down to the initial requirement of unity and engagement. 
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Better Clarity, Better Business Decisions

 More doubt is the last thing you want when you are in trouble. ~ Daniel Kahneman When it comes to better business decisions, fact-finding and information management can be taxing, even for seasoned leaders. Emotions influence most thought processes, and leaders can be left with distorted impressions. When this topic comes up with my coaching […]
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Better Business Decisions:
Strategies and Tactics

I’m always intrigued to learn how great leaders have developed their business decision processes. We all too often see how even smart leaders can make the wrong choices. When this topic comes up in coaching conversations, we discuss three primary strategies to overcome decision-impairing barriers:
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Business Decisions:
Navigating Barricades and Blockades

  In my work as a coach, I have seen even the best leaders struggle from time to time with business decisions. Perhaps the most difficult are some of our own making: those innate traits that inhibit our decision-making process. Unfortunately, it tends to be easier to spot these traits in others. Ask anyone holding […]
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Leadership Challenges in Decision-Making

Whether you recognize it or not, you have two different modes of thought when a decision is required: intuition and analysis. A leader’s decision-making success hinges on resolving the balance between these two modes. React when necessary, but learn to shape your reactive thinking with as much analysis as possible.
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