Monthly Archives: November 2018

Misguided Leadership Perspectives:
Are You at Risk?

Taking a step back to reflect on the last year, what lessons have we learned from 2018? I see an alarming number of business plans fail when leaders ignore the facts needed to make sound decisions. Misguided leadership perspectives can be blamed on a lack of data, wrong data or the inability to understand relevance. […]
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Respect at Work: You’ve Earned It!

I’ve been exploring respect at work, and how we as leaders can be doing a better job demonstrating respect in the workplace, especially when employees have earned it.
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Respect at Work: Is It Everyone’s Right?

As a coach, I often hear people talk of the challenges of working with multiple generations. We have some pretty good research on how each generation sees the world and what motivates them. Bottom line, we all want respect at work. But is it everyone’s right?
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Respect at Work: The Role of Leaders

When it comes to respect at work, the role of leaders is clear: lead by positive example. I can’t emphasize this enough. It’s more than a suggestion. Leaders set the tone of the entire organizational culture by modeling acceptable workplace behavior.
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7 Indicators of Workplace Disrespect

You really don’t have to look far to see the high cost of workplace disrespect. Low morale, frustration and turnover are just some of the more obvious signs I see. People who feel they are not respected have less loyalty, creativity and effort. They disagree with each other and communicate poorly. Sound familiar?
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The Reality of Workplace Respect

The reality of workplace respect might surprise you. Consider this: Harvard Business Review research reveals that over 50% of people don’t feel respected by their leaders. Many employees find that disrespect is indicative of their work culture as well, and 25% of them claim that this is caused by a disrespectful leader as their role […]
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Problem-Solving Leadership:
Reduce, Redirect and Maximize

Is your leadership based on problem-solving? I’ve been writing about this in recent posts. All organizations have problems, requiring people with keen eyes and minds to solve them. However, problem-solving leadership can take a toll on organizations as frustrations grow and morale declines.
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Problem-Solving Cultures:
Innovative, or Toxic?

Having a problem-solving leader at the helm of an organization has its advantages: they are highly adept at spotting potential issues and unafraid to ask the questions no else wants to address. But not all of the employees I speak with agree. Working in a problem-solving culture can be toxic, pushing people beyond their breaking […]
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Warning Signs of Problem-Solving Leadership

It’s not always easy for us to see our blind spots, especially leaders who have been praised for their problem-solving abilities. They plan for trouble, are prepared when it arises and take on issues no one else wants to address. But taken to extremes, problem-solving behavior can wreak organizational havoc. Do you recognize the warning […]
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