Monthly Archives: December 2018

People Skills:
Your Most Important Leadership Skill

As a leader, how do you bring out the best in people? Effective leadership relies on a blend of perspectives and skills, all aimed at bringing out the best in everyone through leadership skills, management skills and most importantly, people skills.
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3 Crucial Skillsets for Effective Leadership

Great leaders know that there are crucial skillsets to be mastered early in their career, and others that take time and experience to enhance—knowing the theory isn’t enough to be successful. I wrote about this in my last post, here. Effective leadership relies on a blend of perspectives and skills, all aimed at bringing out […]
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Defining Effective Leadership

As an executive coach, I am often asked to define effective leadership. It’s a complex topic, based on the challenges of human behavior—that varying, uncontrollable and often mysterious element that makes leading far more than following guidelines. Short answer: effective leadership compels people to follow a vision. Maybe the real question is, what makes an […]
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Leadership Perspectives: What’s Your Reality?

I’ve been writing about leadership perspectives and the three distinct ways leaders fail to use information efficiently. The third way is not wanting to see the truth.
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Sharpen Your Leadership Perspective

How do you sharpen your leadership perspective? All too often, I see leaders fail to use information efficiently, often ignoring what’s hidden from view. Understandably, information outside the forefront is harder to observe, but it may be the most critical to obtain. Details not initially obvious often have the greatest impact, and their elusiveness causes […]
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Your Leadership Perspective:
See with Clarity and Self-Awareness

A fast-paced culture requires precise planning, effective decisions and timely actions, all relying on dependable information. It calls for leaders who are able to spot holes in data, conceive solutions and analyze results; it requires a leadership perspective of clarity and self-awareness.
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6 Leadership Questions to
Overcome Information Overload

TMI: I hear this complaint frequently from my coaching clients. Bombarded with more information than they can effectively process, leaders often miss things that are “hidden in plain sight”. Information overload causes important facts to be overlooked. Leaders commonly bemoan how something so obvious wasn’t caught. In the fallout, outsiders critique these oversights and question leaders’ […]
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