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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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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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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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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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The Hard Truth About Leadership

In business, some say the most effective leaders are those who bring about maximum financial results. Others would point to charismatic, larger-than-life CEOs who inspire followers with vision. Still others would say effective leaders are high in emotional intelligence, skilled at making tough decisions, focused on execution, and strong in building trusting relationships to achieve and […]
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3 Critical Factors to Develop and Engage Employees

How many of your employees are truly engaged? Perhaps we should stop asking this question, and start asking what we’re doing to develop and advance employees. I wrote about three critical employee engagement factors Julie Gebauer identified in a Global Workforce Study conducted a few years ago. Employees must have: Opportunities to learn, grow and advance […]
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