Advice

How To Teach (Not Preach) As A Leader

The best leaders invest in their people. They don’t gab at their team as preachers – they guide them as teachers. They lead by example and create a learning environment for those who strive to grow in their roles. But how do you know if you’re teaching or preaching? Not everyone is a natural-born teacher, just as not…

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Why Leader-Led Learning Is More Fab Than Fad

In the world of leadership development, there are many trends that come and go, but leader-led learning (also known as leader-led development) isn’t just another fading fad, it’s an upward-moving trend that won’t be going away anytime soon. According to the CEB 2014 Learning Culture Survey: learning from non-learning and development sources is up 11%…

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No Longer Rockin’ It Old-School

A fundamental law of coaching is to focus on managing people and performance, not projects and tasks. Welcome to the polar opposite of old-school micromanagement. If you’ve ever found yourself the overseer of a massive, multi-colored spreadsheet itemizing other people’s tasks – it’s time to gently admit to yourself that you have some micromanagement leanings.…

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How A Lack Of Sleep Can Make You A Lousy Leader

According to a recent article shared by The Harvard Business Review, there’s a proven link between getting enough sleep and having adequate skills as a leader. And according to Arianna Huffington’s new book The Sleep Revolution, “more than 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended minimum seven hours of sleep per night”. The stats are consistent worldwide. Bottom…

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How To Shift From Stale To Strategic As A Leader

It can be easy to fall into a head-down, get-it-done zone at work. When you’re pressed for time and your plate is full, it can be difficult to see the big picture – to think strategically. In fact, you’re more likely to get bogged down with details – preoccupied with minutiae, and, quite frankly, you can become…

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Good Busy vs. Bad Busy

Spending time on things that suck your energy dry leads to what I like to call ‘bad busy.’ It’s the kind of busy that makes you wake up dreading the day ahead, wishing for an escape route to a different job. This kind of busy typically arises in one of two ways. One, you spend…

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Why Conversation Is The Key To Keeping Your Best People

At the heart of any thriving relationship is the ability to communicate with one another. Ongoing conversation allows for all thoughts and feelings to be put out in the open. After all, communication is the key to success. Often an employee’s decision to leave a company comes as a surprise to the employer. This is a sign of a lack…

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