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[New Webinar] 5 Ways To Build Presence

Do you have it? Do they have it? Do you (and those you lead) command the room, leave a lasting impression and inspire a sense of trust in others? If there were a way to help you and your people show up every day confident and decisive – able to build strong relationships, communicate effectively,…

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Are You An Obnoxious Leader?

Lisa Martin blog post Presence vs Obnoxiousness

Sometimes people think they have presence, when in fact, they are exuding something else entirely: obnoxiousness. I know you may not think this is you – but most obnoxious leaders aren’t aware of how they appear to others. Obnoxiousness is on a spectrum – it can appear in small or medium-sized doses that are totally…

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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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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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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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