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The Relationship Between Successful Leaders and Empathy

June 22, 2016

How often do you consider the role of empathy in a list of qualities of a successful leader? The research is proving a direct link between the two.

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Is Management What Your High Potential Employees Really Want?

April 23, 2016

Fast Company posted a thought provoking article about the Five Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Management Position.  If you are a senior leader responsible for developing emerging leaders, these are actually questions you should be using to talk with future managers about the move from an independent contributor role to a Manager.

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3 Simple Things You Can Do to Foster Accountability in the Workplace

March 16, 2016

There is a topic that resurfaces over and over again with leaders I coach that deserves a few basic reminders.  The topic is how to foster a culture of accountability. 

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Unlocking the Answers to Leadership Potential: a case study

March 01, 2016

Imagine you are a senior level leader who experiences these challenges:

  • You have to choose between 4 good internal candidates for a promotion and feel anxious about turning 3 of them down. After the news is broken to the unselected candidates you immediately send them an email offering to take them out for lunch and offer to help them with their development
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2016 Leadership Trends: Help Your Business Attract and Keep Millennials

February 23, 2016

In this recent blog post, I shared a compilation of research on how leadership is changing.  A trend was very evident that leaders are being expected to demonstrate a collaborative and empathetic leadership style.  Leadership trends are evidence of changes usually driven for a reason. 

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Successful Leadership Transitions: Self-coaching Tool #6: Prioritize

February 12, 2016

If you are a “next level” leader who is rising up into a role with higher levels of leadership responsibility, you must adopt new ways of thinking and acting, and more important, let go of old ways. This is sixth and last in a series describing 6 common pitfalls and key practices every emergent leader must pick up to cement their success based on best practices rolled into a framework called Rise Up™ Leadership Transitions.

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Successful Leadership Transitions: Self-coaching Tool #5: Unleash

February 06, 2016

If you are a “next level” leader who is rising up into a role with higher levels of leadership responsibility, you must adopt new ways of thinking and acting, and more important, let go of old ways. This is fifth in a series describing 6 common pitfalls and key practices every emergent leader must pick up to cement their success based on best practices rolled into a framework called Rise Up™ Leadership Transitions.

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Successful Leadership Transitions: Self-coaching Tool #4: Evaluate

February 02, 2016

 

If you are a “next level” leader who is rising up into a role with higher levels of leadership responsibility, you must adopt new ways of thinking and acting, and more important, let go of old ways. This is fourth in a series describing 6 common pitfalls and key practices every emergent leader must pick up to cement their success based on best practices rolled into a framework called Rise Up™ Leadership Transitions.

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Successful Leadership Transitions: Self-coaching Tool #3: Stretch

January 31, 2016

If you are a “next level” leader who is rising up into a role with higher levels of leadership responsibility, you must adopt new ways of thinking and acting, and more important, let go of old ways. This is third in a series describing 6 common pitfalls and key practices every emergent leader must pick up to cement their success based on best practices rolled into a framework called Rise Up™ Leadership Transitions.

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Successful Leadership Transitions: Self-coaching Tool #2: Influence

January 29, 2016

If you are a “next level” leader who is rising up into a role with higher levels of leadership responsibility, you must adopt new ways of thinking and acting, and more important, let go of old ways. This is second in a series describing 6 common pitfalls and key practices every emergent leader must pick up to cement their success based on best practices rolled into a framework called Rise Up™ Leadership Transitions.

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