leadership development training


Mastering Difficult Conversations

January 16, 2017

As a leader, having difficult conversations is an inevitable part of the job. How you prepare for the discussions will directly impact their effectiveness. Before you conduct the conversation, you must assess whether it is a content, pattern, or relationship […]


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Coaching Attitudes, Behaviors, and Techniques

December 13, 2016

I get a lot of questions from my clients about help with coaching their people for success. I universally respond that the root of the issue the leader could be having with their direct report is either based in the […]


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Coaching: Crack the Success Code

November 28, 2016

A good rule of thumb for effective coaching is that it should make up about 35% of your management function. Coaching your people should ideally help you identify your constituent’s individual needs and corresponding performance improvement steps. Whether you are […]


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Creating an Effective Leader Development Program

October 31, 2016

My work has led me to some conclusions related to learning and development that will help any organization seeking to position itself for future success: 1. Leadership is Everyone’s Job. It isn’t just for senior managers; it needs to be […]


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3 Step Process for Delivering Feedback

July 20, 2016

You can avoid common feedback mistakes by learning how to easily communicate important information about performance to direct reports, peers or superiors in a way that helps them hear and understand exactly what you are saying. Here is an easy […]


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Leadership: Going from Good to Great

June 27, 2016

When I am talking with leaders in an informal setting, like a networking event or even something going on in my neighborhood, I consistently get asked one question: “What are the one or two things I can do differently as […]


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Holding Your Team Accountable

May 27, 2016

I continue to get questions about accountability. During some training with clients, I heard this complaint: “We have this 20 year employee and every time we give them a simple task they fail to accomplish it and someone else has […]


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Are You Working IN or ON the Business?

April 22, 2016

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. — Stephen R Covey Are you leading your business, or is your business leading you? Are you Working IN or […]


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Leading with Empathy

March 29, 2016

Empathy Definition: The feeling that you understand and share another person’s experiences and emotions: the ability to share someone else’s feelings. Empathy is valuable in the workplace. Most of us work on teams. We must be able to foster productive […]


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Leading with Vision

February 29, 2016

One of the five practices of an exemplary leader is to inspire a shared vision. A great definition of vision is: An ideal, unique image of the future for the common good. When talking to leaders, they often get mission […]


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Modeling the Way Through Company Values

December 15, 2015

One of the five practices of an exemplary leader is to Model the Way. Model the Way is the easiest practice to understand and grasp, but can be one of the harder practices to execute (especially in stressful, tense work […]


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Executing Tough Decisions

November 23, 2015

Once in a while, great companies have to execute tough decisions. Sometimes these tough decisions are things like: Work force layoffs, cutting expenses, freezing wages, suspending bonus etc. These decisions are meant for the greatest good of all employees and, […]


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Tips for Increasing Accountability

5 Step Process to Gain Accountability

August 26, 2015

Accountability continues to be a very valuable topic today for my clients. They tell me there is real confusion on the topic and quite honestly far too little accountability being executed in their companies. I am going to discuss a […]


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Leadership Doesn’t Happen Without Courage

August 28, 2014

Leadership doesn’t happen without courage. Courage is having strength in the face of perceived pain or grief. There are a few things about courage I have observed in my study of key Leadership principles. First, courage is a skill that […]


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6 Strategies for Turning Adversity into Opportunity

June 30, 2014

The definition of adversity is: A state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune. Adversity can bring out the best in organizations and individuals; they can also bring out the worst. The following are six strategies that can […]


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6 Tips for Leading With Vision

April 30, 2014

Vision is often confused with mission so let me quickly explain. Mission is “What is my business and why does it exist”. Vision is “Where do I see my business going”. A great definition of vision is “An ideal, unique […]


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Micromanaging or Hands Off?

September 27, 2013

Often times when talking to those who are led by someone else I hear words of frustration like: “My boss gave me a project and he is constantly looking over my shoulder, almost daily asking me questions about status and […]


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Articulating Vision

September 12, 2013

I attended The Leadership Challenge International Conference. Trainers, consultants, and companies engaged with the timeless work of The Leadership Challenge gathered from all over the world in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was a great two days of sharing and learning at […]


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