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3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust

Building and maintaining trust is an issue that most leaders agree is critically important, but few have a plan to achieve it. A recent survey by YPO showed 96% of chief executives said building and maintaining trust was a high priority for their success, yet just 34% of the respondents said they had defined and […]

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Saving Face – How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust

Everyone wants to be respected and valued. As long as you have a heartbeat and breath in your lungs, you will have the desire to be appreciated, honored, and trusted in your relationships with others. We all want to “save face.” Saving face, the notion of preserving individual honor and dignity, is often associated with […]

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Do You See Me? A conversation among friends about bridging the racial divide

Who do you see when you look at a black person? Do you see a husband, father, wife, mother, son, or daughter? Do you see a businessman, tradesman, doctor, lawyer, scientist, soldier, or educator? Do you see someone with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and insecurities? Do you see a person who is very much like […]

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What is Your 6-Word Work Story for 2020?

Last year at this time, none of us imagined how much change we would experience in work in 2020? To get a handle on it, I invite you write a personal 6-word story to capture your work experiences in the first half of 2020. We may achieve a certain sense of comprehension or control over […]

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3 Keys to Becoming a Better Coach

Coaching has become a ubiquitous term these days in the field of leadership. It can mean anything from giving advice, teaching, encouraging, training, mentoring, or even using a specific leadership style that incorporates a defined set of behaviors. In her new book, Coach the Person, Not the Problem—A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry, Marcia Reynolds […]

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Learn, Adapt, & Transform Work for the Second Half of 2020

James Lawson-Miln, the head of internal communication for Poppulo, and I will offer a framework for responding to our challenges in learning, adapting, and transforming in a webinar June 11th at 11am EDT. Attend the webinar and stay for further conversation after the hour as we equip ourselves and our organizations to make the second half […]

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If You Build It, They Will Come – 4 Characteristics of Trustworthy Leaders

I miss baseball. By this point in the MLB season in previous years, I would have attended a few Padres games at PETCO Park (one of the best ballparks to catch a game, IMHO) and watched several more on TV. Instead, in the coronavirus lockdown world in which we currently live, I’ve had to make […]

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Learn for Yourself

Learning. I think we are too eager, busy, or naive to test learning through our own experience. We want a best case example and then imitate it or install it as plug and play into our organization. We readily hire outside consultants to tell us what to do and fall in love with their PowerPoint […]

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3 Important Things to Contemplate During These Uncertain Times

Whether you wanted it or not, you’ve likely had a lot more free time as of late.  Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash As COVID-19 continues to keep America — and most of the world — in lockdown, we’ve given up our nights out, our trips to the movies, and, for many of us, our standard work schedule. […]