Three Critical Success Factors for Starting a New Job

You made it through the interviews and got a great job offer. The salary was more than you expected. Now it’s up to you to make this transition a success. We all know how critical first impressions can be, and you can be sure that everyone is sizing up the new employee and making an […]

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Four Magic Words that People Can’t Resist

In today’s flatter, team-based organizations, you must successfully engage others in order to benefit from their expertise and advice. However, in our aggressive, largely individualistic culture, we recognize that other people may be turf protective and reluctant to share information that appears to give another person an advantage. How, then, do we encourage others to […]

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Five Essential Leadership Behaviors

Keep your promises, follow up, and follow through Leadership today is increasingly about leaders who serve and followers who empower that person to lead them. Once the leader stops serving, the followers may cease to empower or recognized that person as their leader.  The result is wasted energy, lower productivity, and damaged morale. What a […]

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Admit your mistakes: #4 of Five Essential Leadership Behaviors

Some argue that admitting your mistakes can send a message of weakness or incompetence but a leader who can say “I was wrong” can increase his or her credibility five-fold.  People know that no one is infallible.  Often the followers see the leader’s mistake as it unfolds, so for someone to deny, cover up, or […]

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Show that you care about people: # 3 of Five Essential Leadership Behaviors

In a world where history happens before our eyes, and cataclysmic change has become the norm, most people are eager for wise, strong, and compassionate leadership—in our work, our organizations, and our governments. Atlanta-based consultant, Dr. Timothy Irwin points out that most leaders have a need for affiliation.  In other words, they require association with […]

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Behave consistently:  #2 of Five Essential Leadership Behaviors

Although leadership styles may vary widely, certain qualities seem particularly appropriate for today’s stressful and dynamic workplace.  We have all worked with the person who is a great mentor on some days, and on others, we are sure that her evil twin has taken her place.  Some people have a difficult time dealing with stress […]

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