Wake Up To Live Your Dream!

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In order to live your dream, you have to WAKE UP! Most people are sleep-walking through life, never becoming aware of why they are here and what they are supposed to do. WAKE UP to your dream! Don't just accept life as it has been given to you. Jump out of your comfort zone. Act decisively … [Read more...]

Leaders Are Continual Learners

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 We're pretty sure you've heard the quip that learning never stops. What about that leadership requires ongoing development? Effective (and successful) leaders adopt the mindset of being continual learners which better positions them to manage, communicate and lead through change, address problems … [Read more...]

Stress Relievers

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We received quite a bit of feedback on the topic of burn out and decided this was a good time to re-share some stress relievers from a prior tip. "Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose". --Maureen Killoran Most everyone … [Read more...]

Adaptive And Agile!

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During the last several years there has been a large push towards faster delivery and a more rapid deployment of solutions promoting innovation and growth. This is wonderful news for using a creative energetic process that permits out of the box thinking while increasing customer satisfaction. It … [Read more...]

Control Burn Out!

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We're guessing that most of us have either experienced feelings of "burn out" at work, and/or have observed it in others. We'll start by sharing a definition provided by Dr. David Ballard of The American Psychological Association: Burn-out is an extended period of time where someone experiences … [Read more...]

Are You Confident and Competent?

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We recently attended a graduation event for Leadership Journey attendees and a common outcome among graduates was a stronger sense of confidence, enhanced awareness levels, and sharpened skills. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in … [Read more...]

Leadership Tools

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As leaders, it's up to us to keep our skills, abilities and talents sharp, and it's also up to us to find and use the tools that will enable us to maximize our potential. "We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire.  Give us the tools and we will finish the job." --Winston … [Read more...]

Gender and Leadership

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Last week we shared some data about gender differences in the workplace, and asked your opinion about images and impacts of male/female leaders. We also asked if you would prefer to work for a man, or for a woman, and the reason why. Comments were provided by both sexes; here are some … [Read more...]

Does Gender Matter?

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We regularly talk about effective leadership behaviors, but have not discussed how/if the use (and success) of these behaviors is impacted by gender. Women make up more than 50% of the workforce, hold a little over 51% of management and professional positions, yet women in leadership positions … [Read more...]

Do You Effectively Delegate?

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Effective leaders are also effective delegators.   Why? Delegation frees time and provides an opportunity to develop others. As leaders, we frequently spend too much time doing tasks; we are working in the business rather than on the business.  As leaders we need to step back from the tactical … [Read more...]

Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

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Some people say leaders are born, others say leaders are made. Regardless of your position on this, leaders possessing certain behaviors and skill-sets obtain greater results and are more likely to have satisfied, higher producing, and more collaborative team members. As leaders we need to be … [Read more...]

Interview Preparation

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We're frequently told to have an updated resume on hand (not too hard, right?). But when's the last time you interviewed for a new job/position? Are you prepared? Preparation begins with anticipating what you'll be asked, and formulating your responses in advance. There's no way to be sure how … [Read more...]