5 “Must Haves”

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How much change are you observing in the workplace? The need for team work is stronger than ever; leading by intimidation is pretty much a thing of the past, the leader may or may not be the subject matter expert, and the need to collaborate is at an all time high. So, how is this working?  Quite … [Read more...]

Succession Planning

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What do you do when a key member of your team announces they're making a career move? Are you prepared to fill that position?  Can you readily identify the value and contributions that individual provided you and your organization, and do you have a replacement in mind? "The key to sustained … [Read more...]

MLK’s Leadership Insights

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This week the United States celebrated the life and memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King represents many things to many people. He was: A great preacher A civil-rights activist An advocate of nonviolence A GREAT LEADER! Average leaders focus on results, and that's it. Good leaders … [Read more...]

Innovation and Growth – What Can you Do?

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In keeping with our innovation and growth theme, we want to talk again about General Motors new CEO, Mary Barra. On Monday, Ms. Barra was featured on Good Morning America and said something that is worthy of sharing. During the interview she was asked "did you think that you would ever be CEO"? … [Read more...]

Innovate and Grow

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Innovation and growth starts with self discovery, a purpose, and a vision. A real leader of growth and innovation has key objectives they want to reach, and they have a workable plan. An innovative and growth oriented person gets others involved in their plan because they know it can't be done … [Read more...]

2014 Resolutions?

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Have you made any resolutions for 2014? Some Common Resolutions: Eat healthier Regularly exercise Spend less, save more Keep in touch/increase time with family and friends Live in the moment Get a hobby What about from the work perspective? Is there anything you want to STOP doing, and … [Read more...]

CEO Mary Barra – A Leadership Breakthrough!

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Mary Barra has been named the new CEO of General Motors, (effective January 15, 2014); she's the first female chief executive officer in a major automotive company. Quite the break through! Joining GM at 18 as a co-op student, Ms. Barra continually climbed the corporate ladder during her 33 … [Read more...]

Celebrating Mandela

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We recognized Nelson Mandela for his leadership qualities in August, and with his passing, feel it's only right to once again highlight his accomplishments. He is considered to be one of the world's greatest leaders, and he certainly exemplifies courageous leadership. South African President … [Read more...]

Are You Strategic?

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As leaders we make decisions daily that are critical to the success of our organization. We continually seek ways to grow revenue, reduce costs, and build bench-strength. We make decisions that link and support initiatives across the organization, and we spread levels of awareness for … [Read more...]

Are You Keeping Up?

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What got you to where you are today will more than likely NOT take you to your desired next level of achievement. Leadership development is not a onetime event. Learning to be an effective leader takes time, care, and attention. Part of our tool kit now includes QwikCoach,  a 24X7 coaching support … [Read more...]

Attitude of Gratitude

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Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday season is both wonderful and chaotic, and at the same time, stressful. Many of us are experiencing change, are expected to lead others through change, communicate the "hows" and "whys", and lessen the negative impacts. We're expected to remain composed, … [Read more...]

Authentic Leadership

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What does authentic leadership mean to you? One definition is:       Genuine, worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.         (Bill George, author of Authentic Leadership)   Mr. George also states that authentic leaders: -Understand their PURPOSE (passion) If you lack purpose and direction in … [Read more...]