Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 5

Effective leaders keep their ears wide open to what is going on in their team, organization, and industry. Furthermore, they proactively seek feedback from these various sources. They understand that they need that feedback to inform their decisions and course of actions. Of course, this requires that leaders not only hear the feedback but that…

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 4

In this series of posts, I’ve been stressing the importance for leaders to keep their ears open and proactively seek feedback from the multiple sources that affect their ability to lead effectively. In particular, leaders should maintain open lines of communication with their direct reports and “extended” team. Leaders invite trouble when they shut themselves…

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 3

Effective leaders recognize the value of receiving feedback from various sources (e.g., their teams and clients). They seek to leverage the expertise and experiences of others to move the organization forward. They make it a point to listen to the right people at the right time. Like a pilot flying a plane, effective leaders understand…

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7 Inspirational Nuggets to Help You Win This Week – Tome 19

When you set a significant goal, you must be prepared to work and remain focus until you reach your destination. Others may help you along the way, but they won’t travel the journey in your stead. When you make mistakes, learn from them. As you work, get the job done fast and well. Whatever you do, be “you.” And remember that relationships matter most.

Have a wonderful week!

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 2

Ineffective leaders love to run their mouths but fail to use their ears. They talk and talk and talk but never take the time to listen. They make decisions and give instructions but fail to stop and pay attention to the people they lead and seek to serve and to what’s happening around them. Of…

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Leadership Skill: The Power of Listening – Part 1

One of the most important skills a leader can possess is the ability to listen. Listening is vital to leadership. When a leader fails to listen to her team, clients, and circumstances, she becomes impaired, and her effectiveness as a leader suffers. Leaders must learn to listen and listen intently. An inability to listen to…

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The Ultimate Attitude Test

Anyone can have a positive attitude when everything is going well. Anyone can have a positive attitude when they feel energized and upbeat. Anyone can have a positive attitude when no one is on their case. Anyone can have a positive attitude when the sun is shining bright. But can you maintain a positive attitude…

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7 Inspirational Nuggets to Help You Win This Week – Tome 18

This week will be what you make of it. Make it great. All it takes is that you make the decision and support that decision with your actions. Nugget 1 The best of the human heart is expressed when it focuses on someone else’s welfare and well-being. When you focus mainly on yourself, you shield…

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How to Deal With Your Team Members’ Complaints

Sometimes leadership in the context of an organization may seem to consist of extinguishing fires and dealing with people’s issues. Leadership is much more than that. However, dealing with people’s concerns is a big part of leaders’ responsibilities. When you lead a team, you must be prepared to have to deal with your team members’…

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You Can’t Be Productive Without This…

If you own the latest iPhone or the Samsung phone, but your battery is dead, these great pieces of technology serve you little. It doesn’t matter that the device has an ultra-performing processor; it’s useless because it has no power. Likewise, if you have a Lamborghini or a Ferrari or a Porsche but have no…

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