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How To Recover From Losing A Great Team Member

Written by Michelle Braden, CEO Posted in Blog

How To Recover From Losing A Great Team Member
Have you ever found the perfect new team member? A person who fits exactly what your organization needs? Hopefully you have had this experience at least once in your leadership career. It is rewarding for everyone when you bring in the right person at the right time. However, there are cases when you find out this person actually is not the perfect fit. Worse, maybe they were perfect, but after a while decided it was time to move on to another opportunity. Either way, there are some important lessons to learn and use in order to move forward when this happens.

How To Make Room For More Meaningful Relationships In Business

Written by Michelle Braden, CEO Posted in Blog

How To Make Room For More Meaningful Relationships In Business
Being a leader means mastering the art of juggling both the current task and all the challenges it presents, but also keeping an eye on the horizon for new challenges and opportunities. This constant balancing act makes it easy to forget that the value of being connected to your colleagues is equally as important as being effective and efficient at getting the job done. Personal connections enrich and support the work at hand. Thus, leaders must also focus on being personable and engaging in their relationships.

Be A Visionary Leader

Written by Ken Karr Posted in Blog

Be A Visionary Leader

Why should you be a visionary leader?

Here are two main reasons in my opinion:

First, if you do not know where you are going, you are not leading.  Or, as you may remember Yogi saying, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up somewhere else.”

Are You Solving the Wrong Problem?

Written by John Oyhenart Posted in Blog

Are You Solving the Wrong Problem?

The life of a leader is hectic.  Competing demands for time, complex business decisions to make, challenges that require immediate attention.  With everything coming at them, leaders naturally look for the quickest way to solve problems.  Unfortunately, in their haste to move on to the next thing, they sometimes solve the wrong problem.  The consequences can be unnecessary confusion, lost time, and wasted resources.  How to avoid this in your leadership life?  Use critical thinking skills to slow down and make sure that you identify and solve the right problem.

6 Ways to Build Your Confidence As A Leader

Written by Patty Marbury Posted in Blog

6 Ways to Build Your Confidence As A Leader

In their book, The Confidence Code, Kathy Kay and Claire Shipman say, “Confidence is hard to define but easy to recognize. With it, you can take on the world; without it, you live stuck at the starting block of potential.”

It’s true that it is easy to recognize confidence in others. Why does it seem that some leaders exude confidence? They seem to believe that they can indeed take on the world and you believe they can too. How can you boost those feelings of confidence in yourself so you don’t remain “stuck at the starting block of potential”?

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