7 Ways to Help the Introverts on Your Team Better Engage in Meetings

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I am asked frequently how to engage introverts on a team in meetings. I guess because I am an introvert, and have written extensively about the subject, people assume I know how. I try to remind them other people are different from me, even other introverts.

Although it is […] Continue Reading…

7 Of My Biggest Frustrations as a Leader

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Spmeone once asked me what my “biggest frustration” is as a leader. As I thought about it, I had to be honest – I have lots. That may point to another area of struggle for me personally – and a character flaw – I’m seldom satisfied with me or […] Continue Reading…

7 Benchmarks Towards Success in an Organization

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Great organizations don’t just appear. There is a method to the madness. I wonder sometimes, however, if we make it seem more difficult than it is to create success in an organization. While nothing worth doing well is ever easy, certain attributes seem to exist that successful organizations share with one another.

From my observation, here are 7 attributes of success as an organization: […] Continue Reading…

Balancing the Big Deals Within an Organization – A Senior Leader Challenge

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Frankly, finding that balance has always been difficult for me, and at times in the life of the organization, one area does require greater attention than other areas. The key for me is to always keep the big picture in my mind of what we are trying to accomplish, while recognizing the individual contribution, each area needs to bring to that success. I can never allow one area to cloud out my perspective of the other areas. […] Continue Reading…

Faith Obeys, Without Knowing How – An Encouragement to Walk By Faith

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But Samuel said, “How can I go? Saul will hear about it and kill me.” The LORD said, “Take a heifer with you and say,’I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint […] Continue Reading…

6 Tips for Happier, Healthier Relationships when the Relationship has been Injured

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Do you have any injured relationships in your life?

Broken hearts, hurt feelings, or grudges from the past are common among relationships. At some point we all have relationships, which have gone from bad to worst.

In fact, sometimes the people we have to be around, by default – blood […] Continue Reading…

5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage

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In a previous post, I wrote the reasons to micromanage. (Yes…there are times…Read that post HERE) Most of the time micromanaging is not a positive characteristic of leadership. Here are some reasons leaders resort to micromanaging: […] Continue Reading…

12 Great Leadership Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

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One of the best things a leader can do is ask the right questions. I love to say to our team, “I only know what I know.” The leader can often be the last to know where there is a problem or what others are thinking, so asking questions […] Continue Reading…

The Absolute Greatest Killer of Motivation – And 3 Suggestions

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What’s the greatest killer of motivation?
We often think it is a lack of vision.

But, you can have the greatest vision ever and still see motivation dwindle and momentum die.

The fact is, we have an amazing ability to get bored with good things over time.
In fact, TIME is the greatest […] Continue Reading…

3 Options When You Can’t Stand the Heat in the Leadership Kitchen

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When I was growing up I frequently heard the phrase.

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Are people still saying it and I’m just not hearing it?

Either way, I love a good analogy to help me think through a topic. And, I think the phrase applies […] Continue Reading…