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Expectation vs Reality

Expectation vs Reality Have you ever gone to a restaurant and ordered from pictures only to be disappointed by the food that is actually delivered? Expectation vs reality can be disillusioning. Fast food places are notorious for this kind of thing. Have you ever received a burger that is so delicately constructed that the pickles,…

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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Overcoming Resistance to Change Sometimes, leadership is simply using your influence to bring about change. Overcoming resistance to change is a skill all leaders must therefore master. It is nearly impossible to lead without changing something. Whether you are improving things, adding staff, training people, or starting something brand new, there is always change in…

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Gain Clarity

How to Gain Clarity I have always thought that I talk “gooder” than others. I have thought of myself as a pretty good communicator. I have also thought about how to gain clarity, communication skills, and the art of helping others understand what I mean. When I speak, it is clear, it makes sense… at…

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Assessing Your Leadership Culture

Assessing Your Leadership Culture Leadership Culture 101 Assessment Tool Over the past three weeks, I have shared with you details on the importance of your Leadership Culture. I showed you how to identify your organization’s leadership values, your narrative (how you describe your values) and the the behaviors which display those values. Today, I want…

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Behaviors: Leadership Culture 101

Behaviors: Leadership Culture 101 Part three in a three-part series. Over the past two weeks, I have written about Leadership Culture, and how we define and illustrate it. Specifically, I introduced the importance of identifying your leadership values, and your narrative, or how you talk about your values. In today’s article, I want to close…

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What are Your Values

Values: Leadership Culture 101

Values: Leadership Culture 101 Part one in a three-part series. I hear leaders sharing openly about the difficulty they have developing leaders within their organizations. It’s hard work. Sometimes I think that what their organizations have done in the past, or are doing currently, prevents leadership development from occurring. I start by asking, “What are…

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