5 questions to test your relational leadership

We’ve all heard the phrase, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Now, aside from the fact that what you know is definitely important, there is some truth to the idea that relationships influence your options, in business and in life. Healthy relationships...

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Want to be significant? Here’s a good place to start.

Gather any group of successful leaders together and ask them to define significance. You may well get as many answers as there are people in the room. What you will find, though, is that every one of them believes in the value of pursuing significance. As leaders,...

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Onboarding: Questions to help you Build the Best Team Possible

Most people accept that it’s more expensive to continue to hire and train new people than to find the best people in the first place, and then coach them up. However, it is extremely expensive – for your bottom line and your team’s emotional health – to keep the wrong people in key positions on your team…

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Value and Opportunity Have No Age Restrictions

How often have we heard “they’re too young” or “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” or something along those lines? If you believe the clichés, there’s some magic span of time in our lives where growth is permitted. Some call it the “peak years” or the “productive...

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No enterprise will thrive without this

Recently, I had the privilege of attending an International Maxwell Certification (IMC) conference, including a full-day think tank with John Maxwell before the conference. While I’ve been through the certification process before, I have committed to attending these...

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Why Questions Are Better Than Answers

Leaders do not need to be told what to do. If they can see their situation clearly and understand their options fully, most of the time they will make the best call. Helping someone see clearly and understand fully is a process, and it may not always be easy, but it’s...

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How one small shift can cause a breakthrough: A Case Study

Communication problems are one of the greatest causes of poor morale, lack of productivity and failure with any team. When a leader models intentional listening, that shift will inspire their team to follow that lead, increasing that team’s capacity for success with...

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How Autocratic Leaders Kill Communication: A Case Study

Good leaders understand the necessity of healthy lines of communication with their team. Sometimes, though, we get in our own way, stifling what might otherwise be a dynamic environment. Why does this happen, and how would a shift in thinking lead to better results?...

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