How to earn trust when you’re new on the job

How to earn trust when you’re new on the job

In our last blog, we continued the story of Chandra, a young professional woman who had been pushed out of her position of trust at a previous employer. Seeking a fresh start, she took a job with a former supervisor, Wayne, now a senior manager at another...

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Hey Trish? What if I’m a better leader than my boss?

Hey Trish? What if I’m a better leader than my boss?

Recently, someone contacted me asking this question: What if I’m a better leader than my boss? Will their limitations hold me back? And, if so, what can I do about it? These are questions – often unspoken – that many people ask on a regular basis. While...

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Leading from the inside: A case study

Leading from the inside: A case study

Leadership is not about a title. Leadership is the result of our daily choices. It’s when we commit to offer our best selves while inspiring others to do the same. And we don’t have to wait until we’re assigned authority to do this. Let’s look at a real-world example...

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The Dangers of Success?

The Dangers of Success?

The Dangers of Success? How to avoid pitfalls of success that get us stuck and build for long-term success Much has been written about pitfalls in business, how this or that decision, habit or tendency may trigger failure. One topic that sometimes gets missed in these...

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

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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5 questions to test your relational leadership

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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Value and Opportunity Have No Age Restrictions

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

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

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

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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