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    November 3, 2013

    Developing An Emotionally Intelligent Organization

    Breaking Down EQ Barriers By Giving Your Organization a Voice

    Over the last few months I’ve spent a lot of time talking with executives about emotional intelligence and the impact it has on results.  One individual whom I would deem as highly emotionally intelligent expressed disappointment in his own executive peer group. During their recent strategy session the dialog was focused on results, structural reasons for results, external market reasons for results, any reason for results that did not require an understanding or accountability for what is...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on November 3, 2013

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    October 13, 2013

    The Weight of Your Words

    Your words have weight. That’s why you should wait to speak them.

    As a senior-level manager, your words are weightier than they used to be. When you speak, people listen and respond. This is both a blessing and a curse.   Of course, it’s helpful that your words (backed by your authority) are taken seriously and compel action. But there’s another side of the coin to consider. Do people sometimes put more stock in what you say than what you intended?   This can happen when you forget your role and speak casually about almost any topic. I recently...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on October 13, 2013

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    September 8, 2013

    The Single Most Important Management Tool to Grow Your Business

    Is your organization ready to succeed?

    What is the most important management tool?  Good question, I’m glad you asked.  First let’s define Why it’s important to you and every other Manager or Leader interested in growing, fixing, or changing their bottom line results.  No matter what you are trying to achieve in your business, the best strategy in the world is completely ineffective without the ability to implement it effectively.   Business leaders get stuck defining the best strategy for their...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on September 8, 2013

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    August 22, 2013

    Leading Through Crisis: Are You Coping Or Leading With Courage?

    5 “Pause Practices” To Help Ensure Decisions & Values Align

    Leading or Managing during times of crisis requires the ability to make tough decisions.  The question is how do you know you are making the best decisions for you and your business? It’s a falsity to think that making quick decisions under pressure is the sign of a great leader.  On the contrary, decisions we make while in crisis mode are often triggered by fear instead of sound strategy.  Stepping back and pausing under pressure a great way to ensure your decisions are sound. ...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 22, 2013

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    August 11, 2013

    Leadership Presence: 3 Behaviors People Gravitate Toward

    Do You Show Up As a Leader?

    When people ask me how they can make others see them as a leader, I think of the classic children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothes. That’s the one where the vain emperor is duped into believing his clothing has been woven from the finest (invisible!) fabrics and threads. He proudly parades through town wearing these elegant new (invisible!) clothes, unaware that he is wearing absolutely nothing.   Being a leader is often misunderstood in this same way. People mistakenly believe if...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 11, 2013

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    August 9, 2013

    How True Leaders Demonstrate Unwavering Integrity

    Checklist & Action Plan for Making Decisions With Integrity

    The dictionary defines integrity as a firm adherence to a code of especially moral and ethical principles demonstrating a soundness of character and honesty. The question: are these the first words that come to mind when thinking of corporate, business or political leaders? Ken Stinson, former CEO, private equity principal and member of multiple corporate boards had the following to say at a corporate meeting several years ago,   “Real life temptations are not always so clear-cut. They more...Continue reading

    By David ShafferPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 9, 2013

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    August 5, 2013

    Strategic Leadership-How Strategic Are You?

    Three Key Components To Transform Strategy Into Results

    When we talk about being strategic we focus more on thinking and planning, than on leading and achieving.  The reality is that “being strategic” requires both; it’s the full transformation from dream to result.  It’s not that we forget to transform our vision, but often our approach to leading that change is not effective enough to generate our desired results.  Here is a model for strategic transformation-how to make your vision real.     Thinking &...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on August 5, 2013

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    July 16, 2013

    Apathy and Leadership

    6 Steps to Overcoming Apathy Within Yourself & Your Team

    By Jayne Jenkins, CEO, Churchill Leadership Group When you think about apathy and the impact it can have on your business, leadership may not be the first place you look, but maybe it should be. By definition Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation and passion. Business leaders actively work to reduce apathy in an effort to increase "employee engagement" because once Apathy sets in, individuals become "disengaged" or even "unengaged"...Continue reading

    By Jayne JenkinsPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 16, 2013

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    July 14, 2013

    Are You a Manager or Are You a Leader? 23 Distinctions

    Identifying the differences between what a manager does and what a leader does.

    By Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions Your job title is meant to be an indication of the role you play in your organization. Supervisor, Manager, Director, VP, GM and C-suite titles signify differing levels of responsibility and authority. Climbing the ladder usually includes a progression through titles like these.   But there’s another role that people in these jobs often adopt. It’s a role that is not bestowed by title. In fact, sometimes this role is...Continue reading

    By Deb CalvertPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 14, 2013

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    July 7, 2013

    Professional Intimacy: The Key to Being a Sustainable Leader

    New rules you need to follow to be a respected female…or male leader.

    By Christina Haxton, MA LMFT Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. The words you choose as a leader, or in any position of influence, shape the identity of others and as a result their decisions and actions. Successful business owners and senior managers are able to communicate in a way that is authentic and inspiring, not only shaping positive results, but also creating an environment where employees feel satisfied, happy and excited to come to work each...Continue reading

    By Christina HaxtonPosted in Leadership & Teambuilding on July 7, 2013

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