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Focus on these things to succeed in Senior Manager

Loyal employees keep a company on its feet, and it’s important to regularly show your appreciation to those individuals who put in effort time and again to keep your business productive and profitable. Expressing gratitude and giving commendation...(more)

If your company is like many other small and mid-sized businesses, your employees represent both your organization's biggest line item expense and your most valuable asset. This means your company's productivity  and its profitability  depend...(more)

Do you find that your productivity varies from one day to the next? Do you sit down to get stuff done and then next thing you know hours have passed and the most important tasks are still outstanding? Some days I can fly through my tasks fast and then...(more)

“What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?”   If big goals come in to your mind and you could not fail at them, then chances are you’d be highly successful, rich and famous and likely very...(more)

Transparency has also been called “the currency of trust.”    As you know, trust is the foundation of any relationship. As transparency increases, trust increases. And the converse is also true.    Transparency starts...(more)

In the good old days (or so they tell me), senior managers could thoroughly research an issue and deliberate on the pros and cons before reaching a sound decision. Those decisions became precedents, clearly defining a path and eliminating the...(more)

Dignity means worthy of honor and respect, having merit. It stems from the Latin dignitas meaning “equivalent to.” Dignifying others means to confer honor or dignity or to ennoble them. It means showing respect for another’s worth and...(more)

Authentic leadership.  What is it and why should you care?  Authentic leadership is relevant and even more important and necessary today in a world where we observe many leaders proven to be untrustworthy. Consider some of the many examples...(more)

Last year, 18 of the top 25 highest-grossing movies featured characters with super-human powers. Invincible leads like The Man of Steel, Iron Man and Thor appeal to us because we place such a high value on strength.    But there’s...(more)

You may carry the title of a Senior Manager and yet struggle to truly get work done through others in a way that propels the team forward.    You may have the experience and authority to get compliance and yet fail to earn true commitment...(more)

“Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share. Be bold. Proclaim it everywhere. They only live who dare.”  - Voltaire   To be effective and inspiring as a leader, you must do what...(more)

As an eighth grader, I really struggled with George Orwell's "Animal Farm." The central theme – absolute power corrupts absolutely – didn't resonate with me. Miss Lally tried, but what she described was too far removed from my own limited...(more)

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...(more)

"I have issues with my subordinates who don't act on agreed to decisions. Sometimes I have to follow up a couple of times before the task is completed. This is very frustrating and I have been tempted to jump in and do the task myself. I have spoken to...(more)

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...(more)

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...(more)

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...(more)

Practice Some Brain Exercises That Allow You To Do More, Faster & With Fewer Resources.  You can't increase the time in a day, but you can use time differently.  It starts with some brain friendly exercises to get you working more...(more)

By Jayne Jenkins, CEO, Churchill Leadership Group As business leaders we experience constant pressure from all sides, but our time and energy to get things done and deliver results is limited. What do we do? Delegate effectively.   Years...(more)

By Christina Haxton, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach, Sustainable Leadership, Inc. The way we communicate determines our ablity to engage, motivate and inspire creativity in our team.  Unfortanately, the skills needed to...(more)

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to create a balance between knowing what you don’t know and that what you do know can be improved.  It also means you have the ability to see the same knowledge and balance in others; teaching them how to...(more)

By Jayne Jenkins, CEO, Churchill Leadership Group We all have 24 hours in a day, but why does it feel like some managers get more done than others? Do they survive on 4 hours sleep like Margaret Thatcher? Maybe they don't have families or they...(more)

By Jayne Jenkins BSc. CEO Churchill Leadership Group Why You Need YOUR Brand Tell your boss, employees and customers about how you think and behave, your unique Strengths and your preferences, and you will see your brand build and your brand loyalty...(more)

By Jayne Jenkins BSc. CEO Churchill Leadership Group So many leaders in coaching conversations fall in to the bad habit of "telling" and suggesting actions for their employees. This is such a natural temptation due to our desire to help and because we...(more)

By Jayne Jenkins BSc. CEO Churchill Leadership Group How are Churchill, Microsoft and Positive Affirmation linked? Our minds are our power: Are you using the great brainpower of your employees? Or are you creating fences, limiting their...(more)

Are you a bridge or a roadblock to your company’s success?   Executive Leaders set the strategy, Middle Managers execute the day-to-day, in between are Senior Managers..what do they need to do to be successful? Too often senior management...(more)

Following the success habits of entrepreneurs is a good basis for anyone’s success in business.   The reason is that these individuals develop success from nothing.  They engage in activities and exhibit certain qualities that build...(more)

Most of us have read articles on how to interview, questions to prepare for and what to expect on the big day.  But what if you are the InterviewER?  Do you know what to do to make the interview process more productive for you?  Here are...(more)

How do you inspire your employees to do more?   You want your employees to move faster, do more, follow-up on opportunities and complete action items, but how can you inspire them to do it on their own?  If  you are tired of getting...(more)

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