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From Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, prominent business leaders have touted the virtues of failure as a pathway to ultimate success. Why? Failure provides a laboratory for learning if it’s done in a safe environment.
Often, it’s a matter of perception. Falling short of a goal could be interpreted as failure. Or it could be seen as an opportunity to create and reach an entirely different goal.[…] Continue Reading »
Do you feel like you’re fading into the wallpaper at every business conference or networking event? Does your boss routinely ignore you in staff meetings? Do your colleagues land all the cool projects and hot clients? Sounds like you could use a memorability makeover. Here are three simple strategies you can begin using immediately to help you stand out in any crowd:
- Develop connectivity
- Become a specialist
- Create a signature style
Develop connectivity.[…] Continue Reading »
Are you feeling disappointed and frustrated that your employees are producing less than stellar results? Worried that maybe your expectations are too high?
Relax. Having high expectations is great. You just need a strategy for applying them. Here’s a three-step process that will boost your employees’ performance across the board.
- Set high expectations
- Communicate specifics
- Apply accountability
Set high expectations.[…] Continue Reading »
A senior business development manager who worked for Cisco Systems for 11 years contacted me for coaching. On the first coaching session, the client stated:
My schedule is out of control. I’ve got projects to complete, proposals to get out and I can’t get anything done. I’m spending 80% of my time handholding with my people, showing them how to do their jobs.[…] Continue Reading »
You’ve spent time thinking about leadership. You’ve practiced its principles. You’ve come to understand what works and what doesn’t work. The next step for you may be articulating your leadership style in a way others can reproduce.
Why write about leadership skills?