Leadership Skills

Are they buying what you’re selling? If they’re quitting, probably not.

Are they buying what you’re selling? If they’re quitting, probably not. “I don’t think they can offer the kind of opportunities I’m looking for.” What just happened there? A decision just got made in a room someone wasn’t in. The thing is, this time, the decision-maker was the employee and not the employer. I have …

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What do you want them to remember? And thoughts on last impressions.

What do you want them to remember? And thoughts on last impressions. Quit, Laid-off, Let-go, Fired, Discharged. They are all terrible words with negative connotations for what should be a civilized professional breakup. Can we collectively come up with a new one? Suggestions? I tweeted the question above last Friday, curious to hear what people …

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Millennials Are Right. Everyone Is Indeed A Special Snowflake.

Millennials Are Right. Everyone Is Indeed A Special Snowflake. I want you to take a second and look through this list of words and select those that describe you professionally. Ambitious Kind Strategic Empathetic Intelligent Thoughtful Creative Analytical Organized Reliable Personable Proactive Authentic Persistent Thorough Professional Hard-working Diplomatic Innovative Results-oriented Wonderful. Now I want you …

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How to get your team members a seat at the table without even asking.

How To Get Your Team Members A Seat At The Table Without Even Asking “I wish they would include us earlier in the process.” Does this lament sound familiar? You or your team just ran into a problem that you could have mitigated before it became a problem if you’d known about it sooner. If …

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You have the ability to change someone’s future.

You Have The Ability To Change Someone’s Future Every decision about you and your opportunities is made in a room you’re not in. Yes, I know. If you’re a regular reader, you’ve heard me say this many many times. Why? Because it’s true and I see people forget this simple point ALL the time. I’ll …

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Investing in the Future Them. Are you dictating or leading?

Investing in the Future Them. Are You Dictating or Leading? I spend all day every day thinking about and talking about why someone else is uniquely awesome. Getting to explain to someone why they’re uniquely awesome is one of my favorite things to do.  But before I start down the path of someone’s fabulousness, I …

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