leadership development

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Are Quiet Leaders Effective?

Are Quiet Leaders effective? Absolutely but…..there’s always a but isn’t there? One of my favorite mentors was a quiet leader, and also the person I learned the most from. He was highly intelligent, spoke with a quiet authority, and was open and honest. He was well respected by his employees and was the type of… Read More »Are Quiet Leaders Effective?

You Get What You Tolerate

Tolerance. It’s something you do without thinking. You put up with or ignore things. You’re busy, have multiple priorities, maybe avoiding something, perhaps tired of asking. The problem is, when you tolerate something, you’re stamping it with a seal of approval. Do you ever ask an employee to do something and it doesn’t get done?… Read More »You Get What You Tolerate

Why Do You Want to be a Manager?

Many, many years ago (I could probably add a few more ‘many’s’ in there), I got hired on with a bank as a BAMT.  Banks love their acronyms- Branch Assistant Manager Trainee. When I accepted the job, I actually did it without much thought. I liked financial stuff but I had not set a goal to… Read More »Why Do You Want to be a Manager?

Are you a Professional Procrastinator?

Be honest with yourself. Do you put off difficult tasks? Have a little conversation with yourself about why something can wait? We all procrastinate at times, and more so when something is perceived as unpleasant to do. It’s normal to procrastinate, but every action has a consequence. What’s the impact of procrastinating? How does that… Read More »Are you a Professional Procrastinator?

Putting on your Managers Face

Everything shows on our face.  Happiness, surprise, anger, disgust, sadness, fear, stress. It’s good to have emotion and show it, you want to be seen as human after all.  But mostly you want to be seen as professional and approachable – this is what I term as putting on your Managers Face. I had the… Read More »Putting on your Managers Face

Everyone is Watching You

When you become a manager something strange happens; everyone starts watching everything you do and your actions immediately start to impact the work environment. And people talk….yes, they talk about everything you say, and even more about everything you do. Does a manager really have that much impact on the workplace? Yes! You have the… Read More »Everyone is Watching You