leadership effectiveness

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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?

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Feedback is a Gift

Feedback is a gift? Chocolate, diamonds, flowers, those are gifts!  Feedback is just words.Actually, feedback is one of the most important (and inexpensive) gifts that you can give your employees so that they know you appreciate them and care about their success.  Feedback provides tons of mini-moments of recognition, coaching, advice, training and affirmation. Have… Read More »Feedback is a Gift

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?

The Impact of Micromanagement

Oh the micromanager; hovering, peering over shoulders, making sure there are no mistakes made, and checking, checking, checking everything.  Complete Control! Oversight is important, but that’s different from micromanagement.  Micromanaging is not just oversight, it’s overkill.  It’s checking on everything when you have perfectly competent people doing a job, it’s taking control of every aspect… Read More »The Impact of Micromanagement

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