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Jul 24, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

3 Reasons People Don't Speak Up to Leaders

Communication is a two-way street. Both parties need to speak up if it's going to happen.

Leaders: That means you don't get to do all the talking.

If leaders were listening and asking for input more often, all kinds of problems could be avoided. People on the front line recognize problems long before they bubble up to managers and senior leaders.

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Jul 17, 2017 5:15:00 AM by PFPS Leave a Comment

10 Ways to Encourage Someone Else Today

Who wouldn't like a little more encouragement? And it's easy to encourage someone else!

To encourage means "to put courage into." How do you do that? How do you put courage into another person?

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Jul 10, 2017 5:15:00 AM by PFPS Leave a Comment

What Do You Contribute to Your Team?

I’ve listed 16 words. Each is a hallmark of a particular personality type and is used to describe that type’s unique contribution to a team.

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Jul 3, 2017 5:15:00 AM by PFPS Leave a Comment

Intention Vs Action - Why It Matters to You as a Leader

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Jun 26, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

The Real Reason Managers Don't Delegate Effectively

In last week's CONNECT2Lead Blog post we reviewed 5 Lames Excuses for Not Delegating.

Those are five of the justifications I hear most often from supervisors who choose not to delegate and get work done through others. However, as a 

coach and trainer, I'm convinced those five rationalizations aren't the primary reason for a lack of effective delegation.

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Jun 19, 2017 5:15:00 AM by PFPS Leave a Comment

Confidence VS Pseudo-Confidence

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Jun 12, 2017 5:15:00 AM by PFPS Leave a Comment

7 Things Leaders Need to Consider When Preparing for Candid Conversations

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Jun 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Leadership & Commitment: Are You Responsible or Accountable?

This is a blog about workplace obligations. The underlying principles undoubtedly apply in other parts of our lives, but we’ll limit the examples to business to keep this topic manageable in just one post.

When it comes to workplace obligations, there are two words that I’d call close cousins. They aren’t quite synonyms and misunderstanding that can lead to conflict and confusion when assigning or assuming what your role on the team is.

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Tagged With: Be More Accountable, CONNECT2LEAD Blog, credibility, Developing Your Personal Strengths, ethics, follow-through, personal growth, self-awareness, transparency, Understanding Yourself

May 8, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

3 Starting Points for Breaking Down Silos in Your Organization

Leaders hit a brick wall when they operate in silos. 

There's only so much you and your team can accomplish alone.

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May 1, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

A Leader's Story: In-Touch Leadership Development Strategies

"Am I invisible?"

Eileen wasn't joking. She was out of ideas, out of steam and out of patience. She had been trying for months to get noticed. She wanted to be thought of as a high potential emerging leader. But her best efforts, to date, were all in vain. 

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Tagged With: emerging leaders, leadership, leadership development