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

5 Outdated Concepts of Leadership and Management

Management. Leadership. Are they the same?
And what's going on with leadership development? Seems like more people get more opportunities, even if they're not managers. What's that all about?  

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Apr 17, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

A Leader's Story: How My Personal Leadership Philosophy Got Me Unstuck

"The hardest part was admitting that I wasn't there yet."

Maybe that's why it took Paul more than three years to get started. He simply wasn't ready to acknowledge (to himself or others) that he was imperfect. 

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Apr 10, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Check Out What's at the Top of This Leadership Qualities List

Leadership is not a solo act. 

Leaders need others to succeed. Not just followers, but other leaders who are growing and emerging as leaders.  

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Apr 3, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

A Leader's Story: To Be a Better Leader, I Have to Do WHAT?!!

"Gratitude is what you get when you remember what it's like to do without. Gratitude is the feeling of being toasty warm but remembering what it felt like when you were shivering out in the cold."

That's how Terry opened his speech on day 2 of our leadership workshop. 

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