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4 Principles for Using Your Leadership Power

Power accompanies leadership. No matter how lofty or humble your title, whether you manage 3 people or 3,000, regardless if you lead a girl scout troop or you’re the CEO of a multi-million dollar company, you will be faced with choices on how to use your power. And the way you wield your leadership power…

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Are You Being Clear About Expectations?

Today’s managers play a dual role—balancing their people management tasks along with their own work. Recently one of my clients was discussing this challenge and her specific time constraints. She was particularly frustrated about the number of meetings she needed to have with one of her solid performers to get an important task done. She…

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Delaying Feedback? No News Is Not Always Good News

Are you so skittish about damaging a relationship or de-motivating a team member that you don’t give developmental feedback? Who can blame you, really? Everyone wants to be liked, and we all know you get more flies with honey than with vinegar. However, you aren’t doing anyone any favors if you don’t give feedback. The…

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What Are Your Leadership Priorities? 5 Areas to Target

During a recent 360 feedback interview, the client I was working with said something that caught my attention. I’ve been thinking of it since then, and it’s having an impact on what I am identifying as my priorities and targeted behaviors for this year. My client said there are five things you can never be too…