The innovation leadership trap

While Derek spoke, Janet became annoyed. He told her about a new CRM he wanted the team to adopt. He didn’t say it, but she knew it was her responsibility to onboard and train the team, and then make time to answer questions as the team started using this new tool. Her neck turned red…

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Leaders: Be fungi instead of trees

What does that even mean?? Trees get all the glory. For those of you fortunate enough to spend time wandering through nature, you’ve likely looked up and marveled at how magnificent trees are. Seeing a structure planted that has grown from a seed in the ground to over 200 feet is incredible. This transformation is…

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11 books every leader should read

I hope you all can enjoy a bit of downtown over the Holidays to curl up in front of the fire with a good book. If you are looking for recommendations, I have you covered. Here are 11 books every leader should read. (They all work great for stocking stuffers.) Enjoy! 1) Multipliers  What you’ll…

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Avoid this common Leadership Mistake

Business leaders like to obsess over the decisions made by billionaires. Some assume they are perfect and look to imitate their every move. Others look to criticize their every move. Regardless of your opinion of billionaires, when decisions are made in public we have the opportunity to observe the impact and learn important lessons. Right…

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Clarity is the conflict cleaner

“I’m going to quit.” Melissa was unhappy with a lot of the changes that were happening. She’d been with the company for almost 20 years. It was hard for her to try and imagine life with a different company. She had a mortgage to pay. Her last credit card was almost paid off. She loved…

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Does your team know what is expected of them?

“Why do I have to do everything around here?” Ever caught yourself saying or thinking this phrase? It’s not uncommon. You hire people. Pay them well and you need them to do their job. But things get missed, and you start regretting your decision not to be a micromanager. When it comes to delegating and…

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