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This situation happens to us all. One of your employees enters your office and starts rambling about a new idea. You can tell they are excited and that this idea means A LOT to them—even though you don’t understand it. You have a lot on your mind. Your team isn’t hitting its goals, and sales…

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The problem with Servant Leadership

As I have grown my career as a leader, I’ve generally adhered to the philosophy of Servant Leadership. This approach to leadership focuses on selfless service and empowering others by leading from a position of humility. If you are a servant leader, you are developing your people, celebrating the success of others, listening deeply, leading…

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The OFFICIAL People Pleaser’s Guide to Hard Conversations

Okay, people pleasers, this edition of Leader’s Lens is for you. It’s time to have that conversation you’ve been putting off. The conversation with the person you really care about. You have feedback you need to give them, but you’ve been avoiding it because of how much you care about this person. I get it.…

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Building Trust in the Workplace: A Leader’s Guide

Trust is the foundation for success on any team. It’s the first step in creating a healthy organization and will establish a foundation for growth. And it’s easy to overcomplicate the process of building trust. Seth Godin says, “Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.” Patrick Lencioni lists developing Trust as the…

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Unlocking Key Components of Employee Retention

Running a business or team is a juggling act. You have a lot of balls and bowling pins to keep in the air for your business to run successfully.  As you gain skills and experience, keeping multiple pins in the air is easier. But eventually, you will get to a point where you will need…

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7 Steps to Better Meetings

A couple of months ago, I was in a meeting with a team discussing a new project. The meeting was scheduled for an hour, but as the discussion dragged on, it became clear that we were going to need more time. We ended up extending the meeting by another hour, and then another, until we…

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