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A question for you

I know you have a lot going on and you’re juggling many priorities, so I’ll keep this brief. I’ve been sending you a message every Sunday evening for some time, giving you food for thought that can help you elevate the leader in you. Topics have run the gamut, often including a brief story about someone

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Team feedback

Have you tried this gutsy way to get feedback from your team, your staff, your family? It requires being open to hearing about your blind spots and not becoming defensive. In the long run, you – and your team – can grow from the experience. Here’s how it works. Chet started the meeting with his

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What you say about you

Some people don’t like talking about themselves with people they don’t know well. Then there are those who never stop talking about themselves. The fact is, our communication with others is how we build relationships. What we say, how we say it (tone is incredibly telling), how often we talk, all impact others’ impressions of

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Frustrated with team

Everyone on Liz’ peer team is deep into managing their own roles, as is she. She doesn’t know them well because they only recently became a team to tackle some projects. Things were fine Initially. All sounded committed to the team’s goals. But everyone isn’t holding up their end. Their lack of action, even missing

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You are a treasure chest

I was talking with a leader who is thinking about what her next role may be, having opted to take a separation package from her long-time employer. As I asked a few questions, I could sense some overwhelm as she thought of exploring what may be buried beneath the tangle of topics she focuses on

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