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The Real Problem With Your Team Might Be You

Are you tired of your team members not performing well and driving you crazy?  There’s a fix for that. It begins with realizing it’s probably all your fault… All too often we blame performance issues on our team members.  After all, they’re the ones driving us crazy. But that’s not fair. Leaders need to understand […]

3 Keys to Move from Boss to Leader

There’s a big difference between being a boss and being a leader. Using three simple yet key approaches can make all the difference in helping you make that shift. Today’s post is by Gina Folk, author of People Leadership: 30 Strategies to Ensure Your Team’s Success (CLICK HERE to get your copy). During a recent […]

How well do you balance the workload across your team?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you balance the workload among the members of your team? – Very well — work is allocated fairly and effectively: 28.57% – Well — work allocations are fair for the most part: 61.9% – Not well — work allocations are often unfair and ineffective: 7.79% – Poorly […]

The Secret Key to Being a More Effective Leader

One of the biggest challenges leaders face is determining where to expend their limited time, focus, and energy. All too often, they spend a great deal of that “leadership capital” on people development efforts that yield limited results. Since time is a limited resource, one key element of improving a leader’s results is to change […]

How well do you take to being a team member on your team?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you take to being “just a team member” and working alongside your team? -Very well — I easily transition into the role of team member: 58.76% -Well — sometimes I transition easily but other times I’m challenged: 34.4% -Not well — I have difficulty changing my mindset and […]

How to Use Your Power to Make Things Right

You have the ability to wield great power in your organization. A great purpose for doing so is promoting fairness and equality. Today’s post is by Ron Carucci, author of Rising to Power (CLICK HERE to get your copy). “It’s not fair” is probably one of the greatest laments of organizational life. People see advancement […]

How good are you at motivating yourself through challenging times?

Our reader poll today asks: How good are you at motivating yourself through challenging times? – Extremely — challenging times simply aren’t challenging for me: 8.95% – Very — I’m able to easily motivate myself through challenges: 53.04% – Somewhat — I can get through tough times but it takes work: 33.11% – Not very […]

3 Secrets to Hiring Stars for Your High Performing Team

If you recruit and hire well, the odds of your team performing well go up dramatically. There are three key considerations for making sure you’re hiring well.  If you follow these principles, you should end up with a highly-talented team much faster than you would building it from scratch. One of the most exciting aspects […]

7 Keys to Being a Leader of the Future

Leaders of the future will need to grasp and master unprecedented complexities.  There are 7 key traits that will differentiate between those leaders who can and those who can’t. Today’s post is by thougthtLEADERS instructor Maureen Metcalf in conjunction with Susan Cannon, and Mike Morrow-Fox. Current research on future trends indicates that increasing complexity, accelerating […]

How prevalent is the use of buzzwords in your organization?

Our reader poll today asks: How prevalent is the use of buzzwords in your organization? – Extremely — it seems like everything we say is a buzzword: 25.69% – Very — buzzwords creep into normal conversations: 40.39% – Somewhat — the occasional buzzword gets thrown around: 27.06% – Not at all — we rarely use […]