Are You Afraid You're Not Doing the Whole Leader Thing Right? Stop Worrying.

Are You Afraid You're Not Doing the Whole Leader Thing Right? Stop Worrying.

Early in my career, I was promoted and overnight, I was a manager with a team of new direct reports. Thrown into a new role with a team to go along with it was a difficult transition. My boss thought I was ready, so that was that. While I was focusing on the tactical and operational responsibilities of my new role, I was struggling with the nuances of the whole leadership thing.

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How to Easily Strengthen Your Leadership Skills and Build Better Relationships in the Process

How to Easily Strengthen Your Leadership Skills and Build Better Relationships in the Process

If you are a manager of people, you know how important leadership can be on the job. If you're a team lead you know how challenging it can be to lead others without that dotted line responsibility. You may wonder if you're an effective leader and look to leadership programs that cost an arm and a leg.

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What You Need to Know About Manager Credibility

What You Need to Know About Manager Credibility

In my role as a talent development professional, I have been helping managers become better leaders for longer than I like to admit (think decades, not years).  When I facilitate leadership sessions, participants are often surprised to learn that I believe credibility is the most essential trait of a leader. I am not surprised to learn…

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How to Be a Better Leader in 10 Minutes

How to Be a Better Leader in 10 Minutes

You may be kicking some serious ass around the office, but to what degree is leadership part of your day-to-day? It’s an important consideration. If you’re an individual contributor leadership may not even be on your radar because it’s not an expectation of your role.  If you’re a team lead or manager with direct reports, you may be so busy managing that you have little time for leading.

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