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Listening is a part of Leadership


Listening is a skill that we tend to take for granted. Often we tell ourselves and others that we are active listeners, but are we? There is a difference between listening to respond and listening to understand.

Setting Leadership Priorities


As leaders, we face a multitude of tasks in our daily lives. One of our fundamental skills is the ability to set priorities and focus accordingly. In leadership, we have three critical areas to focus on in no particular order; developing our...

3 Tips for Training


We have often mentioned the need for training in an organization and how it can help create a more effective organizational culture, higher productivity, and increased group learning. However, the demands of the modern-day workforce leave little...

The Engaging Leader


Leadership starts with presence and engagement. As leaders, we are defined by those who follow us. The example that we set carries forward in how our teams behave and work and what they achieve. In leadership, the skills and attitudes that we...

Leaders create innovation by managing risk


It is the eternal piece of advice to entrepreneurs and innovators, fail fast and often, learn and move on. How actionable is this advice when applied to our business problems? Can we afford to fail fast and fail often, what lessons do we learn...

Taking the Time to Lead Effectively


Leadership takes time and effort. In building our connections to our teams and inspiring people on an individual basis, leadership roles can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burnout. Leaders must take the time to see to their own needs and...

2 Keys to Crisis Management


Crisis management is essential in today's business environment. The dynamics of the marketplace, shifts in customer tastes and perceptions, and even the weather all play a significant factor in continuing business operations and maintaining a...

Leadership Traits - Have a vision

Great Leadership Starts with having a great vision. Just like traveling, unless you have a distinct idea of your final destination, you will never know when you get there. Leadership is the same; you have to have a clear and well-articulated...

Leadership and Self-Care


Leaders today are busy. With almost incessant demands across multiple fronts, business leaders risk finding themselves held prisoner to their activities and responsibilities.

Amidst all this, leaders must find time to take care of number one. No...

Instilling Integrity When Developing Business Leaders

Leaders who have integrity walk the talk; they are moral, honest, trustworthy and most importantly, consistent. Their followers trust them because of their ability to acknowledge their faults rather than rationalize them away. By taking...
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The Game of Business Leadership Lessons
The Game of Golf and Business Leadership Lessons

Now that it’s winter time and temperatures have...

Listening is a part of Leadership

Listening is a skill that we tend to take for granted. Often we tell ourselves and others that...