Tag Archives: Building Relationships

Enter the Matrix at Your Own Risk!

I have had many readers ask how well the book LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS applies to matrix organizations, because many of the printed examples discuss hierarchical situations. In most matrix situations you, as the leader, have a wider group of stakeholders yet … Continue reading

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Use Your Listening Skills to Drive Better Decisions

This is Part 2 of my mini-series on Listening. Read Part 1 here. Now that you’ve had an opportunity to improve your listening skills, let’s focus on using these skills to make better decisions: Be contextual. Make sure you are … Continue reading

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Are You REALLY Listening? Part 1

Be honest – what kind of listener are you? I don’t know about you, but I am tired of others not really listening. These are the people who drive 55 mph in the left lane in a 65 mph zone, … Continue reading

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Ensure Your Next Promotion is NOT Your Final One

In my experience, almost 50% of high-potential managers and leaders fail within 18 months of a major promotion. As an executive coach, this really concerns me. I’ve written this blog to provide you with ideas and actions to take to … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

“Feelings” are often a “dirty” word in the business arena. Many senior executives are not comfortable dealing with feelings, yet introducing humanity into your leadership persona (brand) is critical to your success – especially at the top of a great … Continue reading

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Be Understood, Not Just Heard!

Common Communications Challenge: After an in-depth conversation with one of your team members on a project, you may walk away feeling positive based on what you told him or her – that you are connected and aligned and that the agreed-upon … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Successful Leadership Resume

Common Taking Action Challenge: A headhunter or colleague calls to tell you about your ‘perfect’ new job. You want to move from a management to a leadership position or to a higher level of leadership. As you send out the … Continue reading

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