Tag Archives: Leading

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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Just Say it

I hope you are in the habit of putting your brain in gear before opening your mouth when you have a conversation with another person – what I call a two-person conversation. This blog deals with the one-person conversation: The … Continue reading

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Why Standing Still is Not an Option

Years ago, a friend and I went swimming on Sunset Beach in Hawaii, known for its incredible waves. A crew was filming a surfing commercial, which should have been a clue that the tide was strong, but we did not … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Excess

In case you missed it: Part 1 – The Wisdom of Buffet and Zuckerberg Before I explain why excess compensation came into being and is continuing to accelerate, not just in the corporate world but also in the legal profession, let … 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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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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