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Podcast 50:Transformational Leadership Traits: Delegation

Here’s the transcript of Podcast 50 The Transformational Leader Effectively Delegates A common leadership challenge is defining how to empower teams to function at a higher level, producing more quality results. This is an opportunity to effectively manage one’s own schedule by

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Podcast 47: 5 Steps to Effective Follow Up

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Podcast 41: Leadership Skills – Managing Our Use of Time

This is Podcast 41 Leadership Skills Managing Our Use of Time     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5

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Leadership Skills: Authenticity

I once saw a reporter stop a man on the street and ask him what he thought about apathy and indifference. He responded with, “I don’t know and I don’t care!” A friend once told me, humorously, that I should be sincere

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Leadership Skills: Coaching

“Coaching is 90% listening, and 10% listening.” – Julio Olalla Yes, that quote is right…coaching is intentionally listening. Listening is a skill within itself, as I wrote recently here: http://transformationalstrategist.com/leadership-skills-listening/ Leadership and communication are both based on relationship. Creating and maintaining relationships is the key. Leaders listen. So, what’s up with

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Leadership Skills: Discernment

The culture of compromise is often accepted as the price of mass. But in fact, this is the crowded road to popular acceptance, and it works far less often than the compromisers believe it will. – Seth Godin* Ours is a world

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Leadership Skills: Observing Triangles

“The basic building block of any emotional system is the triangle.” – Murray Bowen Triangles are… It’s quite simple. Triangles in human relationships and personal interactions exist. They are neither bad nor good. They just exist. Having said that, triangles can, and

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Leadership Skills: Making Corrections

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.” – Coach John Wooden So, what’s the problem? It’s a mystery that so many top leaders have trouble correcting the actions or behaviors of people they are responsible for leading. There’s

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Leadership Skills: Setting Boundaries

“No” is a complete sentence. ― Anne Lamott Setting boundaries is difficult for most of us. Somehow, we have been taught that if we don’t please others, it’s a bad thing. I have discovered just the opposite…trying to please others does not build

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Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspectives

Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life Each Thursday, I’ll launch a topic for discussion, dialogue, debate, and introspective conversation. In group facilitation situations, I ask the participants to reframe disagreement from the category of a “weapon” to the category of a “creative tool.”

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Leadership Skills: A Discipline of Continual Improvement

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. – James Allen The business buzz words and miracle programs get overused, trite, and annoying, especially when they compromise the quality of the work output that they

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Leadership Skills: Personal Discipline

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt Keeping on track with an action plan is the primary focus of this post. Being more productive means planning to be more productive. Studies by social psychologist from Germany, Wilhelm Hoffman, show that

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Start Now!

  I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso Perfection paralysis is a condition that keeps many leaders from obtaining their best results. You may know someone, or

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – July 25, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending July 25, 2014 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these

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Planning: Paying the “Upfront Cost”

Paying the upfront cost of planning is far, far, cheaper than the cost of the fix.   “Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” – Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)   “None of us

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Leadership Paradigms: Secret vs. Confidential

  Secret is withholding information for power.   Confidential is privileged information.   Knowing the difference separates good leadership from bad.   In my ebook, Creating Healthy Teams, I define the elements of conflict and provide descriptions, preventions, and prescriptions for conflict.