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Demonstrate Performance for the Next Level to Get Promoted

Most people or coaches are interested in moving to the next level. They want to accept higher levels of responsibilities and create more value. That’s great because the world needs more ambitious and passionate leaders. But then the conversation quickly turns to promotion; getting to the next level. There are many parts to this answer.…

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5 Ways to Develop Empathy

Empathy is critical for any leader. It is a skill that helps you better understand customers, stakeholders, and team dynamics. The insights you receive from having empathy enable you to solve problems efficiently, allowing you, as a leader, to deliver great results. Empathetic leadership is the most appreciated leadership style today, simply because an empathetic…

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How to Build Professional Relationships When You Work Remotely

You must be enjoying it if you’re working remotely. You have more flexibility, no commute, and can use your time more effectively. At the same time though, you do miss out on the hallway conversations – on the general chit chat which is so important in developing interpersonal relationships as well as to build your…

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How to Turn a Status Meeting into a Valuable Conversation

Another day, another status meeting! Sometimes, status meetings are a necessary evil of corporate life. They could be dull and boring, and some of us even consider them a waste of time – time that could be better invested into actually getting things done. In short, status meetings could be a drag. But it doesn’t…

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The Opportunity Zone – To Demonstrate Leadership and Do the Right Thing

We carry our thoughts, ideas, and beliefs with us 24/7. These thoughts, ideas, and beliefs help us interact with the world around us. That world includes the environment around us, our family, friends, colleagues, boss, peers, leaders, and customers. Our interaction with them has an impact on our lives as well as theirs. And these…

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Communication Changes Heart and Mind

Leaders drive change. They are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to improve, to create, and to build – improve the situation, to create new ideas, and to build new solutions.  In other words, leaders like you, are never satisfied with the status quo. And they just want to make things better. In the process…

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What is a Better Ice Breaking Question?

The common question we use to break the ice, when you are at a networking event or just meeting people, is something like “So, what do you do?” And that question, for the most part, is awkward for people to answer.  Because many people might just not be ready or they might be plain uncomfortable…

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Key to Climbing the Right Corporate Wall for a Successful Career

You are a leader. You are climbing the corporate ladder, taking advantage of all the opportunities that are coming your way, and are making the most of those opportunities. You’re moving onto juicy roles within your company or in different companies.  That’s phenomenal. Good for you. Great job. Keep going. As you are on this…

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Learn the Industry Language to Establish as Domain Experts

Leaders not only have great leadership capabilities but also are knowledgeable in areas where they have domain expertise. This expertise provides leaders a bedrock, a foundation for more capabilities. And it provides differentiation for them from a personal branding standpoint. Here is a way to develop that expertise. Figure out what is the language (the…

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Effective Leadership Needs a T-Shaped Skill Set

Effective leadership requires many different skills. The way to organize these skills and be effective is to have a T-shaped skill set.  A T-shaped skill set basically consists of a broad understanding of different functions and depth in a particular area. The way the T-shaped skill set works is you need both – you need…