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Leaders do Have an Impact – Even Years Later – Great Leadership Story

I shared a story several years ago called, “Why You Must Call ‘Time-out’ and Celebrate” as a gust blogger on Teamwork and Leadership. In summary it was about a little girl I referred to as “Bookworm” who was part of a 5th grade basketball team I coached. The theme was the importance of taking time out to celebrate […] Read More

Helping Those You Lead Feel More Valued. Trick for Leaders

The number one reason people leave companies has more to do with us as leaders than any other factor. It’s not as much about the money as it is about us. And one of the things employees want most is to feel valued and appreciated – which is mainly on us. And it’s not that […] Read More

Caring Leadership – True Story of Leader

Inspiring Leadership Story I just finished reading a really good book – “The Power of Nice – How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness.” I would highly recommend it to all leaders. In the book the authors tell a story of General Dwight D. Eisenhower that I had never heard before, but touched me deeply […] Read More

Superpower question every leader should ask

There are lots of questions you get asked as a leader. However, there is one question I love. And it’s a question that not only I love, but everyone loves. It is, “What can I do to ease your burden?” or “How can I help you?” Even if there isn’t anything I immediately need from that person, […] Read More

Active Listening Skills – 5 Tips for Leaders to Listen Better

Leadership requires strong communication skills. Critical to those skills is the need for leaders to listen more and talk less. How well do you listen when others are talking? Today these skills are becoming even more important for leaders due to the amount of distractions. I can remember several years ago sitting in a colleagues office […] Read More