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Building Trust as Leaders – Inspiring Leadership Story

Building trust as a leader is foundational to your leadership. You can have a super solid strategic plan, a clear vision and strong communication skills, but if your team doesn’t trust you, no matter how hard you try, you won’t get the types of results that trusting leaders get. Trusting leaders get higher productivity, team […] Read More

Horrible Teamwork Story I Will Never Forget – Who Do You Trust? post image

Teamwork Story If you are like most, you have had your share of good teamwork experiences and your share of bad. I had an experience I will never forget. As a young boy, I witnessed first-hand the consequences of team members giving up on their team. I had been selected to be on a tug-of-war team […] 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

Leader Vulnerability Based Trust – Strengths Weaknesses

When I do leadership and team development consulting one of my favorite team activities and actually the most powerful is called the “Team Effectiveness” exercise. Patrick Lencioni, author of the best selling book, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” uses it in his workshops. The team activity is simple… Each member of the team points out […] 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