From Manager to Leader

Five Year-End Questions Great Leaders Ask

Where’s the champagne? That might be the first question you think of as we near the end of 2016. But before you mark 2016 in the books, now is the ideal time to reflect on the year and how 2017 can be even better. Sure, most leaders are already doing that, but you might be…

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5 Employee Engagement Hacks That Cost You Nothing

It’s easy to blame employees for not caring, but the truth is employee engagement is all about leadership. (Yes, that means you.) Low employee engagement breeds everything from bad customers service to low productivity and it’s up to you to help break the cycle. Whether you have a formal team or lead many informal teams,…

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Successful Managers Share This Trait – do you have it?

When I was first starting my career, I had a manager whom you might call a “don’t.” As in, just don’t do anything he did. At weekly staff meetings, he would ask all of us to go around and say what we were working on, but he would never share any details of what he…

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3 Questions That Will Change The Way You Lead

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On October 28, 2015, I’m thrilled to keynote the 10th Annual Professional Women in Building conference, a gathering of women leaders from the nation’s largest homebuilders. The theme is Women Leading the Way, and it got me thinking about what makes creates a great leaders. The post below was originally published for this event.  …

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4 Ways to Make a Clean Getaway from a Failed Product

Those of you who have heard me speak about courage know that I have a tendency toward fearlessness. It’s an addiction, really, but that’s another article altogether. My point is, sometimes I don’t think about all the things that could go wrong in a given situation. I just jump. I take a leap of faith…

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5 Things Beyoncé Can Teach You About Courage

Pshaw, you say. That girl doesn’t need courage, she can sing. She can move. But Beyoncé wasn’t always Beyoncé. She used to have two names, just like you. Courage is what allowed her to put in her 20,000 hours, to push through the crowd of less remarkable artists, to leap over the hurdles the industry…

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10 Ways to Get Down to Business This Summer

The official first day of summer is right around the corner. The pools are open. The barbecues have begun. People are in the shopping mood. The sun is shining and the air is full of possibilities for your business. Here’s how you can make the most of them. 1. Go Rogue – I know you…

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