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New Year’s resolutions? Resolve to set real goals instead!

As 2015 faded into memory many of us raised a glass and sang Auld Lang Syne, even if we don’t know what the words mean. Then a new year began. Have you made your resolutions for the new year? Hopefully you haven’t. Here’s a better idea. First, review your goals, both personal and professional, from 2015. How did you do? If you’re like most people you will find you accomplished some, are still…

Thank You for a Great 2014!

As 2015 gets underway, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for making 2014 a wonderful year for both of us. Working with great people seeking to be great leaders makes what we do extremely rewarding. Whether you are a graduate of one of our programs, a corporate client, or someone who just stops by to read our newsletter now and then, please know how much we appreciate having…

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Three Secrets to Being an Influential Leader

Influence: the ability to affect the behavior of others. Is influence one of your leadership skills? With the trend toward virtual teams and matrixed organizations, leaders often find themselves in a position where they don’t feel they have real authority. Years ago I was in a leadership position in which I was responsible for supporting many other organizations across the country. My team was also expected to enforce certain standards…

Leadership Articles

Was out in Indianapolis this past week having a great time facilitating a leadership development workshop. The only downside was the opportunity to write didn’t present itself.  I did, however, come across several articles pertinent to our readership.  Enjoy the roundup: The Difference Between Successful and Very Successful People 8 Qualities That Make Great Bosses Unforgettable Ten Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away Five Things You Owe Your Employer…

Leading High Performance Teams – How Can I Cut the Drama?

Why is there conflict within my team? Why does it seem like John and I can’t communicate? Why can’t this be one of those high performance teams I hear about? How do I cut the drama? Have you asked yourself questions like these? The best part of working with people is that everyone is different. The most difficult part of working with people is that everyone is different! Everyone is…