Monthly Archives: October 2017

What Type of Administrator are You:
Manager or Leader?

What type of administrator are you? Are you a manager, or a leader? Business administrators have the greatest impact on employees’ careers and well-being, as work remains a significant aspect of people’s lives. Administrators determine whether employees enjoy or detest what they do. They’re also responsible for the organization’s prosperity.
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Overturn Negativity:
Reframe and Restructure

I’ve been writing about negative thinking and how to overturn negativity. (If you missed these posts, you can view them here.) Your first steps are to observe and assess thoughts and responses to identify negative thinking.
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Overturn Negativity:
Observe and Assess

Negativity affects everything and everyone. Negative thinking can be a pervasive handicap, but as I shared in my last post, it is possible to overturn negativity.
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4 Steps to Overturn Negativity

Is there a problem in your organization with negativity? I think we all can agree: a leader with a negative mindset is toxic to organizations. In their view, efforts are rarely good enough, things just don’t ever seem to go right, plans will likely fail, people are unreliable, and/or problems are beyond fixing. If you […]
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Lead Beyond Your Authority:
Show Initiative

I’ve been writing about how to lead beyond your authority. No matter what your organizational model, your success as a leader depends on knowing how to influence people and breed a desire to follow (as opposed to trying to mandate it via formal authority). Following a leader­—whether it’s buying in to a philosophy or supporting […]
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Lead Beyond Your Authority:
Challenge the Status Quo

When you lead beyond your authority, the toughest test you may face is challenging the system. I’ve been writing about how to lead beyond your authority in recent posts. Your success depends on how well you influence and inspire others. You see, by questioning the status quo, you insinuate that change is needed.
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Build Relationships and Credibility to Lead Beyond Your Authority

Do you show genuine interest in people, and regularly communicate how much they’re valued? If so, you’re on the right track to lead beyond your authority.
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Lead Beyond Your Authority:
Be a Worthy Leader

When you lead beyond your authority, it’s critical to demonstrate that you are consistently reliable, trustworthy and respectable. Anyone you are attempting to lead will expect this; noble leaders naturally exude these attributes.
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Can You Lead Beyond Your Authority?

Can you effectively lead beyond your authority? No matter what your organizational model, your job frequently requires buy-in from people outside your direct authority. I see it all the time: in today’s complex and dotted-line cultures influencing people who report to someone else can prove daunting—and an even greater challenge if you confuse the principles of […]
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