Category Archives: career

Develop and Leverage Employee Strengths – On Any Budget

One of the questions I am frequently asked is how to develop and leverage employee strengths on a limited budget. It’s really quite doable; most employees want to get better at what they do, to be stronger contributors, and more qualified to advance to greater responsibilities. I have found the most productive and effective organizations, […]
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An Organization Built on Strengths:
Creating Multi-discipline Teams

Have you noticed how people are often paired together because they are similar, rather than because of their diverse strengths? It really doesn’t make sense to me, when teams composed of individuals who vary in their strengths, skills and personalities, feed synergy and motivation. I have seen leaders achieve tremendous results by creating well–rounded, multi-discipline […]
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An Organization Built on Strengths

As a leader, have you noticed how employees who are encouraged to use their strengths are more interested in what they’re doing and apply themselves more fully? They are more productive, inspired, and loyal. It’s really no surprise. When organizations lead people through their strengths, they benefit in many ways: higher sales and profits, lower […]
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Obsessive Workaholic:
When the Boss Asks for More

It’s true: some businesses encourage obsessive work habits, or overwork, more than others. I’ve seen start-up employees, self-employed professionals and lawyers typically work 60 hours or more a week. It’s no wonder we develop obsessive work habits to the point of becoming workaholics. But what do you do when the boss asks for more? What […]
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From Obsessive Workaholic to Balanced Human Being

Do you feel as if you’re constantly playing catch up? Are fears of falling behind (or pressures to remain competitive) leading to more work hours? You’re not alone: in my work as a coach, my clients tell me they are often like workaholics, working long hours and at home nights and weekends, just to stay […]
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Obsessive Workaholic?
5 Tips for Better Balance

Does your organization (or manager) encourage obsessive work habits? It’s not surprising. Much to the detriment of our health and well-being, many societies encourage, and even celebrate this type of behavior. Being a “workaholic” has become a badge of honor, one that unfortunately describes too many of today’s working people. I’ve been thinking about this […]
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Leadership Superpower of Perseverance:
Who Will Persevere?

I’ve been doing some reflecting on the leadership superpower of perseverance. I’ve met some pretty impressive leaders who have persevered against the odds. What makes them really stand out from the rest is their impact, without commanding the limelight or fanfare. Their energy and attitude are distinct—sometimes refreshing, sometimes demanding. I’ve also noticed that those […]
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Leadership Superpower of Perseverance:
Who is Clark Kent?

Can you identify the Clark Kent with the leadership superpower of perseverance? It shouldn’t be too hard. Persevering leaders stand out from the rest and have a significant impact, usually without commanding the limelight or fanfare. Their energy and attitude are distinct—sometimes refreshing, sometimes demanding. Consider Steve Jobs and Lee Iacocca, who had the stamina […]
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Perseverance: The Leadership Superpower

Do you have the leadership superpower of perseverance? Top business leaders agree: life is a constant string of adversities—it’s our new normal. I see the rigors of today’s competitive business climate push even the most seasoned leaders to their limits. No organization is immune to setbacks. Some, however, are ill-suited for it and pay a […]
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The One-on-One Meeting:
Mastering Your Technique

Great leaders have great people skills; they know that how a one-on-one meeting is conducted is just as important as the topics discussed. Perhaps the most important element is clear communication. I wrote about this in my last post. This is a major point John Maxwell expresses consistently in his many books, in particular, The 21 Indispensable […]
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