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Leadership Give and Take: Don’t Be a Doormat

When it comes to leadership give and take, “givers,” if taken advantage of too often, will eventually withdraw. I’ve been writing about the paradox of leadership give and take. What I’ve seen in my coaching practice is that when givers become leery and withdraw giving to avoid being hurt, they become completely ineffective. Ultimately, the “takers” […]
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Leadership Give and Take:
The Surprising Benefits of Giving

I’ve been reading about leadership give and take, and the paradox reveals surprising benefits of giving.
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Leadership Give and Take:
The Deception of Taking

I’ve been reading about the paradox of leadership give and take. The premise is that those who try and get as much value as they can, get what they want. They have an intentionality that achieves goals and maximizes opportunity. These “takers” make things happen for themselves, and for the most part, those around them, […]
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Leadership Give and Take:
The Paradoxical Truth

When it comes to leadership give and take, are you a “taker,” or a “giver?” Western leaders have been conditioned for generations to believe that the way to advance is to claim as much as possible, to take more than you give. Many leaders make personal gain the objective of business life, and almost any means […]
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Genuine Leadership Humility:
Conversations Matter!

When it comes to genuine leadership humility, conversations matter! When I talk with my coaching clients on this subject, I find that many leaders still believe workplace humility is a detriment, not an advantage. Some believe that authority, power and even intimidation are best to run organizations and achieve results. Being understood is more important […]
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What is Genuine Leadership Humility?

I’ve been writing on the topic of genuine leadership humility—but what, exactly, is it? True humility is a response of noble character, based on a choice to regard the needs of others ahead of one’s own. At its heart, humility is characterized by a desire to serve and dedication to bettering others. It isn’t something […]
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Can You Detect a Consensus Leadership Mindset?

Can you detect a consensus leadership mindset? Your employees can. Working for a consensus-minded leader certainly has its advantages, but I’ve seen many problems arise when leaders succumb to consensus driven leadership.
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The Pros and Cons of Consensus Leadership

When I hear people complain that their leaders are bordering on solicitous behaviors, being too concerned about including everyone in every decision, it makes me wonder: are they experiencing the cons of consensus leadership? Working for someone who favors consensus-style leadership may seem fairly innocuous and even desirable, but those who do are quick to […]
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Consensus Leadership

Do you favor consensus leadership? If you’re anything like the employees I talk to, you do. Most people will say they prefer consensus-run organizations, where a leader uses inclusion and feedback to manage democratically. Who wouldn’t? Especially if you think of the alternative tyrant or dictator who issues stern orders. A consensus-style leader is a refreshing alternative! […]
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Your Leadership Trust Quotient:
The Heart of the Matter

At the heart of the matter, your leadership trust quotient is directly proportional to your honesty, integrity, and humility. I see this all the time in my work as a coach. If you want to raise your leadership trust quotient, take a hard look at your honesty and integrity. Leaders who are being true in […]
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