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Managing yourself out of the picture

I often counsel my clients to make themselves dispensable. They often question me when I suggest that, but I mean it. Part of a leader’s or manager’s role is to make sure that their team can survive without them – to manage themselves out of the picture. Now, you...

Caution: Don’t ask if you won’t act

The phrase, “Feedback is a gift,” is so true. Without it, many of us would walk around completely clueless about what our true strengths are, what we suck at, and what impact our behaviors are having on other people. And without feedback, we may not be able to make...

Beware of groupthink

“When all think alike, no one thinks very much.” ~Walter Lippman One of my clients was complaining about her work team during our session. I usually don’t let my clients complain for very long, as I’ve found that it never really accomplishes very much, but this time I...

Do you and do it all the way

Many of our clients come to us believing that there is a perfect way to be a leader – that there are specific things they’re supposed to do and specific ways they are supposed to be in order to be a good leader. They somehow believe that leadership is a “one size fits...

Look for the stars

“When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.” ~Charles A. Beard Life has a way of throwing darkness at us. There are moments that seem so dismal and tough – pitch black, no way out, can’t even see where we’re going. I’ve found these moments to be the times when...

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