Do You Have Direct Reports? You Lead Teams

Woman at Whiteboard in a team meeting

All leaders, managers, anyone that has someone that reports to them, leads teams which in turn creates team leaders. I say that as a way to reframe how leaders think of themselves. When you think of yourself as a team leader this allows for a completely different lens to view your direct reports. Yes, they…

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills

Whether you are officially a leader in an organization or not, we all use leadership skills in our everyday lives. Here are 4 easy ways to improve your leadership skills no matter your official role. Listen. If you are not asking people questions, you aren’t listening. It is critical as a leader to hear what…

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How to Be A Mindful Leader

How to Be A Mindful Leader

Let’s start with defining mindful. Merriam-Webster defines mindful as: bearing in mind: aware or inclined to be aware. Another way to think of mindful is showing compassion, being able to see the other’s point of view all while reducing your stress and theirs. When you show up as a stressed leader, that has an effect…

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Highly Effective Ways to Lead Others

Highly Effective Ways to Lead Others

When teams have an effective leader, they are more productive, with higher job satisfaction, and lower turnover. There are many ways to be an effective leader. Different situations require different skills. Use these highly effective ways to lead others: Focus on the company’s goal. All employees are working for the same company and same company-wide…

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Part 4 – How Leaders Contribute to Others

Becoming the Leader

Being a skilled leader doesn’t just benefit you and your employer, it benefits the people that report to you. Effective leaders help their direct reports stretch, grow, and be successful. Leaders provide many benefits to their team members. How leaders contribute to others: Take responsibility. When mistakes happen, leaders take ownership. It is important to…

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Part 2 – Are There Advantages to Being a Skillful Leader?

Becoming the Leader

Yes, there are advantages to being a skillful leader. Being an effective leader benefits your employer, your employability, your satisfaction at work, and those you lead will trust you more. Even if you don’t currently hold a leadership position at work, there are many reasons to begin strengthening your leadership skills today. Advantages of being…

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Do You Think Great Leaders Are Born or Made?

Becoming the Leader

Becoming the Leader You Know You Want to Be – Series – Part 1 Do You Think Great Leaders Are Born or Made? Do you consider yourself a great leader? Leadership can be challenging. It’s part science and part art. The science can be learned conventionally. The art is learned by experience. The ability to…

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