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trUTips #41—20 Powerful Questions™ People-Centered Leaders Ask
Asking people questions has the same effect as giving them food and money. People-centered leaders ask powerful questions, here are 20 questions that will help you master the 5 moments that are critical to getting the best performance from you and your team. Entrepreneurial Operating System™ Leaders – please read! Read trUTips #41.
trUTips #40—The Cornerstone of Engagement – Empathy: 2 Tips to Show It
What is the importance of showing empathy as a leader? As a coach, I can speak to the impact of not showing it, and it is people coming to work thinking “My leader does not care about me as a person.” Do you really think they are bringing their best if that is how they feel about the relationship with their leader? Here is a lesson an emerging leader taught me and 2 tips for practicing(and building) empathy as a leader. Read trUTips #40.
trUTips #39—3 Tips for Creating a Safe Culture for Truth to be Shared
How can I create an environment and culture in which my people feel safe sharing and dialoguing in an open and honest manner? People-centered leaders recognize the need for safety, and it show up as trust that alllows the truth to be spoken, sometimes in very difficult situations. Here are 4 tips to see if it is present and 3 tips to creating it. Read trUTips #39.
trUTips #38—3 Tips for Successfully Delegating
Delegating is critical for leaders, and it is not easy to do for many reasons. Here are the 3 barriers to delegating and how to overcome them with action. Hidden truth – it is almost impossible to make this shift for a leader without help. It has become the top development areas for my coaching practice. Read trUTips #38.
trUTips #37—7 Books for a Leadership Book Study Group
Here are my 7 favorite books for a leadership book study group. All these topics are relevant for leaders, and as a bonus I include tips for make the study be about my core value – Learning + Doing = Growth. Read trUTips #37.
trUTips #36—FREE articles to help you grow as a leader
Don’t Avoid Gaps, Lead Through Them
Demystifying Strategic Planning: How to Create One and Effectively Lead Through The Gap
Own It! 5 Tips for Managing Your Career and Performance
trUTips #35—How do I increase accountability in my organization?
In seven years of working with leaders and leadership teams, no one has ever started a conversation this way. Here are four ways the conversation starts and actions leaders can take tomorrow to increase accountability. Read trUTips #35.
trUTips #34—Your People Want A Career Plan: How to do it
The often overlooked key to retention? Helping your people clearly see a career path for themselves AND understand the work they need to be doing to prepare for it. Here are tips for leader to guide the process to ensure it is clear and owned by the individual. Read trUTips #34.
trUTips #33—Right People in the Right Seats: How to do it
Organizations cannot grow effectively if they do not have the right people in the right seats. Getting to that point is hard work, and the most important work that a CEO/Leadership Team can do to start the process of healthy growth for their organization. Here are some tips about how to work through the process of Right People in the Right Seats. Read trUTips #33.
trUTips #32—8 Great Leadership Books for a Summer Vacation
It is important to reset as a leader, and summer vacation is a time to do that. Part of resetting for me is reading, and based on your attention span and time, here are 8 books I recommend. I also created a special page to get some expanded descriptions of each book and an easy link if you want to order them. Read trUTips #32.
trUTips #31—trUMoments™: Someone needs something from you
It is easy to get lost in concepts like Servant Leader. New leaders are especially challenged because the important part of their job is the do, and too often they are buried with books and catchy phrases like “Right people/right seats” or “It’s your ship!” My goal of truMoments™ is to focus on recognizing when you are in a place that is important and doing something significant. Someone needs something from you is one of those trUMoments™ that happens all the time, and more important than listening for it is to create time to hear it so you can respond effectively. Here are some tips and questions to do that. Read trUTips #31.
trUTips #30—What Kind of Leader Do I Want to Be? Introducing trUMoments™
Leadership has been called a job, a skill, a calling, and many other words that elevate it to a place in our minds where we often get lost in the theory of what it takes to be a leader. I call leadership a choice, and share some thoughts on what key moments leaders need to learn to be present for. These are trUMoments™. Read trUTips #30.
trUTips #29—Tools to Develop as a Leader: Listening and the Johari Window
It is critical to have One-on-One conversations with your people. When we do have these conversations how do we make the most of that time together so we listen well and they feel comfortable and hear what they need to hear? The Johari Window is a tool that can help leaders see their time with others differently and learn tips to build great relationships using that time. This includes two videos and an exercise to use the videos to learn with your teams. Read trUTips #29.
trUTips #28—A Case For Face to Face Leadership – The One-on-One
Why should I take the time to do one-on-ones with my team? It is a great question, and by answering it a conversation emerges that will change you. At the core of this question is an equally important question – What kind of leader do I want to be? This trUTips makes a case for the one-on-one and why it is the most important time a leader has with his/her team. Read trUTips #28.
Too often people go searching for learning in a classroom or a book, when the more effective answer is ‘find a mentor’. Here is some advice for both individuals and leaders about how to make mentoring work for them. Read trUTips #27.
trUTips #26—5 Steps to Make Personal Change Stick
After making a key note on time management this summer, I had some conversations that made me realize people had lots of questions about how to define the changes they want and make those changes. Here are 5 Steps for making those changes. Read trUTips #26 Here is a link to the key note presentation if you are interested.
trUTips #25—Time. Have enough?
Talent management is about great conversations. I find myself this summer having 3 different conversations that all have a common theme. How should I be spending my time? Here are three tips for being more effective with your time. Read trUTips #25
trUTips #24—Problems finding the right people? Here are some tips that will help
Are you struggling to find the right talent? There is a talent shortage and it will probably get worse as the economy recovers. Finding the right people when your business needs them requires a more proactive approach. Here are tips to help you find the right people regardless of the economy . Read trUTips #24
Talent management is about great conversations. Sometimes the things we see and feel need to first be understood. Then we need to find a compelling reason to change. Learn how to deal with leader burn-out or a tired team. Learn how coaching can help. Learn how to have the right conversations to direct your efforts as a leader to raise the energy and engagement of your team. Read trUTips #23
trUTips #22—Making One-on-Ones Cherished and Invaluable
Talent management is about great conversations. The One-on-One should be the most valuable time for you as a leader and the most cherished time for your people to get what they need to be their best. Here are simple tips to make cherished and invaluable a reality. Read trUTips #22
trUTips #21—Building A Leadership Development Program From Scratch
When we think of leadership development, we often think of world class organizations like the Center for Creative Leadership or some executive MBA from a top school like Harvard, Northwestern, or Michigan. There is a way to do great leadership development no matter what size your organization. It will cost one very valuable thing – your time. Read trUTips #21
trUTips #20—Book Review: Great On The Job / Interview with Author Jodi Glickman
There are lots of things we do not know. How do we handle those situations where we are asked something but do not know the answer? This situation and several others are addressed in this great book for people who are starting a new role or career and want to be successful. The central theme in this book is creating forward momentum with all of your communication. This book should be a key resource for all talent management professionals, leaders who are mentoring high potentials, or anyone looking to move their career forward. I am also giving away some free books. Read trUTips #20
trUTips #19—Succession Planning: What It Is and How To Do It
There are many reasons not to do succession planning, which is why on