Tag Archives: Leadership

10 Ideas for Empowering Leadership

Leadership is not a job, not a role one plays at work and then puts aside during the commute home in order to relax and enjoy real life. Rather, leadership is the leader's real life. -    CHRIS LOWNEY, Heroic Leadership Leadership flows from who you are and whether you realize it or not you are…
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Change is a Process

As leaders, we need to come to grips with the fact that everything is in a process of change continually; as we live life, build, create, sell or renovate things are changing.  Even when things are left alone, the reality is they too change, they decay, time has a way of changing everything!  To come to…
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Measurable Outcomes Keep Us on Target

Setting specific, measurable goals and objectives is key in project management - like planning a road trip, you know where you want to head. You take the time to plan;  you map your route, where you will grab meals, re-fuel and where you will spend the nights.  It is really helpful to set specific mid-way…
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Challenges Ripe with Opportunity – Leadership

Whether we realize it or not, all of us are leading in a multiplicity of ways all the time and while we may lead well verbally, our actions and posture may be saying something else!  Leading well is as much an art form as it's models and strategies.   One such example of this is how…
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Hope Inspiring Leaders

Hope is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to your team. It is the spark that will help your team to keep going, even in the toughest times. If you are a leader, then there are people who are looking to you for hope. Whether they are clients with needs, team members…
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It Costs to Care

For those who would like to build a team in which team members feel cared for, there will be some costs associated. The costs of caring, which can be seen even in the simple gesture of the photo (left), are: Time. Time is precious. To care for your team members you will need to spend…
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Do People Trust You?

Being trusted involves more than personal integrity. Just because a leader is honest and respectful of others, doesn't mean that they are necessarily an effective leader. The component of "performance trust" is also a crucial aspect of leadership effectiveness. It doesn't matter how nice and caring you are; if you don't deliver high quality work…
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Building Hope

We have been talking about the importance of leaders having real hope and how that can help the people in their teams to move ahead with enthusiasm. However, the past few years of the global financial crisis has really knocked many people's hope levels down. Hopes of a business being successful or of long planned…
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How Stable is your Organization?

Some organizations, while appearing to be rock solid from the outside,  are actually quite fragile and open to instability and possible collapse. We have all seen in the past few years how quickly the scene can change when pressure is applied to businesses and their leaders. Some possible signs of organizational instability: Short cuts, easy…
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Creating a Culture of Care

This photo (although a little creepy) does represent the traditional organizational structure most widely used in the world. When we look at organizational structures we often see them representing the hierarchy of authority, responsibility and influence. They do represent all of these, however, it is also important to look at the structure representing the flow…
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