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A Leader’s Network Part 2: Your Network Should Change as Your Situation Changes

Read part 1 of this series here. Your Network Should Change as You Move Up the Org Chart Our research has shown that leaders face distinct network challenges as they move through the organizational hierarchy, and thus leaders should have … READ MORE

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A Leader’s Network Part 1: Influence Without Authority

The ability to influence others in informal ways rather than solely exercising your positional/hierarchical power is very important in today’s workplace. And the simple truth is that this ability to influence without authority is directly tied to the networks you … READ MORE

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Research Reveals the 2 Most Important Competencies for Success

Thousands of leaders from all over the world attend our leadership development programs, and as a result we have vast amounts of data about leaders from all over the world. As a quant-geeky researcher who also trains, I see how our … READ MORE

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Don’t Gag on Engagement

I remember comedienne Rosie O’Donnell asking her audience, “Anybody in here engaged?” <clap, clap, clap> “Ever notice that ‘Engaged’ has the word ‘GAG’ in the middle of it?” <laugh, laugh, laugh> She meant “engaged” as in “engaged to be married.” … READ MORE

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How to Successfully Move Into a Strategic Leader Role

(Adapted from CCL’s Leading Effectively E-Newsletter article, Shifting Gears: How to Successfully Move Into a Strategic Role) You want to take that next step. Move from an operational leader to a strategic one. It can come easy for some, but … READ MORE

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10 Common Mistakes in Giving Feedback

(Taken from: CCL’s publication excerpts, “10 Common Mistakes in Giving Feedback,”  Feedback That Works: How to Build and Deliver Your Message, CCL Press, 2000,  Sloan R. Weitzel) There’s good reason that you aren’t eager about giving feedback to the people you work … READ MORE

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Lessons From the Yellow Brick Road

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a book I used to read over again as a child.   As I recollect fondly about my three imaginary companions – Cowardly Lion, Tin Woodman and Scarecrow, it dawned on me that their adventures … READ MORE

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