Are You a Trustworthy Leader?

leadership of the organization. Their concerns focused on their bosses: Lack of transparency Shifting priorities that could never be nailed down. Lack of commitment to the overall mission of the organization. Not helping them develop as professionals The result for these staff members were that they did not feel very engaged or committed to the company and were planning their strategy of how to get out. A recent survey by Interaction Associates reported on trust in organizations and showed that...

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The Small Steps of Leadership

As part of the program, each new LP member is introduced and invited to come up to the front of the room to have his or her picture taken with their new classmates. In the audience are their sponsors, people who recommended the new participants for the program and who are often the participant’s boss. The CEO of a local non-profit, seated next to me, smiled broadly and clapped excitedly when her staff member was introduced to the audience. A...

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Conflict…Yikes!

This is the discussion several of my colleagues and I had at our regular meeting with Alan Weiss, who is one of the world’s top management consultants. We decided to role play the upcoming meeting and in discussing how we all deal with conflict, we all agreed that it is one of the most difficult skills to develop. While it may be easy to get angry or frustrated, being effective in dealing with conflict is much more challenging. After a...

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Let’s hear it for Sensibility!

It was a throwback to an old era when we were boarded by seat rows beginning in the back of the plane. I was in row 8 and was in the last group to be called. But by the time I made it halfway down the ramp, I could immediately see the difference in passenger comfort. There was no long line of people to enter the plane. I went right on board and just had to wade through a few...

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