GIVE THE GIFT OF FEEDBACK

GIVE THE GIFT OF FEEDBACK

When working with senior leaders one of the biggest hurdles is to get them to see constructive feedback in a positive light. Too often leaders think feedback is an attack on them.   Referring to feedback as a gift opens their eyes to the positives.

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LEADING FROM THE FRONT: WHAT DO A HEAD OF SCHOOL AT CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY AND THE CEO OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES HAVE IN COMMON?

LEADING FROM THE FRONT:  WHAT DO A HEAD OF SCHOOL AT CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY AND THE CEO OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINES HAVE IN COMMON?

As leaders it is the small actions that can have large impacts. Think about the last time you greeted your employees or customers in the office lobby or at the front door to your retail outlet. If you have never tried it, go for it. That small gesture will have a lasting positive impact. Learn how the actions of one school leader model the behaviors of a great leader.

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SHOULD YOU ACT LIKE A LEADER OR LEAD LIKE AN ACTOR?

SHOULD YOU ACT LIKE A LEADER OR LEAD LIKE AN ACTOR?

The key to being a great actor is to be yourself.  Acting is not about impersonation, it is about originality.  The same concept holds true in the business world.  As a leader, the most important attribute you can bring to your job is your authenticity.  There is no one else like you in the world and that is what makes each of us special and different.  Too many people spend their working lives trying to be like someone else or adjusting their personality and approach to “fit in”. 

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INSOURCE YOUR STRATEGY CONSULTING NEEDS

INSOURCE YOUR STRATEGY CONSULTING NEEDS

Action learning programs exercise the strategic muscles of an organization, build leadership capability, drive employee engagement and improve business results.  Why not trust your strategy projects to your high potentials?

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA MADE SUCCESSION PLANNING FASHIONABLE

OSCAR DE LA RENTA MADE SUCCESSION PLANNING FASHIONABLE

Not only was Oscar de la Renta a progressive fashion designer, he was also an insightful leader who recognized the importance of creating a succession plan.  Too many creatives allow their egos and sense of self worth stand in the way of creating an organization that can carry on in their absence.  Oscar de la Renta was unique in this regard.  We can all learn a lesson about just how fashionable succession planning can be from Oscar.

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SUPERMAN'S SECRET POWER: SELF-AWARENESS

SUPERMAN'S SECRET POWER:  SELF-AWARENESS

What really makes superman great is that he is a self-aware leader. He knows his strengths and he leverages them in his quest for peace. He is also fully aware that kryptonite is his weakness. Self-awareness is a strength that all great leaders have learned to leverage. Superman epitomizes a leader who knows how to leverage his strengths. Superman’s super power that very few talk about is his awareness of his own strengths and weakness.

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WORK STYLE DIVERSITY AS A STRENGTH

WORK STYLE DIVERSITY AS A STRENGTH

Workplace culture is like a living organism constantly evolving. The introduction of a new employee or the departure of an employee can change the dynamic of an office culture. Too often the leadership of companies overlooks the importance of culture to organizational performance. Work styles and personal preferences have been studied for ages. 

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