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Vulnerable Leaders are More Powerful Than They Know

May 15, 2017

When you think of the most effective leaders you’ve worked with, how would you describe them? Perhaps you said “charismatic,” “energetic,” or “visionary.” One word that probably didn’t spring immediately to your lips? Vulnerable. Which is too bad, because vulnerability is a powerful ally that helps leaders gain the cooperation necessary to get things done […]

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4 Ways Leaders Can Bring Sanity Back to Their Team’s Workload

March 10, 2016

When you lead a team, there are two elements to productivity: managing your personal output and overseeing others’ workloads. And there’s no shortage of interruptions, distractions and organizational tomfoolery to make it seem like there’s no way you (or your team) will ever accomplish anything meaningful. On Smartblog on Leadership this month I write about the […]

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How the World Outside of Work Helps You be a Better Leader

February 11, 2016

Because I came to motherhood late in life, I had nearly two decades of supervisory experience under my belt before my first kid arrived. Up to that point, I had been a frontline leader, a manager, an internal coach to executives. I led workshops on numerous leadership and managerial topics. I knew a lot about […]

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Develop Leaders by Loaning Your Belief

December 6, 2012

Today at the SmartBlog on Leadership site, I write about uncovering hidden opportunities to develop your team members’ leadership skills. Here’s the thing: no matter the leadership opportunity you present to your team member, it’s likely that you’ll meet some form of resistance due to doubt. You see leadership ability but she says she’s “not […]

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