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Communicate Business Plans & Measure Progress Effectively

  Our BLOG topic for this month is about 2021 business planning competencies. No matter how carefully you’ve crafted your strategic plan during this pandemic, successful implementation will depend on how you communicate it to your...

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Business Planning Using Critical & Analytical Thinking

  As we continue identifying competencies needed for effective business planning, it’s important to highlight the importance of planning itself. A solid, well-developed plan enables you to  meet your annual goals or objectives. As the...

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Time for 2021 Business Planning

The last quarter of this most unusual year is nearly upon us. This means kids are back in school (even from home), vacations have come to an end, and life and business get back to “normal”. As a leader, this is the perfect opportunity to...

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Being Responsible & Honest Builds Trust

Trust is defined as “...our willingness to be vulnerable to the actions of others because we believe they have good intentions and will behave well toward us. Shaylene Gupta” This month’s blog topic theme has been about the...

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Reliability & Openness In Building Trust

How reliable are you as a leader? How open are you to new ideas, behaviors, cultures, people, environments, experiences? I want to cover these two topics as they are big contributors to your trustworthiness as a leader of others. Let’s begin...

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Giving Feedback At The Mid-Year Performance Review

  I’ve spent the past few weeks talking about the importance of the mid-year performance review particularly during the pandemic. Giving effective feedback is a leadership competency that is crucial in your one-on-one discussions with...

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Communication TIPS for Midyear Performance Check-ins

  As I mentioned in my previous BLOG, performance reviews can be viewed as one of the most dreaded workplace rituals.  There’s no two ways about it—effective face-to-face performance reviews play an essential role in...

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Leveraging Employee Superpowers & Positive Leadership Practices

May’s blog series on leadership competencies to lead through our current crisis and beyond wraps up  with this article on leveraging your team members’ superpowers and positive leadership practices. My hope is that these tips and...

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Hiring Great People Is An Art

The first ingredient in my leadership secret sauce blog series is about the critical importance of employee selection and hiring. The people you hire impact your entire organization and team. Ultimately you can pin the success or failure of...

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Social Awareness During COVID-19

I have been highlighting the importance of emotional intelligence in my blog series this month. Why is social awareness an important competency for you to practice during this time of crisis? With you and your team members working remotely, being...

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