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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share About Team Building (with video) thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about team time. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival follows up on this month’s with a theme all about growth and change. The question for the month is: What is an area of growth you are focusing on, either professionally or personally? Submit your growth and change related blog posts and answers to that question here! This month’s question was: What tips do you have for working well with a team?  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Frontline Festival

How to Survive a Terrible, User Boss

How to Survive a Terrible, User Boss thumbnail
I know it doesn’t feel like it now, but approach this temporary situation in your life well, and you’re in the best leadership training program money can’t buy. Observe your jerky boss’ actions and the impact. Repeat. Keep your comments to yourself. Repeat (the hardest part) and then…  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   winning well
Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting thumbnail
“This is so stupid–they asked for my opinion and then ignored it. I don’t know why I even bother! From now on, I’m going to just shut my mouth and do my work.” “Arghhh. We keep rehashing the same conversations. Why can’t we make a simple @#%*&% decision?” “I don’t know why we even bother! We make a decision and by the time we get back together, no one has done anything we agreed to. Sound familiar  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Results & Executionwinning well
How to Get Noticed as a Leader– Before You’ve Led a Team thumbnail
Last week “John” shared his “no diaper genie” frustration in the middle of our high-potential leadership development program. Yeah, I get that I’m here… and the company is investing in me and all that. But my boss keeps saying, “You’re not ready to be promoted, you’ve never led a team. I can’t recommend you for that particular promotion now, give it time”….  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Career & Learningwinning well
Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Building Brand Awareness thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about team time. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival follows up on this month’s with a theme all about growth and change. The question for the month is: What is an area of growth you are focusing on, either professionally or personally? Submit your growth and change related blog posts and answers to that question here! This month’s question was: What tips do you have for working well with a team?  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Frontline Festival
5 Surprising Reasons Your Ideas Aren’t Being Heard thumbnail
Have you ever felt this way? You’ve got great ideas. You care deeply. AND you’re frustrated. Why is no one picking up what you’re putting down? Don’t give up. Take a careful look at your idea in the context of your other behaviors and interaction with the team  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Everything Else

How Do I Find a Great Mentor?

How Do I Find a Great Mentor? thumbnail
I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me to be their mentor, and when I asked what they were looking to accomplish–I was met with a blank stare. I guess they were just looking for me to start espousing wisdom to help get their career to the next level. But mentoring doesn’t work that way.  To find a great mentor, start by being a rock star mentee.   »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Career & Learning
How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Exhausted thumbnail
You’ve been working long hours, fighting the political and logistical battles to do what’s right for the business– and just as you think everything’s on track, the landscape changes… a merger, a reorganization, reduced funding… and you feel like you’re starting all over again. Most of the time when people come to me feeling burned out and exhausted–or even feel like they’re “losing their soul” it’s not that they no longer care– it’s that they care so deeply and the lack of progress has made them weary. Have you ever felt this way? Both gung ho AND exhausted  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Energy & Engagementwinning well
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