Karin’s Leadership Articles

Thanks so much for all of your support of the LGL community this year. Your faithful comments and collaboration caused our community to be rated on the Top 10 Leadership Development sites (based on engagement). I’m humbled and grateful for your support.

To wrap up 2014, I share the most popular posts of 2014 in case you missed them.

I’m looking forward to an amazing new year for our community. If you’ve not yet completed the short survey on what you’d like to see next year, please take a moment now by clicking here.

Eight Questions You Should Ask Your Boss A very practical list of questions you can use to get a deeper dialogue going with your boss. It also includes some great conversation starters if you’re the boss.

When Passive Aggressive Meets the Truth I must say, I’m glad this one got traction because it came from a really emotional place. A wonderful side effect of blogging is the cathartic feeling of helping others grow from my pain 😉

5 Subtle Ways Leaders Lose Credibility Credibility is hard to establish and easy to lose. This post covers the more subtle credibility-busters that often get in the way of great leadership.

5 Secrets to Great Skip Level Meetings Done well, skip level meetings can inspire, engage, motivate and inform the skipper, skipee, and even the skipped. On the other hand, poorly run skip level meetings inadvertently bring on “Diaper Genie” feedback and diminish trust. There’s not a lot out there on this subject. If you run skip level meetings, there are some important tips here.

A Better Way to Address Performance Issues This model (left) goes beyond the traditional “will or skill” approach. An easy way to dig deeper.building confidence and competence

Trickle Down Intimidation The same leaders who carefully craft inspiring messages for the frontline, may be undercutting their efforts by inadvertent trickle down intimidation. Fear is contagious. Leaders watch the level above them and take their cues on how to act and what to say.

The 9 Biggest Mistakes When Presenting to Executives A practical guide to a stronger presentation. I use many of these tips in my leadership development work.

6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity Team long for more authenticity. Find out why and how to give them what they need.

How to Succeed as Scope and Scale Increases As you move up, the game changes. Practical tips for succeeding at the next level.

Great Mid Year Review Questions Another question post. Most of these questions would work just as well for an end-of-year appraisal.

Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt helps human-centered leaders resolve workplace ambiguity and chaos, so that they can drive innovation, productivity and revenue without burning out employees. She’s the founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, an international leadership development and training firm known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. She’s the award-winning author of four books including Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul and a hosts the popular Asking For a Friend Vlog on LinkedIn. A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. Karin and her husband and business partner, David Dye, are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.


  1. Findia Group

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Karin Hurt

      Thanks so much. Hope you find it useful.

  2. Bruce Harpham

    Karin, I filled in your survey. It looks like 2015 is going to be a good year for you!

    I liked your posts on mistakes to avoid. Those are good ways to avoid blind spots.

    • Karin Hurt

      Bruce, Thanks so much for you involvement ad support of LGL this year. I’m excited to review the results of the survey. Happy New Year

  3. Steve Borek

    Can’t say I have a favorite. I hope to pick up one nugget, regardless of how small, from any blog post I read.

    • Karin Hurt

      Steve, Thanks as always for your involvement and extending the conversation each week. Truly appreciate it.

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