Do as I Say, Not as I Do...

As I uploaded the last post, I had to force myself not to use a fairly recent mugshot of one of the folks I referenced. I opted for an image that reminded me a bit of the Lord Farquaad character in Shrek… With the picture of that vertically challenged villain now in your head, let’s...

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Qualities of a Bad Leader

We started down this path by looking at some of the Essential Qualities of Leadership then we took a hard look at the importance of Leadership in Management. Since we have the foundation in mind, let’s dig into a few of the qualities of a bad leader so we have just as clear a picture of...

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The New Sheriff in Town?

Last time we looked at some of the challenges we may face when we move into a new position of authority, and leadership responsibility, for a team of folks who had previously been our peers. But what if that’s not the situation we’re in? What if our first day with the organization is...

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Show’em Who’s Boss!?

I closed last time by promising to share some things that just about anyone can apply to earn genuine influence and lead the team they supervise or manage more effectively. While that may seem like a pretty lofty promise, I really believe it’s much simpler than it’s usually made out...

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Leadership In Management

As we looked at some of the most Essential Qualities of Leadership recently, I made a few references to things we’ve likely all seen folks with authority do that pushes a team away from them rather than earning the kind of influence necessary to truly lead. While I believe possessing...

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Get Excited to Hear from Jeff Henderson at LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021!

Join us on October 22nd for LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 hosted by Dove Development & Consulting at Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia to hear from Jeff during this leadership development experience. Grab your ticket today and don't miss her bio below.  Plus, check out the entire...

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LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 Announces Valorie Burton as a Keynote Speaker!

Join us on October 22nd for LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 hosted by Dove Development & Consulting at Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia to hear from Valorie during this leadership development experience. Grab your ticket today and don't miss her bio below.  Plus, check out the entire...

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Announcing Ed Mylett as a LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 Speaker!

Experience the wisdom of Ed Mylett at LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 happening on October 22nd.  The 7th Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg event hosted by Dove Development & Consulting will be held at Blue Ridge Community College on Friday, October 22nd.  Tickets are over 60% sold out...

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Get Excited to Hear from Jamie Kern Lima at LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021!

Jamie has a story that resonates in the hearts of most!  Join us on October 22nd for LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 hosted by Dove Development & Consulting at Blue Ridge Community College - Virginia to hear from Jamie during this leadership development experience. Grab your ticket today and...

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Learn More About John C. Maxwell as a LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 Speaker!

Announcing John C. Maxwell as he bookends the 7th Annual LIVE2LEAD:Harrisonburg 2021 simulcast event bringing world class thought leaders to the table. Hosted by Dove Development & Consulting, we personally invite you to this leadership development experience!

You can check out John's recent...

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The Buck Stops Here!

I ended the last post by emphasizing how ineffective barking orders and cracking the whip is for a leader who needs to get long term engagement (and results) from their team, and I also referenced how that can often look like an easy approach to someone who hasn’t held leadership...

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Effective Communication Won’t Happen Without This

In order to become really effective with that idea of Alliance Feedback that I referenced as I closed the last post, and form authentic alliances (relationships) with the team members we’re responsible for leading, we need to develop another essential quality of leadership; we need to...

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