Answering Lots of Questions

This final primary behavioral style is one that’s near and dear to me! When everything’s clicking on all cylinders for me, I have an above average amount of this in my overall blend. But I’ve learned that it nearly disappears completely when I’m under a lot of stress....

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Focused on the People but Keeping an Eye on the Task

Last time we looked at a few things we can keep in mind to lead ourselves more effectively when we’ve developed the self-awareness to understand that we have a primarily DRIVEN behavioral style. While that’s absolutely how I’m wired, I do realize that only about 10% of the...

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Less Demanding & Defiant but still Very Driven

When we looked at those statistics that Travis Bradberry cited, where did you fall? Do you feel like you’re among the 36% who would be able to identify your emotions as they happen? Or are you more likely to be in that majority who could not? If I’m going to be completely honest here,...

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Getting Strategic About Self-Leadership Skills

Since flipping the calendar to a new year, we’ve looked at just how important self-awareness and self-leadership can be for each of us - especially when we’re in a role where we carry the responsibility of leading others! We also looked at some tools we can use to really understand...

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Self-Awareness to Self-Leadership

I can’t even count the number of times over the last 20 years or so that I’ve heard John Maxwell say that “the highest form of leadership is self-leadership.” Then he usually goes on to qualify that statement by emphasizing that it’s always more difficult to lead...

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Strategies for Self-Leadership

Having recently looked at how important it is for each of us to develop self awareness as leaders, let’s get down to business and begin working through ways we can become strategic about building that self-awareness so we’re prepared to deal with the toughest person we’ll ever...

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I Run This Place; Of Course I’m a Leader!

Last time I shared something I first heard John Maxwell say more than a decade ago regarding voluntary turnover, “Some sources estimate that as many as 65% of people leaving companies do so because of their managers… The ‘company’ doesn’t do anything negative to...

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Self Awareness in Leadership is Crucial!

We started out last time by looking at some stats Travis Bradberry shared detailing how uncommon true self awareness really is in basically any role. Since our focus here is really on leadership, let’s dial in on that. I mean, if someone is in a leadership role, aren’t they far more...

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OK, You’re a Leader. Why Would Self-Awareness Even Matter?

Not long ago, Cindy and I were looking through options for using an Audible credit when we stumbled onto something new from John Maxwell. Having read (or listened to) just about everything John’s put out over the last twenty years, we were a bit surprised that we hadn’t heard of The...

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Accountability; the “Something Extra”…

If we want the kind of accountability we’ve been looking at to this point to have a cascading effect throughout our organizations, and to completely avoid being part of the current social status-quo of unaccountability, leading by example and holding our teams to high (but attainable)...

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Focused on We, Not Just Me…

I closed last time by referencing one of the most powerful quotes I’ve ever heard from John Maxwell, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” I remember sharing that quote with the manager I reported to several years ago when he complained about an issue in the facility we...

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The Importance of Accountability in Leadership

The higher we climb in our organizations, the stronger our expertise (typically) becomes within our respective areas of responsibility. Unfortunately, that often means we have little time - or energy - leftover to develop a high level of competency in the other areas of the business we’re a...

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