employee development & coaching

Suspending Judgement is a Key Leadership Skill

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

One of my clients recently had difficulty letting go of some unfair comments from her supervisor. The comments were harsh because the supervisor thought the work was shoddy, but the supervisor had gaps in his knowledge and had overlooked the true quality of the work. My client knew she had to get past the comments, but they still hurt. There were two aspects to grapple with—the personal hurt and the professional relationship. My client had to be objective about the comments and build a more respectful professional relationship.

Leading Others: Expanding Your Impact

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What does leading others really entail? This second stage of your leadership career is when you begin to have a larger influence and to expand your impact as a leader. In this episode, host Dale Dixon and TCL author and advisor Ron Price discuss the 12 skills needed to transition from leading yourself to leading others. Ron suggests starting with empathy, gives five steps for delegation, and shares the one thing that will make you really great at leading others.

Managing Different Personalities at Work with Jaime Lisk

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In this short video, Leadership Coach, Trainer & Speaker Jaime Lisk talks about managing different personalities at work. She offers tips for identifying employee styles and explains how to use this information to improve your leadership.

Unpacking Remote Management

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By Dr. Lisa Aldisert,

Many of us are a good ten months into managing a remote workforce. Although some have done well and even flourished, others are stumbling. This can be frustrating, especially if you felt successful when you were together with your team in the office.

7 Powerful Results of Nuturing Innovation

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Dr. Evans Baiya, HR.com, November 2020

In my work, I hear a lot of reasons why people don't engage in innovation: "That's not part of my job description." "I'm not and idea person." "Innovation doesn't really apply to my industry." "We don't need innovation right now. Our company is doing just fine." "Our workforce is already well trained." "The CEO is the one who comes up with new ideas.

How Collaboration is Like a Chinese Finger Trap

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Imagine you’ve just settled into your office for the morning, coffee in hand, desktop firing up, when two employees blow through the door. Each has a strong, yet opposing, viewpoint about the next steps for a project. And before you know it, you are drawn into playing referee or decision-maker.

Communications Checklist For Virtual Leaders

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Dr. Lisa Aldisert, Hr.com, September 2020

An opportunity for leaders to sharpen the saw and up their game.

Virtual leadership is now an essential skill as a result of living through the pandemic. Recent announcements by large tech companies such as Google and Salesforce.com that they expect their employees to work remotely until next summer are harbingers of what we can expect in the near term. Read more.

Moving From Corrector to Coach – A Life-Changing Breakthrough

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By Steve Van Remortel,

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within." - Bob Nelson

This quote by Bob Nelson captures the essence of one of the greatest breakthroughs that I see in leaders as they develop. That breakthrough is when a leader (in a business or at home) moves from being a corrector to a coach.

What Are You Missing When You’re Paying Attention?

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Recently I came across a familiar video I had not seen in a while. It has two teams, one in black shirts and the other in white shirts, passing basketballs to each other. As you watch it, you are asked to count the number of passes. Sounds easy, right? If you want to watch the original video, go here.

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