Posts Tagged 'producing results'

3 Ways Travel Makes You a Better Leader

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Can a vacation make you a better leader? Absolutely! In fact, travel (especially international travel) provides numerous leadership lessons. Here are just three of them.

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Now it’s your turn. What experiences have you had while traveling that have made you a better leader? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

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Why You Should Set High Expectations

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It’s easy to blame a team member for underperforming. As a leader, however, you may be partially responsible. The bottom line is this: if your team isn’t performing as well as you’d like them to, it may be because your expectations are too low.

Motivational Speaker Bill Stainton

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The Real Truth Behind Obstacles

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What’s going to get in the way of you producing the results you want to produce this year? If you find yourself coming up against some obstacles, you might want to watch this short video!

Now it’s your turn. What are some of the obstacles you’ve faced that turned out to be surprisingly surmountable once you put your mind to it? Please share your experience in the Comments section below so that others can ...

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How to Give More Effective Feedback

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Giving feedback is a huge part of leadership, but few leaders do it effectively. Here are two simple tips to get the best results from your feedback.

Motivational Speaker Bill Stainton

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A Leader’s Job is to Reduce Uncertainty

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[Tweet “Part of a leader’s job—a big part—is to reduce uncertainty.”]Leaders have many jobs within an organization: setting a vision, motivating a team, increasing profit, making the bed (home-based businesses only). But there’s a big one that a lot of leaders miss—and it’s one that I’ve become keenly aware of as I work with more and more leaders whose organizations are undergoing significant change.

One inevitable byproduct of change is uncertainty. Employees become, quite rationally, uncertain about what the change will ...

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To Lead Creativity, Create a Team of Dots

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If creativity is nothing more than connecting dots, then, as a leader, shouldn’t you have as many dots as possible available to you? Then here’s a tip: apply this principle to your team as well.

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Why Long-Term Planning Doesn’t Work

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I was having a conversation recently with a friend, and she posed a question that I’ll bet you’ve considered at some point:

“Why is it that most people will put more time and energy into planning a two-week vacation than they’ll put into planning their entire lives?”

Have you had that thought? Have you ever wondered why it’s true (and you and I both know that it is true)?

Well, since my friend posed that question, I have been wondering why ...

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