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Push People to Make Them Go

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..out the door. People want to do well. Where we have consistently poor performance and turnover in a team, we must look at our own practices as leaders and the cultural norms that have set in. After a while, we have to admit that it can’t keep being their fault. Harsh. Real. And completely fixable. […]

Four Types of Decision Makers

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When making a decision, some people need to see that you have thought it through and given them some choices of solutions (and not merely a description of the problem). Some people need to know they are liked and to talk out loud about the situation and possibilities before making a decision. Some people need […]


Say What You Notice

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No matter how we may deny it, we totally can sense another person’s emotions. And we usually do a poor job responding to what we sense. We tiptoe or navigate around their emotions. We ignore them or plow through them. We do all that because we don’t want to feel their emotions (they feel quite […]

Be a Powerful Leader

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A forceful leader defends her vulnerabilities and discounts her people’s capabilities. All that remains available to her to get things done is some form of shoving. A powerful leader has no need to defend and believes more in others’ capabilities than even they themselves do. As a result, lots of good work gets done. From […]