04/2013
You're reluctant to speak up at meetings. The issue may not be that you don't have ideas to contribute, but that you're one of those people who prefer to reflect carefully on information before making pronouncements.Other people may interpret this as holding back, fear of looking bad, or reluctance to speak on the record so you're not accountable. These perceptions can derail your career, so you need to address them. But how?
03/2013
How can you tell if your team is functioning with high-performing efficiency or bogged down by dysfunction? One way is to examine what I call the emergent leadership roles.There are four leader roles that begin to evolve early within a team. In just twelve hours of group interaction, these roles will be established. So whether you're on an ad hoc committee or a well established team, you will see these roles come into play:
02/2013
Like boats, people create wakes -- gentle swells of good feeling, ripples of draining negativity, or frothing waves of drama and crisis. These emotional wakes can either spur productivity or decimate it, which is why effective leaders learn how to control their emotions instead of letting their emotions control them. 
02/2013
The Problem. Joe led a team of talented professionals, but noticed that communication differences often made it difficult for these smart people to work together.
02/2013
The article below was written by my research partner, Ashley Bowers, President of TTI Performance Systems, Ltd. Psychological research has shown that our bodies and brains are connected.
02/2013
The Problem. Tamara's boss did not listen to her. Over time she had developed a "no one hears me" thought pattern and viewed herself as a victim. As a result, she was not accomplishing what she wanted and not advancing in her career. Tamara was stuck in a rut. She needed to change something, but what?
01/2013
Shawn Kent Hayashi shares that now is the time to evaluate the skill set that will catapult you to the life you believe that you can achieve. As you evaluate the skills that you have and look to develop the skills that need to be developed to help you achieve your goals, consider the following 24 skills that are necessary for great leadership in 2013!
01/2013
The Client's Problem: Jacqueline is a senior manager whose boss had labeled her as "arrogant and defensive" after receiving feedback that she was difficult to report to.
01/2013
Even good employees can get stuck. They may not be not able to problem solve through a difficult situation, or perhaps a personal crisis has affected job performance.Conversations for Employee Improvement

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