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Ain’t That a Kick in the Pants

Isn’t it funny how obvious and oblivious are so close? — Author unknown My work with leaders sometimes involves inviting the leader’s direct reports to purposely kick him or her in the emotional keister. One of the most effective ways of doing

Five Key Characteristics of Goals That Motivate

As a leader, you want to set clear and achievable benchmarks for your team. Consider these five key characteristics to create goals that motivate! 1.     Clarity Clear goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and

How to Give Feedback That Helps

Leading courageously often involves sharing feedback, both bad and good, with those around you. But feedback can be really hard to give, and it’s even harder to take. It helps to view it in terms of being constructive, helping people grow

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