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Category Archives: Leadership

How to Be a Great Mentee And Mentor

Many successful people attribute their success to having had a great mentor. But did you know that you can also experience high levels of growth by being a mentor, as well? Serving as a mentor could give you the opportunity to develop your communication skills, gain a new perspective, give back and expand your network. And, who knows—your mentee […]

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader

What if you could learn from the world’s number one executive coach? Would you take it? I know I would, which is why I traveled to NJ last week. Marshall Goldsmith, the #1 leadership coach and author of the bestseller, What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There, unfortunately, is no longer accepting coaching clients. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Hang Onto All of Your Talent

We’ve become so obsessed with hanging onto talent at all cost that we forget that there is a price to pay when no one leaves. If no one ever departs, then you are breathing your own exhaust. Attrition can be healthy for an organization. When you bring new people into the organization, you allow fresh […]

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Should Exit Interviews be Shown the Door?

A business owner recently asked me if I thought he should have an exit interview with an employee who just gave notice. Here’s my response: Are you REALLY open to making changes so that others don’t leave for the same reason. If you can’t answer yes, then don’t waste the employee’s time. Here’s what I […]

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Deciding Who to Promote

One of my advisory clients recently asked for my advice on who to promote into a newly vacated position. You might be surprised by my answer. I told him not to look at past performance. Instead, look at the skills needed to do this new job. Here’s why. Let’s take the all-too-common situation of promoting […]

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Talent: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

I was visiting a Fortune 500 company that was struggling to fill jobs and retain talent—A challenge many of you have. They have a record number of job openings, and employee turnover is on the rise. Growth plans have been put on hold, as they don’t have the workforce to extend their reach. Their executive […]

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Why Relying on Job Postings to Fill Jobs May Not be Such a Good Thing

Are you wasting tens of thousands of dollars every year posting positions to job boards? Recent research shows a mere 3% of new hires actually come in through job board sites. Why continue posting positions to job boards if you’re not getting any traction? I tell you what you should be doing instead, in my […]

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Why Your Efforts To Move Forward May Be Holding You Back

It’s Monday morning here, which means my street closely resembles the set of a Star Wars movie. Hosts of landscaping crews have invaded the neighborhood with leaf blowers on their backs. They’re on a mission to rid the sidewalks of grass cuttings and leaves. I watch in amazement, as crew members blow the debris from […]

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Want a Promotion? Start Tooting Your Horn

How do you feel when I say, “If you want to get ahead, you need to go out there and tell your boss, and the people you work with, that you’re good at your job.” Does that make you uncomfortable – or you do dismiss it as nonsense? In all the years I’ve been coaching, […]

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The One Blind Spot That Can Derail an Executive’s Success

I’ve worked with hundreds of executives to help them dramatically improve their ability to become magnetic leaders. Some need a little bit of tweaking, while others benefit from a complete overhaul. Here’s the one thing they all have in common. Failure to build strong relationships up, down and across the organization. It doesn’t matter how […]

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