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Effective Postmortem Discussions

Problems come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t get mad. Get learning! Sure, proper planning, resources, and discipline, can prevent many problems from ever happening. But no matter how hard we try, some will slip through, anyway – that’s just reality. So how best can we learn from the bad things that happen? Mistakes are …

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Self-Imposed Pressure

A leader’s success can easily be predicted by how pressure affects performance. But while the pressures that organizations routinely place on leaders can be tremendous, it’s the pressures leaders put on themselves that are often more powerful…and debilitating. Pressures Imposed by the Organization The list of pressures that organizations put on leaders is near-infinite. Here …

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Assessing An Interviewee’s Conflict Management Skills

Being able to effectively handle challenging conversations is an essential leadership skill. But is there a way to assess someone’s conflict competence – or any other leadership competency, for that matter – BEFORE you hire them? Absolutely! Here, as example, are some conversation-starters you can easily add to your upcoming interviews: “People don’t always agree. …

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Leadership Move #15: Be Bolder

Here are seven leadership moves to help you be bolder, more easily: Purposefully Push The Envelope – Show what you’ve got…and to see what happens. You can always apologize (mop up?!) later if someone thinks you went too far. (Remember: You have been given leadership responsibility for a reason – so lead.) Be More Visible …

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