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How to Manage the New Manager’s Mindset

Mindset. It’s a fancy word for what goes on when you talk to yourself. You do, don’t you? Doing it now, in fact. Now wait, don’t get distracted, because that’s exactly what can happen to a new manager. Newly promoted or recently transferred, new managers regularly get thrown into a detail laden

7 Steps Leaders Take to Enact Leadership

Whether your vantage point is your local youth group or national politics, examples abound showing us being a leader by role, does not a leader make in the minds of others. In your own office, once you’ve been promoted, you’re simply the same person with a new shiny title, unless, you enact the

How Do You Emotionally Roll?

So many times, leaders are almost literally expected to be free of emotion, or at least not show any. This expectation is far more pronounced for the male gender, yet still shows up for female leaders in that anger from them is not widely tolerated. But, as we’ve discussed, leadership is not always

Leadership: Service or Sabotage?

In learning the art and science of more effective leadership, one may run into resistance. Beyond learning, while leading in challenging circumstances, one may also face resistance, opposition, or downright slings and arrows. In both cases, at what point does one continue to serve, in spite of a lack

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3 Scary Similarities Between Leadership and Campaigns

It’s official! Just a short while ago I was accepted into an elite program called the Political Leadership Institute. Our first courses took place recently and what an elaborate and thorough education on how to run a political campaign and execute on one’s desire to serve in public office. While

Leadership Blind Spots

  On any given day a leader drives down the road of leading his or her team. There are occasional variances in speed and the necessary lane change. There are speed signs and consequences for ignoring them and then there are the

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