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  • Warning! Are You Sabotaging Your Leadership Reputation?

    Hi, my name is Eric, and I work in HR. Gets you fired up, doesn’t it? Everyone loves HR…you know, when they want to terminate someone, need some help with that open requisition, or want to point out how unfair it is that the engineers get to wear flip-flops to work and they don’t. I’m […]

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  • These 3 Lessons from the Wizard of Oz Will Make You a Better Leader

    Last summer I had the privilege of watching a local theater company perform The Wizard of Oz. My 14-year-old daughter played the Scarecrow, and it was a treat to see her do her thing. What struck me while watching the production, though, were the myriad leadership opportunities for the cast and crew. I watched crew members step […]

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  • Manager and Leader – The Mixology for Success

    Managers are the single greatest factor in retaining employees (Gallup Organization, State of the American Workplace, 2012). CEOs who wish to retain top managers need to see them as important resources and nurture them accordingly. Nurturing good managers is crucial to building great companies. So what are the factors necessary for managerial success? Having a […]

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  • Manager and Leader – The mindset for success

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    How many managerial roles and mindsets can you think of off the top of your head? And how many of those can one person reasonably be expected to effectively fulfill? In a classic November 2003 Harvard Business Review article, “Manager’s Job: Folklore and Fact,” Mintzberg outlines 10 daily managerial roles that fall within three broad […]

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  • What does a Manager actually do?

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    “It has become popular to talk about us being over-managed and under-led. I believe we are now over-led and under-managed.” — Henry Mintzberg, Simply Managing: What Managers Do — and Can Do Better (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013). I recently facilitated a senior leadership program for a technology company, where the participants got into a heated debate […]

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  • Catch! The Secret to Active Listening.

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    “Heads up!” This familiar call alerts us to an incoming object by redirecting our attention to the current environment. Ok, it also helps us not get injured. Sometimes I think we should yell the same thing as we are talking with each other. As a facilitator and executive coach, I spend a lot of my […]

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  • Leadership and Power – Part 2

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    In part I of this blog series we explored the four types of Position Power. In this blog we will continue our conversation on Power as we explore Personal Power. Personal power is a leader’s personal influence. It has to do with the amount of respect, trust and support they have from others. We cannot […]

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  • Leadership and Power

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    The word power has an interesting presence in our language. It can be thought of as something strong, action oriented, or the ability to influence others and have a positive impact on others. We use language such as “I felt empowered” or “she is so powerful.” The shadow side of power is thought of as […]

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  • Weekly Roundup #6

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    Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Weekly Roundup. Each week we scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this blog. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

    In this week’s roundup we feature several articles focusing on what is the definition of leadership, how sharing daily routines can help develop potential leaders, advice for creating a culture that brings out the best in your team and what you can do to enable better decision-making personally and in the organization.

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