Tag: Leadership

Why Are You Delegating?

Delegating can be very difficult for many leaders. What they do not realize is that it actually can benefit not only them but their employees too. There are really three important reasons to delegate work: to better control our use of time, to build our people, and to motivate our people. Better Control Our Use Of Time…

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Cost of Hiring New Employees

As a business coach in Miami, I find that many companies fail to achieve their growth goals because they are unable to staff key positions with the right people. Typically, business owners will blame this on talent pool issues, administrative issues, or place the entire burden on the human resource person. However, the real issue is related to strategy. Failure to choose and properly execute the right strategy costs companies a lot of money. The cost of hiring new employees is not readily apparent when looking at your financial statements.

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Law of Influence

In John Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership he identified “The Law of Influence”, which states that, “The True Measure of Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.”

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Law of the Lid

In John Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership he identified “The Law of the Lid”, which states that, “leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness. Without leadership ability, a person’s impact is only a fraction of what it could be with good leadership”.

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Profit from Employee Ideas

Offering employees a say in the decisions that affect them is one of the best tools for engaging their hearts, minds and souls so they are motivated to give their all – and to make better choices as a company. However, many business leaders have let employee engagement fall by the wayside while trying to navigate the post-recession economy – and inadvertently made it harder to achieve the results they want.

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Chief Emotional Officer (CEO)

Darren Hardy, Publisher of Success magazine, hit the nail on the head in his blog post Becoming the True CEO of Your Company. The essence of the article addressed one of the biggest issues I see in most companies: “For your business to perform well, your people have to perform well. For your people to…

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4 Keys to Better Collaboration

Collaboration is absolutely essential if you want to build an innovative company that thinks creatively and adapts to change in the marketplace. As an executive leadership consultant, I see many team leaders struggle with building and supporting an environment that encourages collaboration—and they miss out on great opportunities to tap into the creativity and experience…

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3 Things Great Leaders Never Do

Great leaders have a lot in common. I have been reading Great by Choice (Jim Collins), which discusses the personality traits common among the most successful CEOs in the country. Things like goal setting, creativity and healthy paranoia are highlighted. As a business coach and leadership trainer, I have worked with many successful CEOs. Based…

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3 Most Common Mistakes of New CEOs

For some, the goal of running a company as its CEO is a life-long dream that takes decades to realize. After years of leading various departments or divisions of a company, the role of CEO may seem like the natural progression and a step that is well deserved.

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