Category Archives: Tips for Leading Well

Tip For Leading Well: Renew Your Vision

I’m currently teaching an undergraduate class on Organizational Leadership, and one of the key topics we recently discussed was vision. This is one of those words and concepts that evokes various emotions, with many people getting excited about the idea of vision and others thinking, “Oh no, here we go again with the vision talk.” The reality is, vision is

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Tip For Leading Well: Confront Your Current Reality

Confronting reality is not something that comes easily or naturally for leaders (or anyone for that matter). Reason is, confronting reality usually means there is a problem. And who wants to deal with a problem? Things are not going that well in the organization. Something is broken and needs fixed. There is a behavioral issue that is not being addressed.

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Tip For Leading Well: Be Constructive, Not Critical

When you lead others, one of the greatest challenges you will face is keeping yourself from becoming critical. Leaders expect a lot from people (as they should), and when those expectations are not met, they can quickly become cynical. At first it might happen only occasionally, but over time cynicism sets in and it becomes a habit. Eventually, cynicism leads

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