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  • Leadership Tip: Get Input When Brainstorming

    Leadership Tip: Get Input When Brainstorming

    Improve the results of your next brainstorming session with this tip.

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  • Leadership Tip: You Can Veto, But Not Dictate

    Leadership Tip: You Can Veto, But Not Dictate

    Create a greater sense of ownership and engagement on your team by including your direct reports in the goal-setting process.

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  • Leadership Tip: Create Accountability

    Leadership Tip: Create Accountability

    As a leader, it is your job to clear a path for success and recognize performance. Learn how to create accountability with this FranklinCovey leadership tip.

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  • Leadership Tip: Narrow Your Goals

    Leadership Tip: Narrow Your Goals

    Leadership Tip: Do you have too many goals? People who try for too many goals at once usually end up doing a mediocre job on all of them. Apply the principle of focus to your future goals for future success.

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  • Leadership Tip: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

    Leadership Tip: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard

    People play differently when they are keeping score. Let your team know whether they are winning or losing and drive engagement with this leadership tip.

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  • Leadership Tip: Celebrate Wins

    Leadership Tip: Celebrate Wins

    Do you spend as much time celebrating the achievement of goals as you spend setting them? Celebrate wins and engage your people with this tip.

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  • Leadership Tip: Expect to Win

    Leadership Tip: Expect to Win

    Great leaders expect to win, especially when faced with unexpected challenges and disruptions.

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  • Leadership Tip: Share Your Challenges

    Leadership Tip: Share Your Challenges

    Build your emotional strength and grow as a leader by asking for help and sharing difficult challenges.

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  • Leadership Tip: Lead Difficult Conversations

    Leadership Tip: Lead Difficult Conversations

    Have you avoided a difficult conversation and inadvertently caused the situation to worsen?

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  • Leadership Tip: Lead Through Change

    Leadership Tip: Lead Through Change

    When leading through change, are you calm, confident, and focused – or anxious, threatened, and scattered? Be the leader your team deserves, especially during uncertainty, with this tip.

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  • Leadership Tip: Check Your Paradigms

    Leadership Tip: Check Your Paradigms

    Are you seeing people and current events accurately, or are you seeing them through a distorting lens? Check your paradigms with this tip.

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  • Leadership Tip: Deliver Results

    Leadership Tip: Deliver Results

    Are you and your team delivering activities instead of results? Are the results the right ones?

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  • Leadership Tip: Identify The Wildly Important Goals (WIGs)

    Leadership Tip: Identify The Wildly Important Goals (WIGs)

    Does everyone on your team know the team’s top two or three priorities and how they will align their efforts to achieve them? Identify the wildly important with this tip.

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  • Blog: Protect Your Team Against Urgencies

    Blog: Protect Your Team Against Urgencies

    How will you find the courage to keep your team focused on what is most important, including saying no to some of your own best ideas?

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  • Leadership Tip: Set Clear Expectations And Goals

    Leadership Tip: Set Clear Expectations And Goals

    Are your assumptions about people influencing their performance? When setting expectations, avoid relying on assumptions that can set people up to fail.

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  • Leadership Tip: Clarify Expectations

    Leadership Tip: Clarify Expectations

    Communication is key during uncertainty. Is your team crystal clear on what you expect from them? Are you clear on what they expect from you? Great leaders clarify expectations and minimize frustrations.

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  • Leadership Tip: Make High-Impact Commitments

    Leadership Tip: Make High-Impact Commitments

    What are the one or two most important things you can do this week to impact performance and achieve goals? Make high-impact commitments with this tip.

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  • Leadership Tip: Add or Remove Small Tasks

    Leadership Tip: Add or Remove Small Tasks

    Are you concerned that your team is overworked and in danger of burning out? Try adding or removing small tasks with this tip to effectively measure their workload.

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  • Leadership Tip: Align Actions with the Wildly Important Goals

    Leadership Tip: Align Actions with the Wildly Important Goals

    Are the efforts of your team members moving your goals forward? Learn how to make it easier for them to do so by aligning actions with wildly important goals.

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  • Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    In times of great uncertainty, leaders are faced with one of two choices. Freeze to the point of inaction, allowing uncertainty to damage culture, performance, results, and significantly slow a return to greatness. Or, transform fear into engagement, execute with excellence, use the uncertainty as a time to actually increase trust, and help everyone in the organization prepare to do more with less.

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