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  • Leadership Tip:
Build Other Leaders

    Leadership Tip: Build Other Leaders

    One of the essential roles of leadership is to coach potential by unleashing the untapped talent and potential of others.

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  • Leadership Tip:
Demonstrate Humility

    Leadership Tip: Demonstrate Humility

    Has your lack of humility ever limited your perspective or lessened your influence as a leader? Would you even know if it had?

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  • Leadership Tip:
Reinforce What's Important

    Leadership Tip: Reinforce What's Important

    How do you reinforce what's most important?

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  • Leadership Tip:
Listen First

    Leadership Tip: Listen First

    When was the last time you listened to understand rather than to reply?

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  • Leadership Tip:
Model Work/Life Balance

    Leadership Tip: Model Work/Life Balance

    If paparazzi had followed you last week, would they have seen a balance of activities at work and outside of work? What’s the impact?

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  • Leadership Tip:
Place the Right People in the Right Roles

    Leadership Tip: Place the Right People in the Right Roles

    How many people on your team are in the right role? Do you need to make adjustments?

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  • Leadership Tip:
Make High-Value Decisions

    Leadership Tip: Make High-Value Decisions

    Do you dedicate your time to the activities that will yield the most impactful results on the organization and your team’s mission?

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  • Leadership Tip:
Talk Straight

    Leadership Tip: Talk Straight

    When was the last time you technically told the truth, but left a misleading impression?

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  • Leadership Tip:
Confront Bad Behavior

    Leadership Tip: Confront Bad Behavior

    Difficult behaviors often work for people because the behaviors catch us off guard and we freeze (e.g., your brain starts racing and you think, Did she really just say that?) and/or we get so uncomfortable that we do whatever it takes to end the interaction.

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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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