4G Leadership: Leading with Grace

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3 QUICK JOLTS OF LEADERSHIP INSIGHT

I once had a co-worker who loved to comment that I was "so nice." I knew it wasn't meant as a compliment, but I took it as one. I knew something she didn't. It takes a strong will to lead with grace.  Continue reading

4G Leadership: Got Grit?

3 quick jolts of leadership insight
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I see effective leaders as having four key characteristics: grit, grace, gravitas, and gratitude. Let's talk about grit. Grit is about being able to stay the course despite setbacks and obstacles. Do you have what it takes to lead for the long haul? Continue reading

Assessing Your Executive Presence

 

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Do people stop and notice when you begin speaking? Do you have the ability to command a room? If you do, then you have executive presence. If you're not sure, then chances are you don't. How do you cultivate this important yet elusive trait?

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3 Elements of Executive Presence

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LEADERSHIP INSIGHT

When people describe someone as a "natural leader" they are generally responding to a combination of traits known as executive presence. If you're  looking to strengthen your leadership, here's 3 elements you should consider.

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3 Ways to Be More Charismatic as a Leader

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THREE SIPS OF LEADERSHIP INSIGHT

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Some leaders have a unique ability to make meaningful connections with the people with whomever they are speaking. Call it natural charm or learned networking skills, either way - charismatic leadership has impact.

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3 Vulnerabilities That Improve Your Leadership

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TO START YOUR DAY

Being a leader does not mean being infallible. And it may seem counterintuitive, but admitting our vulnerabilities can make us stronger in the eyes of those we are privileged to lead.

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3 Novels That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills

 

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TO START YOUR DAY

If you're looking to develop your business skills, don't fall into the trap of thinking that all  knowledge falls within the realm of the bookstore's business aisle. Keep the blood flowing to both sides of your brain by delving deeper into the inner life of characters that may be facing the same obstacles and challenges that you do on a daily basis.

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3 2016 Leadership Books You Should Put On Your “To Be Read” List

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You've made it through the Mother of All Mondays and 2016 is underway. There are new ideas coming down the pike and here are 3 to keep an eye out for. Find original ways to champion creativity, communicate effectively and memorably, and tackle challenges with forceful persistence.

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3 2015 Leadership Books You Should Go Back and Read

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It's Book Week at LeaderSips...first up, here's 3 must-reads you may have missed in 2015. Learn how to think on your feet, build a team through unconventional means, and change behavior that will last.

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2015: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

I'm stepping out of my normal boundaries today to share some thoughts on my roller coaster ride of 2015. As Charles Dickens wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

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