Leaders… you need to chill out and have a laugh.

When we are in leadership positions, sometimes we believe that the weight of the world is on our shoulders.  That we need to be seriously focused on our work. This can be true. But…

 

If we want to perform our...

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How to be a successful leader.

Many people are reaching out to me asking point-blank… “how can I be a successful leader?”

 

I’ve said it many times before, leading is easy… if you know the basics. From there it’s...

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What is your brand? What do you represent?

I was recently featured on Forbes and Personal Branding Blog which got me thinking… what is YOUR brand?

 

This means, what do you stand for? When your staff or team are out having drinks… what do they say...

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Can you “over-apply” for internal promotions?

I recently had a Member of my Leadership Academy ask me if he should apply to a job posting.  The concern he had was that a few months prior, he already applied to this internal posting.

 

Would it look silly of him...

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3 ways to manage stress at work

Are you pulling your hair out because of stress? We can have stress in our personal and professional lives. Stress can affect people in different ways.  Below are 3 ways to manage your work stress. For more ways to manage...

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Being laid off is NOT your fault BUT… what happens next IS!

We’ve all heard about how some big companies are doing some big layoffs.  Not only have they done some big layoffs, but they’ve done it in the most heartless way.

So, let’s get something out of the way....

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Do you have a leadership mindset?

People are promoted every day. This doesn’t mean they are going to be great leaders.  There are a few things you need to be thinking of and a way to be thinking of them. In this post I share 5 leadership mindsets you...

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Can managers and employees be friends?

Whenever someone is first moved into a management position I always get the same question. Can I be friends with my staff?

 

In short, yes... but no.

 

If you are new to the company I would say that you always want to...

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How your social accounts are killing your career opportunities.

When you apply to a new job or a promotion, you will submit your resume and cover letter.  This has everything that you believe the hiring manager would want to see.  You sit back feeling confident that you’ve...

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Do you need an MBA to be a manager?

Many people ask, “do I need an MBA to be a good manager”?  My short answer is “no”.  My long answer is also no. But…

 

First, what is an MBA? It stands for Masters in Business...

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What to do when a co-worker says something inappropriate?

I recently had a long-time subscriber and reach out to me regarding a co-worker saying things that were inappropriate.  To listen to the FULL situation and my response scroll down and grab the link to the podcast.

 

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How to manage your manager.

Sometimes we as leaders think we just need to manage our teams well and the day will be great. Sometimes we don’t think there will come a moment where we need to manage our managers or what some call “managing...

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How to manage older employees when you are the new, younger manager.

So, you’re the new guy or gal on the job. You are thrilled to be taking on this leadership role but there is 1 problem… You have some staff who are way older than you and/or are WAY more experienced in the field...

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The 2 most powerful words in management

I’ve said these MANY times in many videos… management is NOT hard. If you know and use these 2 powerful words back-to-back you will find that it is rather easy.  What are these words you ask? Sit down, are you...

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How to speak with Confidence

In this blog post I want to talk about speaking with confidence. Now I see it as there are two types of speaking in public. The first is When you are out and about. You're at a wedding, you're at a dinner and it's just a casual...

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Why your employees might hate you and what you can do to fix that.

Imagine going into work, you're leading the team, but you realize that most of the team hates you or they just, they're not very fond of you. Let's not use hate, hate can be a harsh word, but let's say that your team, they're...

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