Be an Olympic Listener

Leadership is about listening. Be a sponge, open to everything. Be the last one to speak. His executive coach said he had to be an Olympic listener. In this video Carl Ortell discuss how to make the transition from Olympic talker to Olympic listener. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select Read More »

Responding to Feedback

Keep your response to leadership feedback positive, simple, focused, and fast. Say thank you and avoid promising to change what you cannot.  In this video, Marshall Goldsmith says responding to feedback in the form of evaluations need not be overwhelming or intimidating. The keys are to keep it positive, simple, focused, and fast. After viewing Read More »

The Art of Shedding

Shedding is a way of letting go of tasks and activities that are unimportant to you.  In this video, Jodi Detjen, discuss shedding as a way of giving yourself permission to shed and let things go is essential to being more productive in the long run. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” Read More »

Bring on the Battles to Resolve Conflict

In a genius partnership, conflict that is approached correctly can be healthy and productive. Jennifer Kahnweiler discuss how disagreements and friction among partners are necessary for hashing out innovative solutions.  After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Action” to incorporate into your routine this week. Ideas for Action Read More »

Invest In Yourself

If you haven’t invested in yourself, you won’t have anything worth giving away to others.  In this video, John Maxwell challenges leaders to ask questions and take stock of your changing opinions and values. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Action” to incorporate into your routine this Read More »

Know When to Introduce Change

When change is introduced at the right times in people’s lives, they are more likely to accept it.  Leaders are required, by the nature of their jobs, to be agents of change. In this video, John Maxwell introduces three specific environments or situations that encourage people to change. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions Read More »

Developing Others

Developing employees is accomplished by bring new experiences to the employee and the employee to new experiences.  In this video, Jason Jeffay challenges manager to think beyond competencies and capabilities and explore experiences. After viewing the video, answer a “Questions to Ask” and select an “Ideas for Action” to incorporate into your routine this week. Read More »

Empower to Go Faster

When Steve Strout played chess as a child, his dad taught him to think ahead five moves. He teaches that approach to everyone, at all levels. It allows the team to go faster — to learn faster, decide faster, recover faster. But you can only go as fast as the person in the front. After Read More »

Taking Your Team to the Next Level

A plethora of methods are available to build a competitive team that is capable of producing consistent results, often resulting in confusion as to which is best.  In this video, Elizabeth Doty, believes taking your team to the next level begins with viewing employees as a cohesive, integrated group. After viewing the video, answer a Read More »