Are Your Assumptions Getting in the Way of Seeing the Results You Want?

Few things are more frustrating than delegating work and watching it get done differently from how you’d asked.

In fact, it’s not only frustrating for you — it can be frustrating (and defeating) for the person you’ve delegated to as well. No one likes missing the mark, or having their work fall short of the results that were hoped for.


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  • January 21, 2019
  • Delegating, Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, Relationship Building,

Not Sure if the L&D Program You’re Considering is the Right One? Here’s how to know.

It’s easy to see why leadership development programs are necessary — employees with better skills produce better results.

But often what’s not easy is feeling completely confident that the leadership development program you’re considering will make the impact you need it to.

With every leadership development program — or any new initiative for that matter — there’s always the same burning…

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  • December 21, 2018
  • CRN Core Beliefs, Leading a Team, Prioritization, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

More than a Fitness Membership: How Changing Manager Behaviors Can Spike Well-Being for Your Org

It’s common knowledge that well-being initiatives are an integral (and expected) part of working for a good company.


Those fitness memberships, massages, and flexible working arrangements not only benefit the employee, but the organization, too – because when employees feel content and supported, they have a much greater tendency to engage deeper with their work and produce better results.


But while…

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  • October 8, 2018
  • Influence and Political Savvy, Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, The Middle, Well-Being,

Hope is Not a Plan: Here’s How to Make Sure Your Leaders Succeed

Congratulations – you’ve finally found and hired (or promoted!) the perfect person to fill an open position in your organization.

All of the time and resources spent searching, interviewing, and selecting the right candidate are behind you and now it’s time to get them up to speed as quickly as possible so they can be the success you know they…

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  • September 24, 2018
  • CRN Core Beliefs, Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, New Manager Assimilation, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking, The Middle, Well-Being,

Not Seeing ROI Out of Your Employee Skills Training? Here’s What You Need.

Take a look on any employee bookshelf around your office, and you’re bound to notice a significant number of dusty training binders.

To many, they look like binders in need of a good clean, but to HR…they represent L&D dollars spent – with little to show for it.

Now, we know…those binders were placed there with full intention of being used….

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  • September 11, 2018
  • CRN Core Beliefs, Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, Strategic Thinking, The Middle,

Why The Middle Is Important

Being a leader in today’s workplace is complex, especially for those who are “in the middle.” Pulled from both above and below, today’s middle managers are dealing with a plethora of challenges, such as leading a team with potentially under-skilled workers, trying to manage through contradictory goals, or using internal systems and processes that no longer support the organization’s…

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  • April 11, 2017
  • Leading a Team, Leading Other Managers, The Middle,

The Importance of Supporting Your Middle Managers through Leadership Coaching

A One-On-One Story from Coaching Right Now

John is a mid-level manager. While overall he likes the fact that he’s recognized by his company and continues to get more responsibility, he spends a significant amount of time feeling uncertain at work, never truly knowing if he’s getting things right.

John was very successful at the process-oriented work he did before being…

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  • April 11, 2017
  • Leading a Team, Meaningful Conversations, Strategic Thinking, The Middle,
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