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,

Need to Deliver Better Feedback? Start with Your Mindset.

How is your company at giving on-going, effective feedback? Are your business leaders giving it as much as their employees would like (which, according to research, is often!)? Or are they mostly avoiding it?

Feedback is one of those areas that many business leaders have a love-hate relationship with. When the feedback they need to give is good, feedback feels…

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  • November 16, 2018
  • Conflict Management, CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, Meaningful Conversations, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

Integrating not Onboarding: Retain the Talent You Worked So Hard to Identify

Year after year, HR leaders often list recruiting and retaining talent as their biggest challenge.

While there are many variables to recruitment and retention that are out of our control, we can make bringing new leaders into an organization less challenging if we’re vigilant in perfecting the parts we can control.

One of those parts is making sure our “onboarding” or…

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  • November 9, 2018
  • CRN Core Beliefs, Influence and Political Savvy, Leading Other Managers, Managers as Coaches, Meaningful Conversations, New Manager Assimilation, Relationship Building, Strategic Thinking,

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,

PEOPLE 401K – A Long Term Investment Plan For a Wealth of Relationships

It’s called “People 401K”

No need to google this. It’s not an actual financial device. Instead, it is a way to think about creating, building and growing critical business relationships in a clear process just like you can build your long term financial wealth and security.

I’m a planner. Always have been. Save for that rainy day. If I got any…

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  • April 11, 2017
  • CRN Core Beliefs, Relationship Building,
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