When Open-Ended Questions Don’t Work

May 11, 2021
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When was the last time you asked an open-ended question and it didn’t work? Many of us have been taught the value of open-ended questions, the type of questions that can’t be answered with a “Yes” or a “No”. Questions like: “What can I do to help?” This is a great question that invites the… Continue Reading When Open-Ended Questions Don’t Work


Pushing Back

April 22, 2021
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One of the hallmarks of leadership is having the confidence to push back. In doing so, we give voice to our unique perspective on an issue. When everyone around the table seems to be agreeing on everything, one can surmise that there are differing points of view that are not surfacing. Groupthink can lead a… Continue Reading Pushing Back


6 Reasons to Meet

March 30, 2021
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If you are not pulling your team together on a regular basis to meet, here are six good reasons to start doing so. Create more of a team environment. Encourage open communication. Offer a safe place for conflict. Break down silos by increasing transparency across functions. Provide greater clarity. Structure accountability. Once you establish a… Continue Reading 6 Reasons to Meet


The Tip of the Iceberg

February 23, 2021
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Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg. Others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does. What are some of the… Continue Reading The Tip of the Iceberg


From Time to Time

January 4, 2021
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“From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time… Continue Reading From Time to Time


My Favorite Reads in 2020

December 8, 2020
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As a regular subscriber to The Fit Leader blog, you know that I am an avid reader, and often make references to books in my posts. As we near the end of 2020, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities by… Continue Reading My Favorite Reads in 2020