It Pays to Advertise

Early in my career, I was reminded several times by my father that “it pays to advertise”. This fatherly advice was not an encouragement to brag or strive to always be the center of attention. Instead, I learned the importance of staying in my leaders’ line of sight so they were aware of my ideas… Continue Reading It Pays to Advertise

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Pushing Back

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

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6 Reasons to Meet

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

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The Tip of the Iceberg

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

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