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Balancing Leadership Styles - Directive and Supportive

Balancing Leadership Styles

 How are you shifting your approach from being directive to being supportive? As a leader, you need to be conscious of how you should be acting in different situations, with different team members. When should you be more directive? When should you be more supportive? Most leaders only use one approach, however there are […]

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Leadership Progression

Leadership Progression

 How do you make the shift from being a buddy to being a supervisor? Today, I am going to talk about a follow-up to a previous Leader Feeder called A Supervisor’s Growth Journey, that explored the leadership progression model. I got a lot of feedback from viewers saying that, in their opinion, their frontline […]

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Give Thanks to Your Team

Give Thanks to Your Team

 How can you give thanks to your team? As our friends in the United States celebrate their Thanksgiving later this week, I thought it would be great to talk about simply giving thanks to your team. I think we can go further than simply saying thanks. To do this, I would like to share […]

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the beer method

The BEER Method

 How can you use the BEER method to deliver corrective feedback? I want to talk about the enticement of using beer to correct unacceptable behavior and performance. Before you get too excited, I am not talking about the frosty beverage that you might use on a warm summer’s day. I am actually talking about […]

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increase your self-awareness

Increase Your Self-Awareness

 How do you master being self-aware as a leader? When I am asked, “What is it that truly differentiates the average leader from the exceptional one?” Great leaders are self-aware. If you are self-aware, you do not need other people to give you feedback for you to know and to assess how well you […]

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leadership observations

Leadership Observations

 How does writing things down show that you care? Many supervisors embrace the suggestion that we have in our Front Line Leadership Program to circulate proactively amongst the people of their shift, asking if they have what they need for that day’s work. The issue then becomes how good is your memory when people […]

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act with urgency

Act With Urgency

 How can you counter the drift of mediocre leadership and act with a sense of urgency? Do not delay in taking actions to boost your leadership effectiveness. Below, you can see a model on how to counter the drift of mediocre leadership. There is the current situation and a line to indicate the future […]

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The Leadership Development Iceberg

The Leadership Development Iceberg

 How can you achieve greater value from your leadership development efforts? There is so much that is possible through the development of leaders. Take a look at the iceberg diagram below. When you see what is above the water, it is a small portion of the whole mass and we need to look deeper […]

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A Hero’s Journey

 How can you move from being a hero to creating other heroes? Today, I want to share with you a well-known Hollywood method for writing most action movie scripts and romantic comedies. You can also use this as part of your journey to making other people heroes in your organization. A hero’s journey is […]

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growth journey

A Supervisor’s Growth Journey

 What is a supervisor’s growth journey? Let us examine our progression of a leader framework so as a leader, you can determine where you fit on this pyramid. If you are the manager, HR manager, or a team, you can examine it and see where your leaders fit on this pyramid, and how you […]

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