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Don’t Let Me Down

A key attribute of a high performing organization is a team of leaders that don’t want to let each other down. When something doesn’t go as planned, high performers are usually harder on...

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Do You Like Me?

Some leaders are well-liked. Some not as much. Likability by itself doesn’t make a good leader, but there seems to be a direct correlation to the results they get.

People are better followers of...

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Trouble Finding Talent?

It’s natural to connect an organization’s difficulty in finding qualified workers to the tightness of the labor market. Attracting talent has always been a part of the business dialogue; however,...

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Be Humble as a Leader

Humility. It’s an essential leadership trait and one that only gets harder to reflect as you grow in your role, status, influence or compensation.

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Don’t Spend Your Customer's Money

How are you sizing up and profiling your potential customers? While profiling is a taboo word today, it is a common business practice and it should be.

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Hearing What Isn’t Said

Papers rustle. The occasional nod. A chuckle. Eyes gaze out the window. Keys click on a computer. Nails tap the screen of a smartphone. A phone vibrates the table. Heads turn.

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How Self-Aware Are You?

How well do you know yourself? I mean really know yourself. Do others see you that way? You can be successful in a profession and not have a high level of self-awareness, but not in leadership....

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How Do You Create a Strong Culture?

To mark six years of my Leadership Culture Blog, I thought I would try something new – a live streamed video blog. I’ve done lots of videos, but this time we were live and unscripted.

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A Look Back at 6 Years

Time flies when you’re … writing a blog. It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve committed to writing this bi-weekly blog on leadership, growth and culture for six years now. I remember writing the...

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Leader to Follow: Trevor Akervik

The best leaders I know are masterful at execution. Trevor Akervik is one of those guys. Trevor currently serves as our Senior Sales Director of Managed Services. He led the development of our...

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