Posts Tagged ‘ability’

Want better employees? Become a better leader.

“Who you attract is not determined by what you want. It’s determined by who you are.”1 It is likely as a leader that you have a picture of the perfect employee in your head. For some organizations, the next hire maybe in the C-Suite. For others, it may be an entry-level person with a drive…

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The Law of the Lid

Leadership Ability Determines a Person’s Level of Effectiveness I often open my leadership conferences by explaining the Law of the Lid because it helps people understand the value of leadership. If you can get a handle on this law, you will see the incredible impact of leadership on every aspect of life. So here it…

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7 Factors that Influence Influence

“True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that cannot be mandated. It must be earned. The only thing a title can buy is a little time-either to increase your level of influence with others or to undermine it.”1 Leadership is influence. Just because someone has a title, doesn’t…

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Connecting Is More Skill than Natural Talent

“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.” ~ Attributed to Abraham Lincoln Seldom do we consider ourselves to be boring or out of touch as communicators, yet oftentimes that’s exactly what…

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