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5 Clues Your Team Is Not Actually Present (Even Though You See Them) Recently I had the pleasure of sitting in an organization’s senior management team meeting. What struck me was that this was a meeting in name only; the managers were physically present but were mostly uninvolved in the p ...
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We have all been there before. Something happens that you cannot control and negatively affects your big project; your boss responds with something unflattering about your leadership style and/or your ability to deliver; your whole team gets negative feedback from a senior leader about the missed de ...
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The fourth body disposition we will look at is the body of the Lover, the Amiable, the body of openness. This is one who strives to accept each person and wants the best for all. This is the body that allows individuals to open up and care about one another. In the body of the lover we see the follo ...
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One of my favorite leadership stories involves General Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II. Eisenhower tried to schedule his days as the Supreme Commander so that he could spend the mornings in meetings and around his headquarters dealing with the challenges of the largest military under ...
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Croft interview - Scott MurrayIn this ongoing series of conversations with gifted leaders I am exploring #LeadershipFlow in action. What is it? How does it help leaders navigate change and inspire others to reach for more?Croft: Today I’m out on a beautiful urban farm to talk with Scott Mur ...
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In this ongoing series of conversations with gifted leaders I am exploring #LeadershipFlow in action. What is it? How does it help leaders navigate change and inspire others to reach for more?I recently spoke with Don Kern, who on December 1st, 2011, set the world record for the fastest time to c ...
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Part 2 of a 2 part series.“If you don't have trust inside your company, then you can't transfer it to your customers.” - Roger Staubach, Real Estate Entrepreneur and Hall of Fame QuarterbackIn part 1 of this series on trust (http://croftandcompany.com/trust-good-absolutely-everythi ...
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A recent Gallup Study on the State of the American Workplace stated that 70% of workers are not engaged at work.What is causing this and what can you do about it as a leader?Begin by looking for the mood and/or emotion of resignation in your work culture. Resignation shows up in individuals and orga ...
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7 Pitfalls that Undermine Professionals A Leader’s lament: “My boss doesn’t set me up for success...” My response: “I imagine you feel frustrated, because you see your possibilities as limited, but you are focusing on what your boss doesn’t do for you, rather than on what ...
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