Tag Archives: communication

The ‘secrets’ to great leadership really aren’t secret

What makes a great leader? I’ve been posing that question to credit union CEOs for an article I’m writing for NAFCU’s magazine. Without spilling too many beans, let me share with you some “secrets” I’ve learned about great leadership. I think … Continue reading

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5 lessons children can teach us about employee engagement

You’d think that with all of the books, seminars and coaching out there on building winning teams, we’d be doing a better job of engaging employees. But not according to a pair of studies noted in the latest issue of … Continue reading

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Psst! Does your organization have a gossip problem?

Dave Ramsey’s most recent EntreLeadership Advisor newsletter is entitled “Silence is Golden” and is on the debilitating effect that gossip can have on a workplace. If you’ve heard Ramsey’s rants on the radio or attended one of his seminars, you … Continue reading

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‘What are we doing about this?’

Have you ever received an e-mail or note from a boss or board member—usually with an article attached—that simply says, “What are we doing about this?” There is no other explanation, no instruction, no suggestion that “we should meet to … Continue reading

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Avoid these 10 pitfalls when having ‘difficult talks’

Having what executive coach Alan Cohen calls a “difficult talk” with an employee, business partner or client isn’t easy. I would say for most people, it ranks up there with having a root canal or scheduling a colonoscopy. Cohen spoke … Continue reading

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