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Category: empowering people

Cunningham's Law

Use Cunningham’s Law to get people involved and talking

When seeking to solve an issue or a problem, or charged with evaluating or implementing a new initiative, you’ve probably approached your employees and co-workers to elicit ideas and engage in discussion.  But often, it is difficult to get people

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Employee engagement comes when you actively seek input from all levels of the organization

Jeffrey Sharpe is a Project Manager at one of my client organizations and someone that I’ve had the privilege of working with for several months.  He is not only very good at what he does, but also a thoughtful and

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Improve your coaching skills by asking this one simple question

Back in 2012, I posed this question on the blog: When your employee comes to you with a problem, do you tell or do you ask?  My point was that so many leaders have the tendency to “solve” our employees’

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Why you shouldn’t fall prey to “reverse delegation”

About a year ago, I wrote a column for Profit Magazine – How to Stop Doing Employees’ Work For Them – about how not to fall into the classic leadership trap known as “reverse delegation”, which is the natural tendency

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Why CEOs should not take a vacation

My latest Leadership Lab column for The Globe & Mail is up in cyberspace! Why CEOs should not take a vacation Executive coaches often encourage CEOs in growing organizations to work “on” their business instead of “in” their business. So

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Overcoming reverse delegation

My latest contribution as a member of ProfitGuide.com’s panel of business experts launched into cyberspace this morning. Frequent readers of the blog will recall that since May, I have been writing regular columns for the online version of Profit Magazine.

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