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8 Simple Rules for Listening to Your Team

On May 3, 2016 in Executive Presence

Your team may have great ideas (and a lot of them), but if we’re not careful, the volume of ideas may drown out the value of the best ones. I follow 8 simple rules to make sure my team sees their contribution to the bigger picture and feels mutually responsible for a future they had a voice in creating.


Your Turn: The Surprising Traits of Great Leaders

On March 15, 2016 in Executive Presence

You can probably rattle off a list of qualities that you’ve seen in great leaders. But what about those traits that don’t instantly come to mind – those unexpected attributes that might on their face seem contrary to what we think of as “leadership material?” I’d like to pick your brain on those.