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Be An Authentic Leader

A couple of my clients have been tested by their company culture and environments recently. It was challenging for them to realize that, even with their advanced leadership skills, something was missing – trust. Both leaders thought that they had excellent managers who trusted them, however in an environment of rapid change and high pressure […]

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How to Be an Understanding and Supportive Leader

Research done by Ellen Kossek and Leslie B. Hammer showed that teaching managers sensitivity and supportiveness of employees’ work/life issues improves employee health and satisfaction. Training for supervisors consisted of awareness building, how to plan coverage, how to deal with scheduling conflicts and how to collaborate with other managers to address staffing. The study showed […]

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Did You Notice?

The trees in and around Portland have been resplendent in vibrant colors this year! I have been enjoying driving around and having my breath taken away with the beauty around me. How many times a day do you notice exceptional work being done around you? Can you make a special effort for the rest of […]

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Are your own Good Intentions Holding you Back?

How often do you use language like this? “Don’t hesitate to bring it to me if you have problems.” “Create a draft of the report and bring it to me for completion.” “I’m here to help if you don’t find the solution.” If this is how you delegate a task or project to a manager […]

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Are you Micromanaging?

  I often hear people complaining about bosses who like to micromanage. I also see the complainers imitating that same behavior with their employees.  Here is a short quiz for you to see if you are guilty of it. Do you manage your staff’s activity rather than outcomes? Do you know exactly the way you […]

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