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Behaviors That Help You Become a Complete Leader, Part 1

2022-04-18T15:49:01+00:00

Is leadership a quality that innately exists within certain people, or is it learned over time? Many people believe leaders are born with all the abilities they need, but that isn’t the case. While there are some people who might possess qualities lending themselves well to leadership, such as charisma, true leadership is developmental. Setting [...]

Behaviors That Help You Become a Complete Leader, Part 12022-04-18T15:49:01+00:00

Why You Should Strive to Become a Culture Champion

2022-04-05T16:53:05+00:00

Many people believe that building an amazing team is the end game or the highest purpose of leadership. While team building is certainly an important aspect of leadership, there’s another key element to consider, because teams can change as people come and go. Culture is what persists. Culture is far bigger than one person — [...]

Why You Should Strive to Become a Culture Champion2022-04-05T16:53:05+00:00

Rising Through the Four Levels of Leadership

2022-04-01T21:44:14+00:00

At Fired Up! Culture we like to say that there are four levels of leadership, with each step representing a progression toward a fully engaged workplace culture. As you travel through the levels, you increase your skills, abilities, and awareness. You become better able to encourage your team members and support their ability to operate [...]

Rising Through the Four Levels of Leadership2022-04-01T21:44:14+00:00

Understanding Leadership Styles and Why Yours Shouldn’t Be Set in Stone

2022-03-24T23:38:18+00:00

As you travel along your leadership journey, you’ll get a sense of where you’re naturally inclined and where your strengths lie. Do you tend to communicate well? Does your presence put people at ease? Do you have an innate ability to assess problems quickly? Do you use humor to connect with your team members? Identifying [...]

Understanding Leadership Styles and Why Yours Shouldn’t Be Set in Stone2022-03-24T23:38:18+00:00

Foggy Leadership, Part 2: Driving Clarity Through a Defined Organizational Structure

2022-03-30T20:19:23+00:00

“I’ve become absolutely convinced that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre or unsuccessful ones has little, if anything, to do with what they know or how smart they are. It has everything to do with how healthy they are.” — Patrick Lencioni, The Advantage – Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business [...]

Foggy Leadership, Part 2: Driving Clarity Through a Defined Organizational Structure2022-03-30T20:19:23+00:00

Foggy Leadership, Part 1: What’s Expected of a Leader?

2022-03-30T20:18:32+00:00

Just like a lighthouse shines to help sailors steer through dangerous waters, expectations help leaders effectively and efficiently steer team members through the challenges of everyday business. “People require guidelines, structure, vision and accountability to succeed… People need to know they matter to an organization and that what they do makes a difference.” — Steve [...]

Foggy Leadership, Part 1: What’s Expected of a Leader?2022-03-30T20:18:32+00:00

Invest in Long-Term Success by Committing to Culture

2022-03-15T13:21:46+00:00

Every organization faces daily demands that force leadership to determine how best to allocate time and resources. Research and productivity metrics consistently support the prioritization of workplace culture as a proven foundation for ongoing success. Yet, too often other seemingly pressing tasks are more likely to receive attention. Company resources are allocated to reaction, instead [...]

Invest in Long-Term Success by Committing to Culture2022-03-15T13:21:46+00:00

The Relationship Between Leadership and Power

2022-03-09T18:59:24+00:00

Some people consider the acquisition of power an end in itself. They wish to be a boss, tell others what to do, and make all the decisions. But these trappings can, at best, be described as a false summit, because there’s a big difference between being enamored with the trappings of leadership and knowing how [...]

The Relationship Between Leadership and Power2022-03-09T18:59:24+00:00

How to Get Unstuck When Dealing with a Difficult Situation

2022-03-09T00:32:14+00:00

When something in a workplace goes awry and frustration begins to build, there’s a distinct difference in how a leader handles the situation and how it is handled by a person who simply exercises positional authority. Getting to a Solution Means Moving Beyond Accusations When a boss begins making accusations, you can be assured that [...]

How to Get Unstuck When Dealing with a Difficult Situation2022-03-09T00:32:14+00:00

Listening is Therapy

2022-03-02T21:18:32+00:00

Do you consider yourself a good listener? If you were to rate yourself, with 1 being not very good and 10 being a great listener, how would you measure up?  Every leader needs to score a 10 on listening. It is a key attribute that enables you to develop deep and trusting relationships with your [...]

Listening is Therapy2022-03-02T21:18:32+00:00

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