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The Price of Leadership Is Inescapable, so Here’s How to Embrace It

2022-09-22T13:57:32+00:00

The moment you take on a leadership role, you’re giving up some privileges you might not even realize you possess. A distance inevitably grows between you and your team members, one which can make leadership much harder and lonelier than most people realize. In recent posts for the Fired-Up! blog, we covered some of the [...]

The Price of Leadership Is Inescapable, so Here’s How to Embrace It2022-09-22T13:57:32+00:00

True Leaders Step Up and Take Responsibility

2022-09-20T05:38:54+00:00

Passing the buck is the flavor of the day. The news cycle is filled with stories of powerful people blaming subordinates who somehow “let them down,” “did not measure up,” or were “disloyal and incompetent.” Leaders throw their team members under the bus as a show of strength, when doing so actually demonstrates quite the [...]

True Leaders Step Up and Take Responsibility2022-09-20T05:38:54+00:00

Noticing, Affirming, Recognizing: How to Invest in Your Team

2022-09-02T23:29:00+00:00

There’s a famous management quote that says you “get what you inspect.” This quote has its roots in the hierarchical and positional history of what once passed for leadership. Within this history, leadership was about giving orders, publicly admonishing low performers, inspiring angst and fear among workers, and applying pressure to see who was left [...]

Noticing, Affirming, Recognizing: How to Invest in Your Team2022-09-02T23:29:00+00:00

The Simple Steps That Allow You to Lead by Example

2022-08-26T13:44:25+00:00

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” — Albert Schweitzer, theologian, doctor, humanitarian, and more At any dog park, there’s normally an eclectic mix of dogs. There might be hyperactive puppies, calm older dogs, playful golden retrievers, expressive beagles, and intense bulldogs. If you observe for a while, [...]

The Simple Steps That Allow You to Lead by Example2022-08-26T13:44:25+00:00

Leading Through a Problem? Reach for the Right Tools

2022-07-28T14:31:48+00:00

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” — Albert Einstein Have you ever felt tempted, when initially facing a problem, to grab a tool and start working away? As the quote above demonstrates, that’s not always the most effective [...]

Leading Through a Problem? Reach for the Right Tools2022-07-28T14:31:48+00:00

Why Engage with People Who Are Struggling in the Valley?

2022-07-08T13:28:52+00:00

As leaders, we need to keep an eye out for team members who might be going through hard times in their lives, at work, or at home. These are the most important times for us to be aware and act, not only for our own sakes, but on behalf of those we have the opportunity [...]

Why Engage with People Who Are Struggling in the Valley?2022-07-08T13:28:52+00:00

Moving Forward vs. Getting Through

2022-06-12T16:23:31+00:00

Does it ever feel as if you’re constantly being swept up in an unrelenting series of cyclical timelines involving reports, financial statements, production figures, and updates on current initiatives? Then, the feeling is compounded by the pressure of project deadlines and the need to be responsive to team members, clients, and customers. All these things [...]

Moving Forward vs. Getting Through2022-06-12T16:23:31+00:00

What New Leaders Absolutely Need to Put First

2022-05-16T18:55:01+00:00

A person arriving or transitioning into a new leadership role might feel excited, hopeful, and slightly overwhelmed. These emotions can also be accompanied by a sense of having reached a goal or “arrived.” For many new leaders, getting promoted to a position of authority is an object of attainment they’ve held for months or even [...]

What New Leaders Absolutely Need to Put First2022-05-16T18:55:01+00:00

The Importance of Early Success for a New Leader

2022-05-04T15:51:31+00:00

One common practice in business and non-profit work is the act of placing a new leader into a challenging role and providing them with nebulous expectations and little direction. Instead of adequate support, the new leader is given a mandate to fix whatever is ailing the team and the parting words, “Be great! We’re all [...]

The Importance of Early Success for a New Leader2022-05-04T15:51:31+00:00

The Difference Between Engagement and Compliance

2022-04-18T13:28:14+00:00

Has anyone ever ordered you to do something? Perhaps they handed you a list of instructions and walked away, uninterested in your perspective. In such a scenario, many people are inclined to do only what is asked of them and no more. An environment of compliance is a place where orders and mandates take priority [...]

The Difference Between Engagement and Compliance2022-04-18T13:28:14+00:00

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