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Show A Little Respect. Knock.

Show A Little Respect. Knock.

Last week I had one of those conversations with a coaching client I never thought I'd have with an executive. It was something that, I have to admit, immediately caused my blood pressure to spike (I don't tolerate bullies or rudeness). It was something my client didn't like either but he was too close to the situation and had tolerated it because it seemed to be an accepted part of the organization's culture. His colleagues don't respect closed office doors. They walk right in.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on October 17, 2017 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

What Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Can Teach Leaders About Engagement

What Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Can Teach Leaders About Engagement
The destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is shocking. Millions have been impacted, thousands left homeless, and hundreds of thousands are now trying to identify how to move forward. As I watched from afar, Mother Nature first overwhelmed Houston and Eastern Texas and then in another display, aimed her furry at the Caribbean, the Florida Keys and then the state of Florida. No doubt like you, I was both stunned and impressed.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on September 19, 2017 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Why Use an Outside Facilitator for Strategy Sessions?

Why Use an Outside Facilitator for Strategy SessionsIt’s getting to be that time of year again when many organizations start to think about holding strategy sessions. These sessions may be informal leadership team strategy sessions or more formal strategic planning retreats. Whatever format is used, I always suggest an outside facilitator – one who is skilled in facilitating senior-level strategy sessions – guide the process.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on August 21, 2017 in Strategic Planning and tagged ,

 

Why Have a Succession Plan?

Why Have a Succession Plan?As a leader, you know your organization should have a succession plan. Yet you’ve not been able to justify taking time away from real work to create one. Why take the time to plan for something that might be helpful someday?

If that question sounds like something you’ve thought or said, please understand that a succession plan is more than a plan of who can or could take over positions in the future. It’s also a plan of who can temporarily step into positions now to keep things going when you or other team members are away. Succession planning is all about creating depth within your organization – now and in the future.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on July 19, 2017 in Succession Planning and tagged , ,

 

How Can I Keep Our Strategic Planning Process Simple?

Simple Strategic PlanningThe most common question a strategic planning client asks is: “How can we keep this simple?” The question is being asked typically for one of two reasons: 1) They’ve experienced at least one long and painful planning process, or 2) They’ve never actually created an effective plan. So, though they realize there is a need to go through the strategic planning process, they’re lost as to how to do so simply and effectively. The key is to keep it concise, focused, and trackable.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on June 20, 2017 in Strategic Planning and tagged , ,