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How To Lead Up Without Embarrassing the Leader

How To Lead Up Without Embarrassing the Leader
I had the opportunity to watch a leader ‘lead up’ last week. A new client had asked me to attend their board meeting so I could gain a better understanding of their organization, history, culture, and their future. It was an incredibly informative experience. However, it was informative in a way I don’t believe they anticipated.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on February 19, 2019 in Leadership Development and tagged , , ,

 

How Valuable Is Your Time?

How Valuable Is Your Time?

How valuable is your time? I’m not asking what your hourly pay or rate is, but rather, how important is your time to you in ensuring your organization’s success? An indication of how much you value your time is how you use it. As leaders, our intentional use of our time is indicative of what is most important to us as leaders. An organization’s strategic priorities are highlighted by which strategies and programs receive proper funding and management, and which do not. A leader’s priorities are highlighted by which issues, opportunities, projects, and people receive attention and which do not.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on January 22, 2019 in Leadership Development and tagged , , ,

 

Are You A Disruptive Leader?

Are You A Disruptive Leader?

Being ‘disruptive’ in the professional world has become a trendy moniker for many. In the past few years, thinking, behaving and leading to disrupt has become the latest ‘in’ professional strategy to reinvigorate, innovate, or potentially save positions, teams, products, and organizations otherwise moving too slowly to stay relevant and viable. There’s nothing new to the idea of needing to innovate and change to stay relevant. The former leaders of Kodak, Blockbuster, and BlackBerry can attest to this. So why is there so much intrigue with being ‘disruptive’?

Why is there so much intrigue with being ‘disruptive’?

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on November 20, 2018 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

It doesn’t take much for a leader to show she cares for her team. My company is wrapping up a ‘listening’ and training tour for one of our clients. The new CEO asked us to provide leadership training to help her managers and supervisors enhance their own and their teams’ performance and outline a list of feasible solutions she could move forward to help them, help their teams, and help their customers. However, instead of simply jumping in with a training program on enhancing leadership skills, we included a critical sequencing piece to the training solution:

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on October 23, 2018 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Leadership Is a Mindset NOT a Position: Be a Kyle, Bill or Jack

Leadership Is a Mindset NOT a Position: Be a Kyle, Bill or Jack

It was Friday at 5:45 PM and I was driving in Baltimore’s rush hour traffic. I was on my way to Virginia to have dinner with a client before leading their strategy session the following morning. The sun was shining and all was going well until my tire pressure alert started to flash. “Oh great. Not this again,” I thought. The alert had been sensitive during the winter cold, so I assumed it was the same issue again. Wrong assumption. Ten minutes later, I started to smell that distinctive burnt tire odor. Because I was driving next to a bus, I assumed it was the bus. Wrong assumption again. I pulled over and saw my left rear tire had blown out its sidewalls. I was riding on the rim.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on June 19, 2018 in Leadership Development and tagged ,