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Communicate Changes Before Implementing Changes

Communicate Changes Before Implementing Changes

 
Managing change has become a never-ending but essential part of every leader’s job. It’s become ubiquitous. It’s something we, as the ‘recipients’ of change, are begrudgingly accepting more and more often, and it’s therefore something we, as leaders and often the ‘instigators’ of change, need to improve upon. Why? Because we’re still too often forcing our team members to ‘just deal with’ the never-ending changes instead of helping them absorb and adopt the changes.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on October 19, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , , ,

 

It’s Not ‘Return to Work,’ It’s ‘Return to Us’

It’s Not ‘Return to Work,’ It’s ‘Return to Us’

 

You have no doubt heard or read others proclaiming: “Stop saying: ‘Return to work’. We’ve been working this whole time! And, we’ve been working longer, harder, and in more challenging ways than ever before!” You know what? They’re right. If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that this past year, regardless of industry, profession, etc., we’ve all had to work harder and more creatively than ever before. So it’s simply wrong to now focus on how to ‘return to work.’ Instead, we need to focus on how to work productively and collegially again whether it’s in-person, in a hybrid format, or in a refined remote format.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on September 21, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , , ,

 

Your Silence Speaks Volumes: Speak and Lead Proactively

Your Silence Speaks Volumes: Speak and Lead Proactively

 

How you communicate as a leader is critical. There’s nothing new in that. However, what I’m finding more frequently is that leaders aren’t appreciating how loudly their silence speaks to their teams and what their silence says about their leadership. Whether it’s a company president, director of regional sales, or a team lead, leaders are staying silent too often. Their silence is not motivated by a fear of crossing a line on political correctness. Their silence is instead driven by a fear of unintentionally influencing their team’s thoughts or behaviors, and potentially stifling their team’s ability to take on new challenges. So instead, they say and do nothing.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on March 23, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , , , ,

 

What Leaders Need to Do Now

What Leaders Need to Do Now

 

Given the challenging times we are experiencing, those leaders who are realizing success with their businesses, organizations, associations, and memberships, are those who are doing three things intentionally

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on January 26, 2021 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

What Happens When a Leader Spells Team with an ‘I’?

What Happens When a Leader Spells Team with an ‘I’?

 
We’ve all heard the old saying, “There is no ‘I’ in team.” When you hear it, you probably want to roll your eyes as you think to yourself, “Ugh! That’s so cliché and corny!” Yeah, well I felt the same way too until I recently experienced a board chair figuratively spell the word team with an 'I' at least six times during a board meeting. During that one board meeting, I observed 16 highly-experienced, professional, and articulate board members shrink from their responsibilities and limit their individual input, questions, and concerns. Why?

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on November 17, 2020 in Leadership Development and tagged , , ,