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Would You Want to Work for “You”?

Would You Want to Work for “You”?If you had the opportunity to work for yourself, would you? This question has been popping up in conversations with several clients lately. It’s come up during a board strategy session. It’s been discussed during coaching calls. And, it’s come up while discussing the challenges of working in a multi-generational workplace. The reason I ask the question is simple: Focus on yourself before you criticize your team.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on May 23, 2017 in Leadership Development and tagged , , , ,

 

Performance Evaluations Won’t Fix Leadership Problems

Performance Evaluations Won’t Fix Leadership ProblemsA new client reached out to my company requesting we provide their management team with training on how to conduct performance evaluations. The new CEO had been directed by the board to restart performance evaluations. The board believed by doing so the employees would know what was expected of them so they could then help increase sales and profits. The company hadn’t used performance evaluations in over ten years. The former CEO had willy-nilly promoted some, while not promoting others. Few in leadership had real management or leadership skills. Poor performers were allowed to stay. Poor behavior wasn’t addressed. Things had been on autopilot for over ten years and their revenues were showing it.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on August 30, 2016 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,

 

Pick. Pace. Perform.

Pick Pace PerformIt’s been an incredibly busy time for my team and I recently as several clients are at some phase of their strategic planning efforts. Either they are gearing up for their planning retreats, they are working to implement their new plans, or they are identifying areas of their current plans that need modification. No matter which phase they are operating in, there is excitement, anxiousness, and yes, confusion. And, most of the excitement, anxiousness, and confusion are caused by the leaders.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on June 22, 2016 in Strategic Planning and tagged , ,

 

The Greater Legacy

Leave a Greater LegacyIn facilitating a client’s strategic planning retreat recently, one the the board members, known for having a healthy ego, kept pushing for a legacy event that would carry his name. This board member was more concerned with having his name on something than on developing or providing a valuable service to their members. As he started to pressure others to support his wishes, I asked, “What’s a greater legacy: Developing the one-time event you’ve been discussing — or — creating a program that will help drive your organization forward while benefiting thousands over the next several years?” No one needed much time to identify the answer.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on May 24, 2016 in Strategic Planning and tagged , ,

 

If We’re Not Laughing Something Is Wrong

If We’re Not Laughing Something Is Wrong As I finished a client’s strategy session report this morning, I kept thinking about how the CEO has changed over the past five years since we last worked together. He’s still brilliant, tenacious, out-spoken, aggressive, driven, blunt, and not politically correct -- Can you see why I like him? Yet he’s changed. He’s no longer afraid to laugh. And that change has caused a huge shift in how he and his senior staff interact, plan, work, produce, profit, and succeed.

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on January 20, 2016 in Leadership Development and tagged , ,