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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 , , , ,

 

Performance Planning vs Employee Reviews

Performance Planning vs Employee Reviews

Ahhh, this is the wonderful time of year when organizations REQUIRE managers, supervisors, and team leaders sit down with their various team members to conduct one-on-one performance reviews. Doesn't just the thought of holding one of these sessions turn your stomach? If you're like most people it does.

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

 

Which Stage of Leadership Do You Operate In?

Which Stage of Leadership Do You Operate In?

Do you know wich stage of leadership you operate in?
The following is a quick and dirty overview of my leadership model: The Five Stages of Focused Leadership Development®

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on June 10, 2014 in Leadership Development, WBS and tagged , ,

 

To Be Nimble You Need Concise Plans, Values, Respect, and Necessary Conversations™

To Be Nimble You Need Concise Plans, Values, Respect, and Necessary Conversations

 
Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation by Adam BryantIf you haven’t read it yet, read Adam Bryant’s book: Quick and Nimble – Lessons from Leading C.E.O.’s on How to Create a Culture of Innovation. His insights are important for my readers and clients because they so nicely echo several core leadership concepts I share with my clients during my programs or executive coaching sessions with them.

In his book, Bryant covers six key ideas to create a culture of innovation and nimbleness. I’ll list Bryant’s terms and then mine:

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Posted by Liz Weber CMC on January 14, 2014 in Leadership Development and tagged , , , , ,