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Effective change happens one step at a time

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I lost 18 pounds in the past month and a half,” writes Peter Bregman, contributor to the Harvard Business Review Blog.  After reading many diet books, Bregman found that changing one thing and one thing only in his diet, made a huge impact on the weight he wanted to lose.  He cut out sugar. Likewise, […]

How Women Strengthen Companies

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Harvard Business Review Blog author, Sylvia Ann Hewlett writes, “In researching my forthcoming book, Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business Is Down, we found that in the wake of last year’s financial crash, high-powered women were more than twice as likely as men- 84 percent compared with 40 percent- to be seriously thinking [of] […]

The Other Bill Clinton

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When the boss asks you to come in on a weekend for a big project your department is working on, what is your response?  “Sorry, but I have my son’s soccer game.  I can’t do it.”  Or, “My daughter’s birthday is this weekend, I won’t be able to come in.” That was Bill Clinton’s response […]

Dr. Latty-Mann transcends challenges of severe hearing loss, works to reduce stigma

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Durham- Dr. Holly Latty-Mann, CEO and co-founder of The Leadership Trust®, an organization dedicated to personalized leadership and self awareness development and training, will lead a team to support the inaugural North Carolina Walk4Hearing on Saturday Oct 3, at the Imperial Center in Durham.  Latty-Mann’s team raised over $2000 for the cause and she has […]

10 Most Common Leadership Shortcomings

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Let’s talk about bad leadership.  The Harvard Business Review published a list of the top 10 qualities of bad leaders.  These are described in more detail in the article online, accessible here. The Worst Leaders: 1. Lack energy and enthusiasm. 2. Accept their own mediocre performance. 3. Lack clear vision and direction. 4. Have poor […]

Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood. – Freeman Teague, Jr.

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Nothing is so simple that it cannot be misunderstood. – Freeman Teague, Jr. The CEO of The Leadership Trust has a severe hearing loss.  Talk about opportunities for miscommunication!  How about the time in a noisy room when someone said, “Wouldn’t it be nice,” and she exclaimed, “And then we’ll become mice!”  Although this is […]

The Art of Giving Praise

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Steve Demaio, contributor to the Harvard Business Review blog, offers some advice on how to give praise to your employees.  Read his full article here.  Giving the right kind of praise helps reinforce the positive behaviors we see in others.  Here are some examples of his principles: 1. Be truly specific.  Precise feedback helps the person […]

Three C’s of Leadership Learned in Kindergarten

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Bnet blog writer, CC Holland, experienced her first child going to kindergarten last week.  In the chaos surrounding the first days of school, she realized that there are Three C’s of Leadership learned in kindergarten. Holland writes about poor communication, a lack of collaboration, and no commiseration in her blog post.  Read the full post […]

Want new leaders? Start early!

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Want to grow a better crop of leaders?  Start by selecting the right seeds, watering the garden, removing the weeds and in a season or two, you’ll have a bumper crop of ready-to-harvest leaders.” – Dan McCarthy Developing the leaders within your company begins at their hire date.  To truly gain the most from your […]

Can a Leopard REALLY Change Its Spots?

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We at The Leadership Trust say that pain- and love- are highly motivating factors to change, and change management is a huge part of leadership training.  Becoming a better leader, most likely means changing some of your current processes, beliefs, styles, techniques so that you are continually bettering yourself.  Marshall Goldsmith, author or Ask the […]