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Leadership and Self-Perception

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There is a ton of literature on leadership and self-awareness. What about leadership and self-perception? It is different, and it is quite compelling, too. “People who accept themselves accept others,” and “People who hate themselves hate others” – are words I read this morning by Richard Rohr.  Immediately I recognized a strong pattern from 3 […]

When One Personality Appears to Control the Clueless Chief

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It was many years ago when I had my first experience of a senior management member controlling the CEO. Since then I’ve seen this happen a good dozen times, and one common feature across all the various situations is that the top brass appears to be totally unaware – OR does, in fact, feel the […]

The Leadership-Authenticity Connection

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Leadership is all about relationships, and authenticity is all about making meaningful human connections that feel natural and real. So how does one nurture experiencing his or her true self such that these connections come easily? But first, here are a few signs that one is not quite there yet: 1) Have you ever known […]

A Unique Angle on Leadership Through Perceptions Management

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Have you ever known someone who was color blind? They might see gray for green or red.  That is their reality, and they will not budge in their perception of that which they are seeing (at least not until they learn they are color blind!). So it is with the lenses through which we view […]

Leadership Development Methodologies: What Do People Really Want?

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It was the aftermath of 9/11, and The Leadership Trust® noticed a preponderance of die-hard workaholic managers and executives showing an almost overnight interest in rekindling their family fires. How did this impact the delivery of our leadership development programs? This signaled what Generations X and Y really want in a leadership program. We thus made […]

Coach K’s Key to National Championship is also Key to Highly Effective Leadership: “Attitude is Never a Problem…Allows for Creativity.”

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Managers can learn a lot about effective leadership from Coach K’s comments following Duke’s 2015 National Championship for men’s basketball last night. When managers catch on to what creates team cohesion and collaboration at its best, they also get to enjoy team harmony, all because attitude is never an issue or problem.  Coach K talks […]

Avoiding Confrontation Erodes Credibility and Trust: Part II

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Part I (posted on November 12, 2014) offered when conscientious people learn they are perceived as shirking responsibility and untrustworthy any time they avoid conflict or confrontation, they become motivated to have that much needed conversation. By considering a “confrontation” as simply a “conversation,” you can dissipate your fear level which resultantly increases the likelihood […]

“Leadership Workshop for Me? How Insulting!”

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If you have ever had work associates respond this way upon offering them a leadership workshop (or maybe felt this way yourself at such an invitation), your company culture may suffer from trust issues. If you are someone they trust, they will attend. If you are someone they do not trust, then you need to […]

Avoiding Confrontation Erodes Credibility and Trust

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

When conscientious people learn they are perceived as shirking responsibility whenever they avoid conflict or confrontation, they become motivated to step up to the plate and have that much needed conversation. Anytime people are perceived as shirking responsibility, trust erodes, and their credibility is undermined. The word confrontation comes from the Greek word that means […]

Revisiting the Law of Polarities: My Blunders in Sales

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My biggest blunder in sales during my earlier years was related to when “more is less”. I would oversell. I honestly just couldn’t see how someone would NOT want our hallmark PLDP, so I figured I must be leaving out something. Or maybe they needed more proof. I finally resorted to another version of the law of […]