Posts Categorized: Leadership

Can You Describe Your Natural Leadership Style to Others?

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3 questions on your leadership style: Can you accurately describe your natural leadership style? Do you understand how your natural leadership style positively and negatively impacts others? Are you aware of what type of communication is needed to impact, support and empower all behavioral styles? Step 1 – Start with what is obvious or evident… Read more »


The Four Tool Player

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By John Ruh What is a four-tool player? In baseball, the term five-tool player describes someone who has all the skills necessary for greatness. In business, a four-tool player is an impact player/leader who can support and empower others to accomplish results beyond those they might ordinarily achieve. The ideal four-tool player in business has:… Read more »


Where Do You Rank as a Leader?

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May Leader to Leader Question What is your Leadership level? Do you know where you are on the leadership scale? Would you like to understand more about leadership and what 10 steps to advanced conscious leadership might look like for you? Would you like a guest pass to a special event on leadership? Q2 Special… Read more »


How to Recruit Like a Pro

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Employees are the heart and soul of most businesses and without them, the business would fail to operate. Finding the best talent in your industry isn’t easy. Usually, the most talented people are already employed so what can you do as a business owner, HR executive or leader to attract them? Ask yourself these three… Read more »


Continuous Improvement – Best Practice Tip #1

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Do you, as a business owner, have a STOP program in place? This is a company program that requires everyone from owners to leaders to employees to stop and take the space and time required to review what they are doing and how they are doing it. They need to follow a path that ensures… Read more »


Success and Satisfaction

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RE: Success Do you have the success in life you want (as you define it)? If so, why? If not, why not? RE: Satisfaction Do you have the satisfaction in life you want (as you define it)? If so why? If not, why not? If you want to explore these three questions on these two… Read more »


Speaking Leader to Leader – Is Your Leadership Plan in Place?

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I asked myself what I must do as the leader of my business (and life) to complete the year well and be prepared for this year. Developing my leadership plan is a key part of my business success and growth. My answers: Stop and review this year from both a personal and business standpoint. I… Read more »


Ending the Blame Game

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Does this sound familiar? You ask an employee, “Why is there a problem with your performance?” The employee answers: “It’s the market” “It’s my pay” “It’s the lack of support you are giving me” “It’s the clients” “It’s the Republicans” “It’s anybody but me” If this conversation sounds like it might have taken place in… Read more »


DISC and Leadership

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Overview Disc Leadership is learning and recognizing your style of leadership and how to make it work to its’ maximum benefit among all types of personalities. Disc Leadership is learning how to most effectively empower others. Disc Leadership is adapting your style so you get the results you want. In many highly successful companies everyone… Read more »


Ignorance to Arrogance

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We come into the world totally vulnerable, unable to walk, talk, read, or write and without the skills to support ourselves. We spend years in school to lose our ignorance (the word has an ugly connotation, but it is just not knowing), training to become capable, productive citizens. A select few become highly skilled at… Read more »