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On the Same Page: Influencing Commitment on a Team
Business
On the Same Page: Influencing Commitment on a Team
18 June 2012

Myers-Briggs®, ropes courses, maybe even volunteering together—team building exercises seem infinite. Yet the mere mention of any of these exercises can create an urge to run in the other direction. Come on! Shouldn’t teams who have fun together be able to work together better? Not necessarily. Read more…

How to Find Your Voice: A Critical Exercise for Business Leaders
Business, Communication Skills, Libby Wagner
How to Find Your Voice: A Critical Exercise for Business Leaders
13 January 2012

Most business writing I read is awful—boring, verbose—and absolutely ignores the audience in any way other than to demonstrate how smart the author thinks he or she is. There are exceptions, of course— those whose voice, personality and humanity jump out at you when you read. What I believe differentiates you as a leader is your voice. Read more…

Balancing Accountability and Respect: Effective Communication for Long-Term Team Commitment
Business, Libby Wagner, Women In Business
Balancing Accountability and Respect: Effective Communication for Long-Term Team Commitment
5 October 2011

The most effective delivery of an honest message in business balances both accountability and respect. This is particularly true if the target of our honesty is someone whom we’d like to influence to change, to encourage “followership”, and especially if what we’re trying to do is to create long-term commitment rather than short-term compliance. When you’re delivering an honest message, it does matter how the message is delivered. Read more…

Creating a Success Mindset
Guest Posts, Leadership, Women In Business
Creating a Success Mindset
25 July 2011

Leading well involves leading yourself first. This seems an exercise in obviousness, though the simplest concepts can often be the most powerful. Leading yourself first means that you’ve got to start with you, on the inside, and that takes some courage and honesty. Read more…

Articulating Your Vision as a Leader
Empowerment, Guest Posts, Women In Business
Articulating Your Vision as a Leader
14 July 2011

If you are at the very top of your company, if you are leading a team or unit inside a large organization, or even if you are leading a small group of individuals toward a destination, they all think you know where you are going. In that case, a visioning process is your way out. That is, you’ve got to give yourself permission to Dream Big. Read more…

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