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The best leaders know when to delegate

The best leaders know when to delegate

When I was younger, cutting corners on a job for my dad never saved me any time. You see, Dad had a knack for detail and process, and he wanted me to get it right the first time versus getting it done quickly. He held me to a high standard in my performance, whether...

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Leaders control outcomes by focusing on the process

Leaders control outcomes by focusing on the process

When asked to give a reason why he’s been so successful, University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban stated, “One of the things I always struggle with is we live in such an outcome-oriented world. People want to focus on outcomes, and I think outcomes are a...

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What I know to be true

What I know to be true

Our emotional responses to challenging situations can draw us into negative thought traps. These feelings are strong and sometimes cause great internal turmoil.   Most of us have heard about imposter syndrome, where we feel inadequate for the role we’re in...

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The rules of the game have changed

The rules of the game have changed

Over the last 18 months, each of us has experienced a whirlwind of change due to the global pandemic. It has forced us to look directly in the mirror and deal with issues that, in the past, we might have been able to evade. In the business world, there are several...

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Hand-me-down furniture

Hand-me-down furniture

Years ago, my aunt offered me my grandparents’ dining room set. Costing something in the range of a kings’ ransom when they purchased it decades ago, receiving such a central piece of our family history was a big deal. After three moves — and a substantial home...

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The power of connection

The power of connection

It’s no secret that one of the most challenging initiatives for organizations today is to retain qualified talent. I’m not going to go into the reasons why this phenomenon is occurring. If I did so, this blog would turn into a dissertation. Rather, I will speak about...

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Clarity and accountability

Clarity and accountability

A recent report surveying the post-pandemic business world has suggested the average workweek has expanded by 30%. The same study also shows that productivity levels have remained the same—in other words, we are working longer but without the results to show for it....

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Performance feedback revisited

Performance feedback revisited

As I’ve traveled across the country—and recently internationally—helping our clients forge elite leadership at every level, one key aspect of World-Class Performers continues to challenge leaders at all levels. At Solutions 21, we define performance feedback as...

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