Unlocking Engagement: 3 Ways to Boost Team Morale

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Have you ever led—or been part of—a team that exuded an “all-in,” “let’s do this” energy, only to wake up one day and realize that the enthusiasm has faded, and you’re merely coasting along? It’s a common scenario, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent state. As a leader, there are actionable steps you […]

Is Your Hybrid Team Truly Thriving? Ask These 3 Crucial Questions

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In the new work reality of increased hybrid work, leaders face the challenge of fostering an environment where collaboration and independence are both valued and embraced in order to drive success. This balancing act requires your team to harness the full potential of both collective effort and individual autonomy. But how can you tell if […]

Feedback Strategies: The 3 Foundations of Effective Communication

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In the world of leadership development, few skills are as important yet as challenging to master as the art of giving feedback. My journey has been deeply influenced by several ground-breaking works: The Center for Creative Leadership’s ‘Feedback That Works,’ Kim Scott’s ‘Radical Candor,’ and the transformative communication strategies outlined in Roger Schwarz ‘The Skilled […]

The 1-Minute Feedback Challenge

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NbIMU2Kwa8 Welcome back to ‘The Leaders’ Edge’ – your destination for top-notch leadership insights! Get ready to enhance your leadership skills and empower your team. To kick things off, I have an exciting challenge for you. Watch this quick video where I’ll guide you through a memory challenge that sheds light on the significance of […]

Maximizing Momentum: Optimizing Q1 Closure for a Successful Year Ahead

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As we bid farewell to the first quarter of the year, I find myself enjoying this moment even more than the New Year’s buzz. While January is brimming with aspirations and goal setting, the end of the first quarter offers a tangible opportunity to gauge our progress and course-correct where necessary. This is the prime […]

Leveraging Tension: The Secret to Resilient Leadership

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Resilience in leadership isn’t just about recovering from setbacks; it’s the art of navigating complex tensions, such as the wrestling match between focusing on work and life, to foster both personal well-being and professional excellence. In my first book, The Power of Healthy Tension, I demonstrate how these opposing forces can be the foundation of […]

Leadership Decision-Making: Embracing Logic and Intuition + DIY Team Activity

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Have you ever made a snap decision, only to wonder moments later, “What was I thinking?” Or perhaps you’re more inclined to meticulously gather every detail, fearing the regret of a hasty choice, only to find yourself paralyzed by indecision. Welcome to the eternal struggle between leading with your head versus leading with your heart. […]

The Power of Active Empathy

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In a society where even trivial issues can ignite divisive debates, and friendly conversations can quickly switch into arguments, the lack of empathy and understanding becomes glaringly evident. In an age marked by increasing polarization and disconnection, the need for leaders who can skillfully navigate differences and find common ground has never been more important. […]

6 Magical Words to Avoid Burnout

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Let’s cut to the chase—leaders often find themselves on the brink of burnout, feeling like they’ve run a marathon they never signed up for. The solution might just be six magical words: Let Me Get Back To You (LMGBTY). Intrigued? Watch the video to discover how these words could be your secret weapon against burnout. […]

Navigating the Tensions of Effective Parenting: A Lesson in Leadership

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Several years ago, as my wife Becky and I eagerly anticipated the arrival of our first child, we found ourselves drowning in a sea of unsolicited advice on parenting. The deluge of information, ranging from books and websites to personal stories and medical research, left us overwhelmed and uncertain about the best approach to raising […]