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After a Spring with Coronavirus – What Have We Learned?

Nobody Can Deny It – Life's Been Rather Different This Spring

In one way or another, we’ve all felt the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Far too many people have had disaster in their families or at their doorsteps. Like our it-supporter in Brazil who wrote to me the other day “3 neighbours and a distant relative have died, and …”.

I sincerely hope that for you the effects have been nothing like his. 

However, even if we haven’t had disaster this...

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Remote Leadership – how to Stay Relevant and Engaging when Leading from a Distance

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Same – But Different

When working with employees remotely, you are essentially required to deliver a timely and engaging day-to-day leadership just as you should if you were in proximity of your employees. But there is one big difference, that makes it more challenging. The communication channels are much narrower.

Since you won’t meet your employees at the coffee machine and in the hallway, you will be exposed to fewer informal cues from your employees...

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Time to Replace Cancellations with Online Training

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Right now, Training & Development Staff Everywhere are Being Asked to Postpone and Cancel Training Programs

At the time of writing this blogpost, the Western World is fearful about the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic. And C-suites are tempted to reach for the auto-pilot from the finance crisis (and every crisis before that) and simply cancel training efforts. But this time it is appropriate to warn against wholesale cancellations of all training and...

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When Employees are Leadership Resistant Be Irresistible!

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Some Employees Seem Immune to Leadership

It shows up in various ways. Some employees resist your leadership in a silent unspectacular way. They simply avoid contacting or engaging with you. Others are more openly rebellious and challenge you in various ways.

The Reasons May Vary

There is no single underlying reason why someone is leadership resistant. In fact there can be many reasons:

  • Some people may have been poorly managed in the past.
  • Others have experienced...

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Everyday Leadership is a Craft!

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Knowing the Craft of Leadership is Essential

Do outside pressures and demands on you as a leader seem to steal your attention?

Do you wonder if you’re paying enough attention to your staff?

If so, it’s useful to consider

  1. the purpose of your leadership efforts
  2. the fact that day-to-day leadership is really a craft aimed at that specific purpose

Knowing this craft and its nature will make it clear to you in what instances people need your leadership...

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When Life Hits Hard, How Do You Sustain Your Leadership?

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As a Leader You Get Particularly Challenged When Life is Difficult

Maybe you’re in the middle of a tough divorce. Maybe a loved one passed away. Or may something else is troubling for you. No matter what the reason is, there are times when the last thing you want is to shoulder more weight or more responsibility.

But your job requires that you do. Because you’re a leader.

So, while your employees are likely to understand and sympathize with you when...

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Why Focus on Leadership Deliverables?

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Leadership Surveys Repeatedly Reveal a Deep-Rooted Problem

Over and over leadership surveys and employee satisfaction measurements show that leaders are not perceived as visible and engaging. As a result employees feel ignored while their leaders are uncertain about what to do.  

With the concept of leadership deliverables we provide the tools that allow visible and engaging leadership.

 

What are Leadership Deliverables?

Leadership deliverables are...

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The Direct Leadership® Model

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Leadership Deliverables is the Essense of the Model

In essence The Direct Leadership® Model explains the leadership deliverables that need to be mastered for a leader to effectively lead his/her staff. The leadership deliverables are designed to engage and motivate employees and create visible and present everyday leadership.
 

Everyday Operational Leadership 

The Direct Leadership® Model defines a leadership narrative (which equals a job description)...

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