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— Michael T. Denisoff,
M.B.A., P.C.C., S.P.H.R., LEED-AP

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Tag: Leadership

It is what it isn’t!

Great leaders are constantly looking for opportunities, reframing challenges, and making good things happen.  I dare not call this only a positive attitude as it seems to trivialize this leadership approach. Although good attitude is a part of this approach it also encompasses proactive posture, vision, problem-solving, and a variety of other core competencies for […]

Talent Magnet -Part II (The Basics)

So if you want to magnetize yourself to attract, keep and leverage the best talent and high performers you need to start with the basics. And the best place to start is by maximizing the Talent Lifecycle process which includes Attraction and Selection, Performance Management, Individual Development and Rewards & Recognition. So here are a […]

Talent Magnet -Part I

I am in the process of finishing up a presentation for an upcoming conference.  I have been asked to speak on ways how managers can become “Talent Magnets.”  Formally speaking, this topic is about how managers can utilize the talent lifecycle (recruiting, performance management, development and recognition) to get, develop and keep  the best employees […]

Getting Feedback for Leaders Part 3: The 360 Feedback Report

An amazingly effective way to get feedback as a leader is by participating in a 360 Feedback process.  As most of you may know this is a formal process by which to gather feedback in a safe and anonymous environment from a variety of perspectives all around you, hence the term 360 from a 360 […]

Getting Feedback for Leaders
Part 2

Great leaders are constantly looking for feedback.  And they are smart enough to realize that they have to take the initiative to get it.  If you wait for it to come to you, you will wait a while and if it finally shows up it probably will not be good news because it might be […]

Getting Feedback for Leaders
Part 1

Feedback, as they say, is the breakfast of champions.  As leaders, it is critical to get feedback from a variety of sources both formally and informally.  Feedback keeps you grounded, provides opportunities for improvement and also endears people to you as a leader. The funny thing about feedback is that the higher you get promoted […]

Become a Problem Solver to Your Boss, Not a Problem Bringer

Not that long ago I was coaching a Vice President that was really struggling with her relationship with the CEO of the company.  On the surface it was hard to see what was at the core of the problem.  The VP was smart, a hard worker, and eager to please the CEO by producing great […]

The 2-20-200 Rule

It is rough to be an executive these days balancing so many demands of the business and trying to maximize time management.  Often it can feel overwhelming but great executives both figure out a good system that works for them and their team while also bringing an exceptional level of energy and endurance to the […]

Intent v. Impact
-Part I

Leaders can often struggle and have unintended negative consequences connected to their actions because they are not aware of the impact of their choices.  Very few leaders set out to do “bad things” to their people or the business but sometimes the impact of the decisions are the opposite of what they were trying to […]

 

 

 

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