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A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships and Employee Engagement: Tip #6 – Share Constructive Feedback

Welcome, Tip # 6 encourages you to give your employees the kind of constructive feedback that can help them change, grow and improve. Without clear and direct feedback, it's difficult for employees to change, improve

A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships and Employee Engagement: Tip #5 Develop People

What are the three most important things in business?  People, people, people! Now I know some of you may have been thinking profits or money would be the answer.  But here’s the thing, if you

A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships and Employee Engagement: Tip #4 Clarify Expectations

Are you ready to learn more about how to build better work relationships and employee engagement?  The first statement in Gallup's 12 key indicators of employee engagement says:  I know what is expected of me

A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships and Employee Engagement: Tip #3 Communicate

What we say and how we say it, can make or break a relationship.   In our Leader's Guide to Building Relationships, Tip #3 is communicate with care. Concept: How often do you experience miscommunication

A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships: Tip # 2 Connect with People to Build Trust

Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship.  In our Leader's Guide to Building Relationships, Step #2 is to connect with people to build trust. Concept:   In sharing more about yourself as a person and being vulnerable, you will start to build trust.  When you seek to understand more about others, this shows that you care about them as a person and trust will grow even deeper. Ask Yourself:  How much do I know about each of my

A Leader’s Guide to Building Relationships and Employee Engagement

Growing as a leader is a lifelong journey. Over the next nine weeks I will share tangible ways you can become a better leader.  Each week I will share an excerpt from my ebook a

Let Loose and Let Your Employees Run Free

I walk my dog Dakota twice a day. In the morning we go out to the beach and if we are out there before 8 a.m. (when animal control starts to patrol the beach) I

Three Secret Ingredients for an Unforgettable Meeting

As the new year starts many leaders want to engage their teams in strategy discussions and goal planning.  In their zeal to get to the work of determining goals and writing action plans, leaders often

Wow! What a Ride – 50 Years and Counting

Born on New Year's day, 2017 represents not only the beginning of a new year, but the beginning of the next decade of my life.  These past weeks have been filled with introspection and I started

A Path to the Best You: Reflection & Intention

Before forging the path ahead, it's important to pause and reflect on the past year.  In a recent live Facebook video, I shared a simple method to help with this process.  It starts with asking