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Blind Spots

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Guest Post by Lee Colan All the questions in the world will not help your team if you are not listening. You don’t learn when you’re talking; you learn when you’re listening. Excellent coaches are also excellent listeners and learners. Mark Twain said, “If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.” If you’re not listening to your employees, you will gradually suffer from “blind spots” – weaknesses that are apparent to others but not to you. A classic episode of Seinfeld featured Elaine while she was…

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions

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Guest Post by Lee Colan The key to being a powerful leader isn’t giving orders – it’s extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas. As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts and validated theories, while others are raw musings and trial balloons. But to be an influential leader, one way or another, you must forward these ideas and ultimately convert them into action. Zig-Zag Into…

The Fundamental 4 Questions that Every Employee Asks

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The Fundamental 4 Questions that Every Employee Asks

Guest Post by Lee J. Colan, Ph.D. and Julie Davis-Colan Excerpted from: Cheryl Johnson is a client and a corporate leader with ULTA Beauty, a rapidly growing retailer of beauty products and services. During one particular discussion, we talked about how painting the picture can ignite a passion for people to go the extra mile. Cheryl was reflecting on one of her first jobs as a dishwasher in a hospital. Interestingly, she didn’t see her job as that of only a dishwasher. Most people would wallow in the mundane task of washing dishes, but Cheryl’s boss painted a…