Are you connecting with the people around you?

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Dan knew for sure that one of his team members was a future senior leader. He first got to know her by talking to her about the range of her experience, both personally and professionally. Over time he discovered that she could be counted on to deliver on what she promised. He could see that she had a commitment to make a big difference. He also noticed a warning label, that she did not see, that she ‘may contain traces of perfectionism.Read more

Identify Leadership Potential and Accelerate Your Influence

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In her early career Merinda lived in almost mortal fear of speaking in public. Whenever she presented to a group, she would go bright red in the face with embarrassment and wish that the floor would open up and swallow her. Doug, her boss, had identified her leadership potential and knew that her fear of public speaking was a symptom of her undervaluing herself. He advised her to shift her attention from herself to her audience and together they worked out some cues to help her keep on track in presentations.Read more