Coaching & Managing

Empower vs Enable

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Although initially invented to assist children with learning to ride a bike; if used for too long, training wheels can be counterproductive, interfering with the learning of balance, agility, and coordination. The same is true when you train your team. Contrary to belief, people do not fully learn in training, they truly learn when they […]

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Recognize When You Need Others

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A man in a hot air balloon is lost. He sees a man on the ground and reduces height to speak to him, yelling down to him, “Excuse me sir, can you tell me where I am?“ “You’re in a hot air balloon hovering thirty feet above this field,” comes the reply. “You must be […]

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Operate in Transparency

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Leadership means having honest conversations with your team and taking the time to explain the “why” behind the “what” when it comes to an initiative or directive. Demonstrating that you operate in transparency allows for greater buy in and support. When you run your team on a “need to know” basis, it violates trust, an […]