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Are You A Natural Leader Or Manager?

In my growth as a person, I have often had to look at my current talents, skills and knowledge in order to assess where I am and where I need to grow in the future. And in each of these occasions of self-reflection, I must authentically assess whether the position I seek requires a manager or a leader.

First, let’s gather some common language.

A manager is selected because they have technical skills, knowledge, or expertise.

A leader is someone who can influence and inspire.

While leaders and managers have overlapping aspects, there are key differences in their skillsets. Continue reading about leadership vs. managers, in this month's blog.

Leadership + Culture: News & Expertise

Small Actions Make Great Leaders

Leadership has traditionally been taught as a set of larger actions, such as having a difficult conversation or coaching someone. In reality, leading well is an integrated activity, in which one is doing many things simultaneously.

One way to learn to do this better is to think about leadership as a series of small actions that are practiced, then carefully sequenced and interwoven during interactions.

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Characteristics of a Good Leader: Tips for New Managers

Stepping into a leadership position for the first time can be daunting, even if you feel prepared to handle your new responsibilities. Going from focusing primarily on your own work’s quality to overseeing an entire team’s output can feel overwhelming.

However, effectively leading your team and experiencing success can be extremely rewarding. 

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Understanding the Differences: Leadership vs. Management

A successful business owner needs to be both a strong leader and manager to get their team on board to follow them towards their vision of success.

Leadership is about getting people to understand and believe in your vision and to work with you to achieve your goals while managing is more about administering and making sure the day-to-day things are happening as they should.

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Insights: What We Are Training on in July

We believe unique problems deserve unique solutions. This month, we've prepared these "outside the box" options for our clients. 

  • Teaching People How to Think **Five different companies have requested this teaching!
  • Strengths 101
  • Strengths 201

Contact us today to find out how we can help you and your team to think better and better utilize their strengths!

Celebrate: New Training Certification!

4DX Performance Coach

We're thrilled to share that Traci has earned this new certification!

Following the launch of The 4 Disciplines of Execution® (4DX®), leaders are able to not only deliver results at a new level, but they are challenged to improve and sustain this new level by building habits of high execution performance.

Learn more about The 4 Disciplines of Execution from FranklinCovey.

Tips & Tools: Management vs. Leadership

Book Suggestions: Leaders, Managers & Teams

It's the Manager - from Gallup

Small Acts of Leadership

The First-Time Manager


Training Wins: Featured Training Event

We had a wonderful time attending, speaking and training at ALP 2022 National Conference at the end of June! The Association of Leadership Programs is a national network of leadership programs connecting professionals that make a difference in their communities. Collectively members impact the field, share best practices, guide development, and create impact across the nation. 

ALP is a convener, fostering boldness and innovation that inspires others, providing educational activities that engage — educating and training leaders to advance the effectiveness of community leadership programs and professionals. Learn more.

Below is the intro to the session I facilitated. It was a high-level version of the "Teaching People How to Think and Not What to Think" training mentioned above!

How many times have you rock, paper, scissored a business decision? Have you ever written out the pros and cons when a tough decision is ahead? Or do you often default to either/or decision making? If any of these scenarios is how you process information, come join our session where we provide 2 solid decision making processes. You might even leave with a new decision to an old problem.

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