Scared does NOT mean Not-qualified

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Scared is OK, disqualifying yourself is not It's been awhile since I've written about this, and there are so many new followers of this blog (thank you and welcome!), so I wanted to write this short blog because I think it's really important to share this: Everyone gets scared. Executives get scared. Every time I got a big promotion, I was scared. If you are human, you will get scared when you face a new, big challenge or opportunity. (Unless you are a psychopath -- those are basically your two choices: 1. human and scared or 2. psychopath). While it's OK to be scared, what's not OK is if every time you feel scared, you disqualify yourself and don't allow Continue Reading

Stop having status meetings. 5 better things to do instead.

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What’s a good staff meeting? I have found myself talking about this with several clients over the past few weeks, so I decided to refresh this article. This is such an important topic that any effective manager needs to get really right. Questions I get: What should I be doing with my staff as a [...]

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Influence…Don’t be THAT guy

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The biggest factor in influence So many of my clients ask me about influence. They want to know how to better personally influence others or how to train their managers on influence and engagement. The answer is simple but not easy. The simple answer is to make people WANT to help you. Don’t be THAT [...]

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How to have more energy when work is making you tired

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Preserving your energy As I was writing the title for this post, I recalled when a former boss told me, “What I need most from you is to cope. I need you to be willing to come back every day.” This was a real gift to me because sometimes merely coping with the strain of [...]

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Building a Stronger Team

Building a Stronger Team

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Building a Stronger Team. If you missed it you can download the recording. Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free. Is your team capable of doing what the business needs? Your job as a leader is to build the team you need, [...]

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