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Back on Track - Three Ways to Resync Team Members

Posted on 10/30/2017 by Barbara Blake in leadership communication leadership development

Leaders need to be able to read team members' frustration and lack of progress as more than poor performance. It could be the person needs more support. Use these three ways to resync.

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Now is the Time to Prep for Performance Reviews

Posted on 11/19/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching Leadership; Onboarding; Executive Coaching communication leadership development leadership coaching

Turn performance reviews into a tool of leadership excellence. Follow the four steps to meaningful and fruitful conversations that develops your team.

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3 Ways You Undercut Your Executive Presence

Posted on 4/29/2015 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching communication executive presence

It is easy to overlook how your executive presence comes across in emails, texts and other communications. To build a more complete presence avoid these 3 pitfalls.

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Communication Disconnects: Where Managing and Leading Meet

Posted on 6/13/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching communication

There is more to setting expectations than telling. Commitment and motivation are essential as well. Learn how to be more effective where managing and leading intersect.

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The Office Eeyore

Posted on 3/3/2014 by Barbara Blake in leadership executive coaching communication

Are you the Office Eeyore? Our best intentions as a leader can backfire. What you think as helpful may actually be spreading negativity. Fortunately one small change in your behavior can have a significant impact.

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