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Larry Reynolds, managing partner

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Are you the kind of leader you need to be?

by Larry Reynolds on October 17, 2014

Here are four kinds of leader:

Type 1 – The absent leader. “I hardly ever see him, and when I do, he only ever talks about the next thing I have to do.”

Type 2 – The supportive leader. “She takes time to give me positive feedback, and helps me to do my job better.”

Type 3 – The challenging leader. “He’s never satisfied with what I do. He always wants more.”

Type 4 – The supportive and challenging leader “She’s incredibly supportive, but she’s incredibly challenging too. I feel valued, and I learn a lot.”

What kind of leader are you – absent, supportive, challenging; or supportive and challenging?

What kind of leader do you want to be?

What kind of leader do you need to be?

How to feel good about giving away your power

October 7, 2014

If you are a busy person, and you wouldn’t mind doing a little bit less, what stops your from giving away more of your power and responsibility? The answer is probably, at least in part, that you don’t trust the other person to do it as well as you. So here’s a challenge for you. […]

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A better way to say sorry

September 27, 2014

You are not perfect. Sometimes you mess up. And although it’s tempting to try and forget about your mistake, it’s important to say sorry to the person affected. Saying sorry in the right way can enhance the relationship and build trust. Simply saying “Sorry, let’s move on” isn’t enough. A proper apology follows these four […]

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How to solve more problems by being less helpful

September 18, 2014

When someone comes to us with a problem it’s human nature to want to be helpful. To share our experience. To offer suggestions. To give advice. Sometimes of course, that’s absolutely the right thing to do. If you have a lot of experience and insight into the problem and they really don’t, then giving advice […]

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Is this what stops you from asking your team members for feedback?

August 25, 2014

It’s a really good idea to ask your team members for feedback. Questions like: “What can I do as your manager to make your life easier?” “What’s one thing I need to change to help you to be more productive?” “What aspect of my management style really works for you, and what aspect sometimes doesn’t?” […]

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