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Individual attention always pays off

We're leading a team but we're working with individuals. My favourite part of being a leader is to work with people one-on-one. I have people only for their first 3 months in the company so I have a chance to work with very different individuals. They start with different backgrounds, skills, styles and therefore experience… Continue reading Individual attention always pays off

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The first six advice about how to become the best leader I can be #AtoZChallenge

Six days, six reminders I needed. 1. Be authentic Be you, no matter what. 2. Be badass Don't conform. 3. Be creative Use the best tools at your disposal. 4. Respect different opinions Learn healthy conflicts. 5. Let the team be effective Don't force your own system on them. 6. Allow freedom to make mistakes… Continue reading The first six advice about how to become the best leader I can be #AtoZChallenge

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Freedom of making mistakes

A man's mistakes are his portals of discovery. - James Joyce There are two barriers to experimentation: 1. Inner fear of failure 2. Outer pressure of not accepting mistakes A leader holds a lot of responsibility for the second. How we approach our people when something goes wrong will set the basis for what happens… Continue reading Freedom of making mistakes

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Effectiveness through others is different from effectiveness on my own

I spent a significant time of my career as a productivity consultant. It fit me because I have always disliked wasting time even as a child. (Maybe it was OCD.) When I was young, I was responsible for washing the dishes. We didn't have a sink in the kitchen though so it took quite some… Continue reading Effectiveness through others is different from effectiveness on my own

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Difference of opinion is to be valued and encouraged

Would we need leaders if everyone always agreed? Conflicts are natural. They are part of everyday life and a way of clashing opinions in order to find new solutions. There is of course constructive and destructive conflict but the former is nothing to be afraid of. It doesn't come easy to me; in fact, conflicts… Continue reading Difference of opinion is to be valued and encouraged