2 Activities to Develop Trust with Your Team

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About Kathy Leicester

Kathy brings over 26 years of experience in strategic leadership and communication training to SUPERB COMMUNICATION. Kathy's ability to simplify what’s complex and to coach others in implementing strategies that mobilize change and results makes Kathy a valuable addition to the SUPERB COMMUNICATION training and consulting team.

2 Activities to Develop Trust with Your Team

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You’ve developed the courage, compassion, integrity, wisdom, and generosity you think you need to lead your team. But “leading” your team can be hard to wrap your arms around. “What should I do first?” is a common question when there is so much to do. The first thing new leaders must do is develop and […]

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3 Ways To Transform Your Meetings

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Meetings may be necessary, but how much time do we spend in meetings that suck the life from our creativity and productivity? How often have we laughed, albeit ruefully, when someone makes the comment “Death By PowerPoint,” or “Death By Details,” or, as Patrick Lencioni wrote in his book, “Death By Meeting.” If we have […]

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Want Greatness? Be Generous.

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Is nobility of spirit a requirement for great leadership? Yes it is, and here’s why: Generous Leaders Are More Successful. Generous Leaders Build Committed Teams A generous leader creates a spirit of gratitude. Grateful people commit to the tribe with far greater frequency and fervency than those who are not grateful. And it all flows […]

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Four Words Can Reframe Your Leadership

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Some time ago, I was managing a software development team working on a new product prototype. Several high-powered, potential customers would soon be witnessing the anticipated  demonstration. Everything was in place and would go without a hitch, or so I thought. The equipment was configured, tested, and ready. What could possibly go wrong? On the […]

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Why and How Leaders Communicate Integrity

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At some point a newcomer to your team has asked this question about you: “What’s she like?” Often the answer takes one of two extremes: An enthusiastic “She’s all-right!” or a shake of the head back and forth because it perfectly expresses what words can’t. Avoid the head-shake by developing and maintaining a life of […]

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4 Ways to Show Your Team You Care

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Shaky employee morale is a sore spot at every level of the organization. It happens at the top as much as within the team. “I’m tired of my team’s level of effort and their attitude… They just don’t care,” shared a frustrated manager. “What exactly gives you the impression your team doesn’t care?” I ask. […]

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Communicating Courage: How Can Leaders Move Teams Forward

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When working with stuck leaders who can’t seem to move their teams forward during seasons of change, the first thing I do is interview their team members. Their reactions tell a story: “His open door policy is meaningless.  He overreacts every time we make a suggestion.  We realize that not all ideas will always stick, […]

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