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Caring + Interest = Leadership

December 16, 2012 -- Sal Silvester

I was having a discussion recently with a group of participants in a 5.12 Solutions' Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Program here in Denver. We were making the distinction between caring (about someone) and showing interest. One results-oriented participant asked, "Can you care about someone without being interested?" 

My Leadership Challenge For You

December 9, 2012 -- Sal Silvester

Here's my challenge to all leaders in 2013:

WHO will you be?

It's a great time of the year for all of us to reflect on where we've been and where we want to go. The trap that most leaders fall into is that they often reflect on the WHAT and the HOW without considering WHO they are as leaders.  For example, they ask -   WHAT do I want to accomplish this year? WHAT are my goals? And, HOW will I achieve those goals?

Contributions Matter

November 21, 2012 -- Sal Silvester

If I only had one tip or piece of advice to share about leadership, I would say, "Let people know that their contributions matter."

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to be grateful for what you have and to recognize others for the contributions they have made to you, your team and organization.

Senior Leadership Shifts

November 20, 2012 -- Sal Silvester

One of the challenges that senior leaders often have is that they are rewarded and recognized based on the success of their functional area. But, often times, senior leaders are asked to be an engaged member of a leadership team. This requires a shift in an individual leader's attitudes, skills, and perspectives that is difficult for many leaders to make. Which ones apply to you? 

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