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Leadership Insights:

Leadership Tips: Simple, on-the-job self improvement ideas to strengthen your leadership skills

Stress: A dozen strategies to reduce on-the-job stress

Leadership Articles: Leadership and team development insights by Jeff Appelquist

Time Management: Strategies and activities to help business leaders manage their time

Leadership Styles: Overview of the frameworks, theories, and styles of leadership

Leadership Power: Six types of power for business leaders

Delegation: Understanding the skill of delegating effectively

Decision Making: Understanding sound decision making

Personalized Growth Plan: Design and begin a personalized leadership growth plan

Communication Tips: Leaders know how to communicate effectively

The Power of Praise: Meaningful praise is a powerful and important motivator

Understanding Feedback: There are five main categories of feedback 

Leadership Responsibilities: A team leader's responsibilities to his or her team

Leader/Team Tension: Leader behavior that can weaken team cohesiveness

Management Framework: A process outline for achieving results

Strategic Planning: Determine where your team has been and where it wants to be

Talent Development: Guidelines for developing the talents of your team members

Engagement Misconceptions: Twelve misconceptions about employee engagement

High-Power Leadership: When does leadership power become counterproductive

Succession Planning: Guidelines for a successful succession program

Create a Personal Leadership Growth Pan

Consider developing a personal leadership growth plan.  Look over the list of skills that have been introduced in this booklet (listed below).  Select three that you feel need attention; then build them into the Planning Chart that follows:

Leadership Skills

Find a vision

Establish team values

Set norms

Identify expectations

Nurture collaboration

Build trust

Conduct effective meetings

Make meaningful decisions

Manage conflict

Problem solve efficiently

Set goals

Plan effectively

Share information

Communicate successfully

Coach others

Train for competency

Give productive feedback

Mange change

Assess performance

Build a leadership growth plan

Leadership Skills to Improve

Growth Objective(s) for each Skill


People Who can Help

Indicators of Success



Meeting Facilitation

To conduct team meetings where more people participate

1. Ask selected team members for honest feedback.

2. Have the H.R. Director critique a meeting

3. Read literature on facilitating good meetings.

H.R. Director &


15% increase of team members speaking at meetings by the end of the quarter.


1. Obtain feedback after the first three meetings.

2. Have a critique by the fourth team meeting.

3. Try at least one new strategy every two meetings.