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Be The Bridge

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Leadership 
Managers are the key to successful organizations.  Becoming a great manager and leader is a process.  Steven Covey talks about the Whole-Person Paradigm in Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results.  He states that great leaders see people as whole--body, heart, mind and spirit--and work to unleash their full creative potential.

Employees are the most critical asset a company has.  A manager is the conduit between the individual employee, their goals and desires and the goals of th...
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Is There More To Motivation Than Money?

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Empowerment 

Keeping employees motivated can sometimes be a challenge.  What with the economy, layoffs, everyone being asked to do more, people can get frustrated in their work. 

Many believe that money is on the top of most peoples’ list of what motivates them.  I tend to disagree.  In a previous blog post I wrote about how to motivate employees by unleashing their power and potential.

Now don’t get me wrong.  I do believe ...


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9 Critical Mistakes Leaders Make - Part 3 of 3

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Leadership 

Here are the last 3 mistakes that leaders make.  Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 if you happened to miss them.  Again, take time to reflect back on your leadership style.  Have you been guilty of any of these 9 mistakes?

7.  Acting as if you have all the answers

Just because you have the title of “Boss” doesn’t mean you have to have all the answers.  As a matter of fact, managers who insist on making all the de...


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9 Critical Mistakes Leaders Make - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Leadership 

Recently I was talking to a senior leader of a telecommunications company about the mistakes managers make in leading their teams.  The discussion went on for some time and in the end we identified 9 critical mistakes.  I am sure this list is not all inclusive but it is a place for you to start thinking about whether you have fallen into some of these traps.  As you read through the list, I invite you to honestly assess if...


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Leading From The Inside Out

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Monday, January 2, 2012, In : Values 
To build a strong, effective team, (whether it be at work, at home or in your community) you first need to communicate your values as a person and a leader.   What are the guiding principles that you live by and are willing to defend when challenged?

Many times we think we know what our values are, but when pressed, we are not able to articulate them clearly.  Knowing the core of who you are and what you believe will allow you to authentically model the behavior you expect. 

As a leader you a...
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Empower Your Team Members to be Their Best

Posted by Lisa Berquist on Friday, August 12, 2011, In : Teams 
Are you ready to have a more positive impact on those you lead?  Would you like to be the one who empowers others to be their best?  When good leaders are effectively empowering their team, their lives are easier and their team is happier.  When teams are empowered, leaders don't spend nearly as much time checking up, putting out fires, or lighting fires under people who are not motivated.  When people feel empowered, they will be at their best and get their best results.  When your team is r...
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