Please Respond

Part of good, effective, and efficient communication is acknowledgement. This is true even with voice mails and emails from other people.  It’s important that you actually respond!
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Energy Exchange

Everything we do involves an exchange of energy. Sometimes those energy forms are tangible, like money, and sometimes they’re intangible, like time and the personal energy we receive (or don’t) from an exchange.  Learn how energy exchanges show up in leadership in mentoring, as well as what to look for and look out for.
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Top 10 Traits of an Effective Leader

Through our decades of work with companies, organizations, associations, departments, executives, and business owners, as well as leading and managing teams ourselves, we’ve identified the top traits of an effective leader.  Listen to today’s episode and see how you measure up.
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Prioritize

To prioritize means to view the landscape, make adjustments as necessary, and then re-order the priorities.  Your team members and staff may not have this skill, and it’s your job as a leader to help them prioritize and model this behavior. Otherwise, they can get lost in their to-do list and have no concept of the big picture.
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Why Your Employees Aren’t Engaged

According to Gallup, the majority (50.8%) of employees are “not engaged,” while another 17.2% are “actively disengaged.” Only 32% of people are considered engaged in their jobs.  In today’s episode, Dawn Shuler shares the top 5 reasons employees aren’t engaged with their jobs.
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Conscious Motivation

With our long to-do lists, it can be easy to just mechanically go through our days, working, going through the motions, but how fulfilling is that? What if, instead, we were conscious, intentional, and present about our day and what we do in it? In this episode, Dawn Shuler shares strategies for staying consciously motivated.
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Zone of Genius

In his book, The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks postulates that if we work as much in our Zone of Genius, we are more likely to thrive.  In this episode, Dawn Shuler talks about the four zones (Zone of Incompetence, Zone of Competence, Zone of Excellence, and Zone of Genius), and how to reduce your tasks and activities in first three zones and amp up your activities in your Zone of Genius.
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Absolute Integrity

At The Shuler Group, one of our core values is Absolute Integrity.  The basic way to think of integrity is to do what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it.  Sometimes, though, the challenge to be in integrity comes up in different ways.  Absolute Integrity means standing your ground even when it would be easier and more comfortable to cave.
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Ideal Team Player

This episode is essentially a review of the book, The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni.  In this book, Patrick delves into the three qualities or virtues an ideal team player should have: humble, hungry, and smart.  The beauty of Patrick’s system is that it’s simple, but it might be a bit too simple. In the podcast, Dawn dives deeply into those three virtues and expands upon them, as well as what they actually mean to a fully functioning, positive, and thriving team.
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