Jim’s “Tru Leadership” Blog

Great Leadership Is a Balancing Act

Great leadership is shown through what we do and say on a daily basis. It is exemplified in a sense of P.R.I.D.E. – Personal Responsibility in Individual Daily Effort ~ Tom Sullivan “Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than […]

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A Little Magic For Waste Of Time Meetings

Meetings are where minutes are kept and hours are lost. They get such a bad rap! What criteria should we use to decide to attend or conduct any meeting? It seems ½ the meetings we take via conference call, we are trying to do email at the […]

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4 Steps To Repair That Lost Partnership Or Damaged Relationship

Many years ago, at the end of a long day, I had a client interested in our conversation and preparing to acquire my product. I was sensing he was interested and I kept on pressing for commitment and action. That was not a good decision. He fairly […]

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The Triple Threat – Leadership, Humility, and Gratitude

Want to follow a leader? In the book, The Leadership Challenge(r) by Barry Posner and James Kouzes, they conducted research that has been collecting responses since 1987, with over 1.4 million responses to the question, What will we Follow? Here are the most common answers:     Honesty     Vision […]

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Mentoring Is Championing

Do you have a great mentor or average mentor? Are you being promoted by your mentor to senior leaders?   How often do we ask ourselves, “In my organization – who is my champion, my advocate, the one who believes in me?” “The one who is stepping […]

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How To Give Feedback To Highly Emotional People

Some of us take feedback so personally. We fret, worry, feel anxious, and decide that the world is against us – even as a response to clear, helpful feedback. The feedback process can be brutal, for three main reasons: 1. The way feedback is delivered, as if […]

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Conversation Groundhog Day: Nothing Ever Changes

Influence begins with a “Sure, I’ll do that.” The old adage is “selling begins with yes.” This is an acknowledgement of our knowledge, our friendliness, our product value, or it might even be a commitment to further action. Sometimes the actual response of doing what we think […]

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The Culture Killer: I’m Bad With Names – Here’s the Easy Fix

Knowing people’s names is over 50% of our culture and personal engagement! I have a friend, Ryan Larson, who was receiving an award at a formal banquet. The president of the company stood on stage and read a list of Ryan’s accomplishments, and then summarized by saying, […]

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Increase Your Presence Without Being Promotional

We all want to be more valued, recognized, promoted, or get a raise. And our supervisor says to us, “You need to improve your visibility or be seen more by others.” You think your boss likes your colleague Bling Bam Biff, who is so far out there, […]

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6 Components Of Executive Presence

Executive presence is less about how we show up, and more how others say they feel when we show up. Our executive presence used to rely on character and integrity as the ruling kings of leadership and boardroom ethos. Then in the 1880’s robber barons took hold […]

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