Jim’s “Tru Leadership” Blog

What Makes Us Stay (In Our Jobs)?

Reportedly, a person’s direct manager is the #1 reason people leave companies. However, in a recent study it was revealed the manager is actually number 7, out of 8  key reasons for why people stay with companies. The top reasons Americans give for not leaving their current […]

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Coaching Is About Picking Your Fight

Coaching is so much more about the situation and task, yet instead we mistakenly make it about the person. Coaching for a task is a dialogue to resolve a possible problem. Coaching for a person is much more messy. One thing they both have in common is […]

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Good Words Gone Bad

Ever say “good luck” to somebody before a business presentation, or sports tournament? We all do! There’s nothing wrong with that, and yet it may imply that they need ‘luck’ in order to succeed. Travis Bradberry, founder of TalentSmart® and author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0®, suggests a […]

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Our Planning Is Off – Way Off!

Before we plan, we reflect on the past, whether that is our past actions, last year’s results, or the things that went wrong at the holiday family gathering. Our past shapes what we want in the future as well as the changes we need to make for […]

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4 Simple Stops To Achieving Better Leadership

There are 4 simple things that, when stopped, will help you achieve real success. Here they are: 1. Stop Multitasking – after all the research which shows that our brains cannot effectively occupy two activities at once, we still try to do it anyway! Technology makes us […]

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It’s A War: Baby Boomer Vs. Millennial

Can’t we just get along? I am speaking specifically about the two most dominant populations in the workforce – one group which is leaving the workforce and the other just entering the workforce interacting in all businesses today. Those organizations engaging people, not labels, will win more […]

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6 Types Of Culture

The cultures of Rip Curl surfboards and JP Morgan start with the way they dress and the way they talk. Culture is most noticeable in extrinsic observables. Culture, in many ways, reflects the style and tone of our customer. Customers shape the culture of our companies. This […]

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Applying 12 Habits For Women In Leadership

Below, is a wonderful update from AIIR executive coach Harvey Floyd. He raises some interesting perspectives for improving success for women in leadership. If you are interested and haven’t read “How Women Rise” by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith, you must! Insights on 12 Habits and their […]

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Alexa, I Had A Bad Day

So you walk in the house and it’s “Alexa, lights, air conditioning, and curtains.”  And yet, when we say, “Alexa, I had a bad day” the device says “I do not understand.” We are so connected with technology but not connected with communicating! “The greatest mistake in […]

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Keys To A Leader’s Brand

Branding You strategist Diana Jenkins, in a recent speech with executive networking team Ethos, posed these thoughtful comments regarding the blueprint for leaders’ branding:. Branding involves many facets: A purposeful appearance equals results. Branding is a game, or puzzle, of perception management. We leverage our best self […]

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