Jim’s “Tru Leadership” Blog

5 Proactive Turnover Prevention Strategies

Retention starts before an employee even looks for another job. Too many managers are surprised when someone says “I quit,” but who’s fault is that? It’s the manager’s fault because they did not create a safe enough environment to have open communications, thereby avoiding an employee surprising […]

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How Smart Can Look Dumb

Researchers from the Clinical Psychophysiology Lab at Michigan State University found that people fall into one of two camps when it comes to mistakes: those who have a fixed mindset (Forget this. I’ll never be good at it) and those who have a growth mindset (What a […]

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Lessons In High Touch From C-Suite Business Experts

We know that building a world-class team of talented, diverse individuals is key to our success. Most leaders want better teams, since we all know what bad teams look like, and how unproductive they are. The larger the team, the more distant and complicated team building can […]

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8 Secrets To Promoting Yourself

Here you go, these are 8 secrets to achieving your greatness: Secret #1:  Read minds. Who is your audience and what are their frustrations, fears, joys, and dreams?  If you want people to believe in you, then invest time to learn their levers for both pain and […]

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5 Keys To Appearing Confident Even When You’re Not

Amy Cuddy, Susan Cain, and other key leaders have said, “Fake it til you make it” or Fake it till you become it.” Careful! Too much acting takes away from our sense of authenticity and honesty, especially if we claim these as part of our high core […]

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What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean For You?

Do you feel like your boss has no emotional intelligence? If we are high in Emotional Intelligence (EI) we may decide to give them a break, since they are low on EI, but it also means we have work to do to help them improve, and that […]

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The Real Way To Effectively Say No

Sadly I hear too many people say, “I am just so slammed. My job doesn’t allow me to say “no” to my work, my clients, my boss, or my family. I work and worry all the time!” Research from Family Practical Management concluded, that with current technology, […]

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How Technical Introverts Can Succeed In Broader Leadership Roles

I recently spoke with Manuelle Charbonneau, a senior executive coach, regarding her perspective on a leader’s evolution from being in a primarily technical expert role into a broader more people responsibility role. She related how interesting the work is with high IQ leaders from technical backgrounds as […]

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4 Neuro Leadership Keys Driving Success

A man fluent in 2 languages recently went into a deep coma, and upon coming out of the coma, could only speak one language. And after a horrific beating, another man,became a Mensa-qualified genius. These are true stories and reflect how much we are still learning about […]

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Culture Is…

Culture is a lot like trust, we recognize when it is not present, better than how to actually define it. We learn best in contrasts, and to learn what culture is almost requires knowing what it isn’t.  “Culture is the 2 worst behaviors we tolerate. Because what […]

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