8 Actions To Assess and Lead An Inherited Team

You would have thought I would have been smarter! I was hired as the Chief Administrative Offer for a small town in Canada’s arctic. During the hiring process, I specifically asked about labour relations and organizational health & culture. “Don’t worry,” I was assured, “we have a great team.” Read about a new boss as an organizational change I should have recognized the lie and I later found out I was hired to solve problems. The organization was top-heavy with 7 Directors for a team of…

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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – 5 Skills To Go Further

If you are soon to take over a ‘new-to-you’ department or organization, I expect you are feeling pretty good about yourself. I know I always did. Whenever I was taking on a new team, I’d thought about what I wanted to be as a leader, what I wanted my legacy to be, and how we would be successful. Our experiences define what kind of leader we will be and how we will operate. I now look back on my leadership growth, and I think about what…

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5 reasons you need to improve your Leadership Skills

When a new leader begins their role they often get a surprise. They’re shocked at the time it takes to manage personal and professional relationships at work. Their success can come down to seeing the warning signs and having the skills to deal with them. Until you’ve actually been a leader, it’s tricky to develop the specific leadership skills and qualities you need to be effective. To help you get there faster, here are five signs your leadership skills could use some work—and what you can…

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