Ideas & Advice

Highly Effective Leaders Genuinely Care about Their People

  by John Keyser I recently delivered a webinar entitled Conversations are the Work of a Leader.  It’s a subject near and dear to my heart. I’d like to share from the webinar a few ideas to help readers, especially those who have management and leadership responsibilities, make time for...
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How to Develop Productive Working Relationships

  by John Keyser Issues having to do with difficult managers arise regularly in my leadership work with clients and as follow ups to leadership webinars that I facilitate with Georgetown alumni. I hear way too often, “I do not feel I have a productive working relationship with my manager.”...
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Leadership Is a Verb

  by John Keyser My wife, Leland, asked me to pick up the book, Life Is a Verb, and yesterday I jotted the title on the notepad on my car windshield to remind myself.  As I looked at that note, I began to think about the message: Life is a...
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To Be Great Leaders, Stand with Our People, Not Above Them

  by John Keyser This insightful principle is about attitude. Great leaders believe “it’s not about me, it’s about the team, it’s about everyone.” Adopting this attitude is how we do our best work, serve our clients well and achieve our goals on a consistent basis. I have mentioned before...
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People Can Work or They Can Attend Meetings; They Cannot Do Both!

by John Keyser This is a quote by Dan Altobello, a highly successful and insightful business executive. I chuckled when I heard Dan say this because his timing could not have been better. Another very accomplished CEO had just asked me to try to help his company have fewer meetings....
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Grace in the Workplace

by John Keyser I am taken by a friend’s comment earlier this week about grace in the workplace. Grace as a noun means elegance, and as a verb, we grace others with our presence. Certainly grace in the workplace is many things – our good behavior, respect, honor, integrity and...
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Always Be 15 Minutes Early

by John Keyser Years ago, I read a quote, “The secret to my success is that I always try to be 15 minutes early.” I thought about that, and it seemed to make a lot of sense. So I typed that on a small card and put it in my...
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Being a Good Boss and a Highly-Effective Leader

by John Keyser Surveys reveal that more than half of the people working in business do not feel: Appreciated Heard, that their ideas matter That they have a productive working relationship with their boss Fully engaged or aligned And in my work as a leadership consultant and coach, it sure...
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Making Time for Conversations Matters!

by John Keyser Many people in the past week have provided me with appreciative feedback about my recent Ideas & Advice post. I wrote about a friend who has joined a new company in an important position. During his first number of months, he has emphasized having conversations with people...
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