Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership http://seapointcenter.com Helping leaders connect, collaborate and create Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:32:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Three Blogging Essentials http://seapointcenter.com/three-blogging-essentials/ http://seapointcenter.com/three-blogging-essentials/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:11:25 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13399 After five years of writing my weekly leadership blog, I have taken some time to reflect on what has contributed to its success. These are my major lessons learned on how to establish a blog that people want to read. Three Blogging Essentials 1. Content, content, content. Without a doubt, content is the NUMBER ONE driver […]

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How to Write a Blog People Want to Read http://seapointcenter.com/how-to-write-a-blog/ http://seapointcenter.com/how-to-write-a-blog/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:05:30 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13360 This is the 5th anniversary of my blog! With over a half million views last year and near the top of almost every list of best leadership blogs, it has been successful beyond anything I had imagined. And so, I’ve decided to pass along some of the lessons I’ve learned about how to write a blog […]

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The 4 Decision Styles: When to Involve Others in Decisions http://seapointcenter.com/when-to-involve-others-in-decisions/ http://seapointcenter.com/when-to-involve-others-in-decisions/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:05:40 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13299 You face countless decisions each day and must determine which to make on your own and when to involve others. This is true no matter what your role or level, whether you are CEO, a project leader, or a team member. How do you know when to involve others in decisions? Most people are guided by personal preference. Some people are decisive […]

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Caught in Team Drift? Consider Honorable Closure http://seapointcenter.com/consider-honorable-closure/ http://seapointcenter.com/consider-honorable-closure/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:18:18 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13272 Has your team’s performance fallen off lately? Was it once exciting to be part of the team, and lately you find you’re not having fun? Perhaps your team has succumbed to team drift. In my Harvard Business Review article, “Diagnose and Cure Team Drift,” I explain how to revitalize a formerly high-performing team that has […]

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Self-disclosure, Leadership and Trust http://seapointcenter.com/self-disclosure-leadership-and-trust/ http://seapointcenter.com/self-disclosure-leadership-and-trust/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:53:46 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13248 One of the leadership dimensions that often gets marked lowest on 360 assessments is the one related to “disclosing information about self.” When reviewing assessment results with coaching clients, I have noticed that those who are rated low on this trait are often confused. Either they think they are pretty open and transparent and don’t […]

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It’s Time to Take a Stand for a #TrueLeaderCreed http://seapointcenter.com/true-leader-creed/ http://seapointcenter.com/true-leader-creed/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 11:12:24 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13222 The news these days is filled with disturbing accounts of bad leadership behavior. The current U.S. elections have been particularly contentious… with attacks on the personal instead of the issues… reinforcing fear instead of articulating a vision for the country. This is not True Leadership. Leadership is about going somewhere. If you don’t have a […]

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The 4 Dimensions of Trust http://seapointcenter.com/dimensions-of-trust/ http://seapointcenter.com/dimensions-of-trust/#comments Tue, 17 May 2016 11:12:23 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13162 Trust is like a bank account. You start a new relationship with a certain amount of trust, and then over time you add to that account to build a solid foundation. And like a bank account, it can be emptied overnight if you’re not careful about your investment. Why does it matter? Trust is the […]

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The Planning Doing Cycle http://seapointcenter.com/planning-doing-cycle/ http://seapointcenter.com/planning-doing-cycle/#comments Tue, 10 May 2016 14:51:32 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13143 Rarely will you have the luxury of time to plan everything out before you start a new project or change initiative. And even if you do, it’s likely that unforeseen circumstances will send you back to the drawing board. However, jumping ahead with no plans is a recipe for disaster. Instead of planning and then […]

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If You’re Careful Enough http://seapointcenter.com/if-youre-careful-enough/ http://seapointcenter.com/if-youre-careful-enough/#respond Thu, 05 May 2016 10:14:49 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13129 Thursday Thoughts  “If you’re careful enough, nothing bad or good will ever happen to you.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       * […]

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The True Test of a Vision http://seapointcenter.com/true-test-of-a-vision/ http://seapointcenter.com/true-test-of-a-vision/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:54:32 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13064 The true test of a vision is whether it continues to inspire and guide people after the leader is gone. Consider the seamless transition at Southwest Airlines when founder Herb Kelleher stepped down compared with Disney’s two decades of floundering after the death of Walt Disney. Time and again, we see examples of companies that […]

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