Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership http://seapointcenter.com Helping leaders connect, collaborate and create Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:08:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Successful Leaders Listen http://seapointcenter.com/successful-leaders-listen/ http://seapointcenter.com/successful-leaders-listen/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:19:42 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=14195 Successful leaders listen because they know that they don’t know everything they need to know. Who do you listen to? Abraham Lincoln understood that if you surround yourself with people who agree with you, you will miss out on important information and perspective. Charged with unifying a divided country, he understood that the strongest cabinet […]

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How to Feel Gratitude in Stressful Times http://seapointcenter.com/feel-gratitude-in-stressful-times/ http://seapointcenter.com/feel-gratitude-in-stressful-times/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:41:52 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=14119 Even in the best of circumstances, the holiday season can be stressful at times. And this year, many people are having a particularly tough time. However, it’s possible to feel joy and gratitude in the midst of worry, sadness, and even anger. Human beings are capable of complex emotions, and finding gratitude in stressful times is good for […]

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How to Talk about Politics at Work http://seapointcenter.com/how-to-talk-about-politics-at-work/ http://seapointcenter.com/how-to-talk-about-politics-at-work/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:09:17 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=14087 The recent US elections might have been the most contentious ever. And strong feelings continue to abound. Even though the elections are over, many people are deeply worried about what will happen next. Each side was very concerned about what would happen if their candidate did not win. And now, half the voting population must deal […]

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Wise Quotes from Great US Political Leaders http://seapointcenter.com/quotes-from-great-us-political-leaders/ http://seapointcenter.com/quotes-from-great-us-political-leaders/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:27:54 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=14049 What guidance can we turn to now that the US elections are over? Can a deeply divided nation find common ground to move forward as united states? In his Huffington Post article, Alan Briskin suggests the possibility that we have “reached a nadir, a low point in our national discourse, from which we could rise.” And […]

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But, what about the bird? http://seapointcenter.com/politics-in-america-today/ http://seapointcenter.com/politics-in-america-today/#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:38:26 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=14024   Guest Post by Larry Ackerman I am honored to host this guest post by my friend and colleague Larry Ackerman. His provocative message on politics in America today is timely and worthy of reflection. Ever wonder how birds get around, how they are able to fly? They use their strong breast muscles to flap […]

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Leadership That Matters http://seapointcenter.com/leadership-that-matters/ http://seapointcenter.com/leadership-that-matters/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:41:19 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13988 Leadership is not necessarily about getting people to follow you. In fact, the test of leadership effectiveness is what happens when you’re not there. If everything depends on you and falls apart when you’re not there, obviously the effectiveness of your team is limited. You can’t be there all the time. At times you might be […]

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7 Fail-Safe Steps to Increase Responsibility and Develop Your Team http://seapointcenter.com/7-fail-safe-steps-to-increase-responsibility/ http://seapointcenter.com/7-fail-safe-steps-to-increase-responsibility/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:59:48 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13959 If you’re not offering your people the opportunity to grow – to increase their responsibility and learn new skills – you are going to lose them. According to a large-scale study conducted by INSEAD, millennials in the workplace care most about the opportunity for growth, meaning and relationships. They will even take a job that pays […]

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Why you over-manage, under-manage, and sometimes do both http://seapointcenter.com/over-manage-under-manage-trap/ http://seapointcenter.com/over-manage-under-manage-trap/#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:51:19 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13920 Let’s face it, when you delegate, the buck still stops with you. You’re still accountable for any screw-ups. When the stakes are high, no wonder you think you need to be front and center, to direct things and over-manage. Even when the stakes aren’t high, sometimes it’s just easier to do it yourself than take the […]

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How to Easily Evaluate the Quality of Research http://seapointcenter.com/evaluate-the-quality-of-research/ http://seapointcenter.com/evaluate-the-quality-of-research/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:51:55 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13885 A lot of numbers are thrown at us everyday by people who want to convince us to agree with them. A good study adds credibility to the point being made. But not all studies are credible. In The Price of Freedom is Personal Responsibility, I shared tips and tools to help verify the information you […]

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Accuracy on the Internet: The Price of Freedom is Personal Responsibility http://seapointcenter.com/accuracy-on-the-internet/ http://seapointcenter.com/accuracy-on-the-internet/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:56:30 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13860 The Internet is one of the final frontiers. Untamed and unregulated, it offers huge opportunity for individual freedom in exploration and communication. With a smartphone, you have access to anything you want to know at all times. However, the price of this great freedom is increased personal responsibility. In the past, our information was curated […]

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