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Accountability: Stop the Finger Pointing and the Blame Game by Marcia Zidle

What do you see in your organization – people taking responsibility or pointing fingers at others? If it’s the latter, how do you stop the blame game and how do you start getting accountability? The word accountability – employees doing what they are suppose to do – seems to stir up frustrations for many managers. I have seen […]

Donuts, Ice Cream, Pizza: They Can Keep The Team Running Smoothly by Marcia Zidle

Leadership is a team sport not a superstar sport. What happens over time is that some managers begin to believe it’s all about them. It’s not, it’s just the opposite. It’s about the people they lead. Allan Ditchfield, former executive at AT&T, realized that you cannot lead without getting involved. “When leaders remain behind their […]

Good Boss! Bad Boss! Which Are You? by Marcia Zidle

Conjure up the term “bad boss” and what comes to mind? Scenes of managers, berating subordinates in public or taking credit for other people’s work or saying one thing and doing another Feel free to continue — I’m sure you have more examples. According to the HBR Blog post Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad […]

Are You A Motivating Boss? by Marcia Zidle

Figuring out what your people want can feel like an intricate puzzle especially when different employees require different things. However, there are basic things that most employees want from their boss. At a recent workshop, I asked people: “What makes a great boss – someone who can lead and motivate you”?  Here’s what they said about […]

Change Management: Getting Everyone On Board the Change Train by Marcia Zidle

As a coach to ambitious, pro-active leaders, I often find they quickly embrace change themselves but don’t know how to bring along their colleagues or staff. So how do you get everyone on board the change train that is gaining speed and heading out of the station? In Seven Truths about Change to Lead and […]

Failures Don’t Have to Be Fatal by Marcia Zidle

I’ve said many times:  I’ve learned more from my failures than from my successes…and I’ve made some whoppers. Goof-ups, missteps, slip-ups and embarrassments are no reason to ring one’s hands and hang one’s head. In fact, our mistakes can be the most powerful teachers we have. The lessons we learn often stick with us for a […]

LCSW Supervision in Melbourne FL 32935

LCSW Supervision in Melbourne FL 32935

Earl Ledford, LCSW, CST, SAP, CET, CAP Clinical Social Work-Therapist, Counselor, LCSW Clinical Supervisor     Contact Information   1600 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Suite 201U Melbourne, FL 32935   Qualifications Years in Practice: I have been in practice as a licensed clinical social worker since January 1998. School: Florida State University Year Graduated: 1994 […]

Do You Need More Time? Then Delegate by Marcia Zidle

“I know I should delegate but: “I can do it faster…He won’t be able to get it done on time…she’s bound to make some mistakes.” These are things I’ve been hearing frequently  from overworked, stressed out managers. I jokingly mentioned, in a recent presentation, if there was  something in the air that’s causing this outbreak of “I […]

Stressed Out and Burnt Out? The Cure: Learn to Say No! by Marcia Zidle

Who hasn’t been guilty of overbooking themselves between their personal and professional lives? But often instead of a feeling of elation for making everything “work,” we feel stressed out and burnt out. Peter Bergman, in his Harvard Business Review blog,  shares seven practices to help you say a strategic “no” in order to create space in […]

Effective Managers Learn to Let Go by Marcia Zidle

Did you know that nearly half of all new leaders fail in the first 18 months? That’s according to the Center for Creative Leadership. Many of them were surprised to discover that what got them there — from working nonstop to sweating the small stuff — isn’t enough to keep them there. The Problem: Nine out of […]

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