The One Skill Every New Leader Needs to Master

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Many first-time leaders are often walking encyclopedias.  They know all of the details of their projects and can tell you everything you could possibly know, or want to know, about how it works, the costs, the risks, the opportunities and …

Tom Brady Shares Leadership Wisdom That Works

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Tom Brady is what I describe as the real deal. He’s an authentic leader who understands who he is and never tries to be anyone else, all the while remaining thoughtful, humble, and down to earth in spite of all of his success. There’s no question he’s a determined, disciplined, make-it-happen guy who knows how to win.

Dealing With Leadership Insecurities

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Being promoted to a manager position is exciting for any aspiring leader, but before you pop the champagne, you might want to take a moment and prepare yourself for the reality of the job. It’s normal for new managers to feel pressure when stepping into a role with higher expectations. Taking on a management position can be tough, especially when your former peers have to report to you. Leading people isn’t easy, and when your team members come to you with problems that you don’t know the answers to, it can leave you scrambling or feeling unqualified.

How Leaders Know When NOT To Say "You’re Fired"

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By: Gregg Dedrick, Co-Founder & President of David Novak Leadership How would you finish this sentence? Leadership is _______. There are lots of words you could use to complete this sentence.   Leadership is challenging. Leadership is controlling things. Leadership …

Change Is Never Over

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By: Gregg Dedrick, Co-Founder & President of David Novak Leadership Change is never over. This statement might generate some type of reaction within you, and it could be positive or negative. But if you pause and think about it, you’ll …

Take a Career Selfie to Gain Self-Awareness

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By: David Novak, Co-Founder & CEO of David Novak Leadership When was the last time you took a selfie?  Selfies are wildly popular and are used to capture a photo of yourself at any moment in time.  Did you know …

Breaking Through The Recognition Deficit

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When was the last time YOU recognized someone? How did you recognize them? A simple thank you? A heartfelt note explaining specific ways this person impacted you? What was the response?

Five Life Lessons David Novak Learned from His Mom

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When I think about the people who impacted my life, my mom would be right up there at the top of the list.  She’s so loving and always makes a positive impact wherever she goes.  People respect her wisdom and she role …