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Calm Under Pressure: Leadership Lessons from a Bomb Disposal Expert

When do people need leadership the most? When they don’t know what to do. This article is about keeping calm under pressure.

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Steve Harvey and When Your Open Door Policy Backfires

What’s in an open door policy? By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the leadership controversy surrounding Steve Harvey. Let’s dive in.

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Cultivate Power: 6 Tips for Giving Control Back to Your Team

Leaders all struggle with this exact same power dynamic. The only way for us to truly accomplish our goals is if our teams feel powerful too.

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Leader Warmth: Warmth Eats Competence For Breakfast

“Warmth eats competence for breakfast.” A Zenger Folkman study looked at over 50,000 managers. It found that “a leader’s overall effectiveness is predicted more by warmth than competence.”

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Crew Resource Management and United Flight 173

Don’t Mess With Mother Nature. Last week I continued my hike of the Ozark Highlands Trail. It was a beautiful day for a hike and my good friend Mike and I hit the trail planning on a nice 9-miler.

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Change in the Workplace: 5 Tips for Leaders

How should leaders deal with “always on” change in the workplace? We often talk about change at work as if people universally resist it. Change is something people resist. Except when they don’t…

Phil Teaches 4 Execution Habits at Leadership Event

Last week, Phil delivered a keynote for the Arbuckle Area SHRM chapter and the Southern Oklahoma Leadership Luncheon. The topic? Follow up and follow through. "The real place where the rubber meets the road as a leader is, do I actually do what I say that I'm going to...

Strategy Execution: What You’re Not Thinking About

Can your kid’s X-Box teach you strategy execution? I got to spend some quality time with my kid and her X-Box this weekend while we survived the second straight week of major winter weather events that weren’t. Her favorite game is Forza, a car racing game that is amazingly accurate…

Proud Day at Approachable Leadership

I received a great gift last week. My former intern Cameron Brown had a bound copy of his dissertation on leader approachability delivered to my office. I am proudly displaying it on my shelf next to a couple of other…

New Year, Same Resolutions: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

The New Year showed up again. If your office is anything like mine, that means a lot of talk about resolutions and a “better me.” Personally, I love this time of year. I love it because it encourages people to reexamine

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What Others Say About Approachable Leadership

Here is what others have to say about recent Approachable Leadership Keynotes and Workshops.

Great Interactive Session, New Techniques

"I recently attended the Approachable Leadership Session with Phil Wilson at the CUE Conference in Denver. It was a great session. I loved the interactive sessions, they really help you learn some new techniques. Phil does a great job involving the participants and keeping everything moving at a great pace. I am so enthralled with this training that I brought Phil to our location to put my troops thru the paces for approachable leadership!"
Laurie Galmeyer, Director of Human Resources, ETFN

Masterful Approach Captured Audience

“Phil is masterful in his approach and paints a compelling vision. He has the ability to capture an audience’s attention and take them on a journey through images and anecdotes. Whether you have 1 or 100 supervisors in your organization, I would recommend Phil Wilson’s “Approachable Leadership” session. And learning how to live longer and make more money wasn’t so bad either.” 
W. Alex Koch, Manager of Positive Associate Relations, TJX

Demystifies Leadership, Use Lessons Every Day

“Your workshop  demystified what connecting with another human being – whether an employee, client, or spouse – can be like.  I’ve used his 3-question strategy every day, both in my personal and professional relationships, to become a better coach, sister, and friend.”

Lori Broyles, Business and Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator, Francis Tuttle Technology Center

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