• Discover Your Leadership Voice

    5 Voices

    How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead.
    At GiANT we believe every voice deserves to be heard. Everyone can add value. Most of the time, however, certain voices dominate the airwaves and don't create an environment for everyone to bring their best. With the power of the 5 Voices, you can finally understand 1) what your voice is, 2) what it's like to be on the other side of your leadership, and 3) how to value the voices of those around you. This is crucial for building a high-performing team and establishing healthy relationships in each circle of influence. Discover your voice and unlock your potential to influence others.

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It’s Time…To Make the Difficult Decision

It’s time. Time to make the difficult decision that you don’t want to make, but know you need to: Time to replace someone that should have been let go months before. Time to place a boundary on a difficult relationship. Time to change jobs though it will be painful. Time to be honest and challenge […]

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The One Thing Good Leaders Must Do To Become Great

If you want to become a good leader, or better yet – a great leader – then there is one thing that must happen. This one thing is not fun, nor is it inspiring, and rarely is it ever written about. But this one thing is crucial: GREAT leaders must die to themselves. Dying is […]

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Words That Heal and Words That Steal

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” While viewed by many as a reminder to be “tough” and to not give the words of others more power than they are due, the fact is that this long-standing bit of wisdom is simply not true. Words can do more than […]

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The Art of Transition: How to Anticipate and Handle Change Well

Is it possible to anticipate change as you envision the next season of life? Fortunately, the answer is yes, no matter how murky the future sometimes appears. Anticipation is basically proactive thinking – preparing for what might be around the bend. This preparation causes you to be aware and ready for changes and to respond […]

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Thinker vs. Feeler: How People’s Oughts & Shoulds Affect Performance

Thinkers vs. Feelers: Population Distribution While every other preference set comprises a 50/50 ratio of men/women, the Thinker vs. Feeler dynamic is the only preference with a gender skew. In this case, 70% of women have a right-handed preference of Feeling versus 70% of men who have a right-handed preference for Thinking. Due to the […]

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Having Trouble Connecting with Others?

Your ability to connect with others directly impacts your level of influence. Period. But when you look around, disconnection happens all the time: The busy CEO who never has time for his or her family. The colleague you try to get to know, but with whom you can never seem to break past the surface-level […]

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Why Your Leadership Journey Matters

What makes you who you are today? What is it about your internal makeup and wiring, the collection of your experiences and mentors, that have brought you to this point in life? Acknowledging Your Journey We all have things in our past that have hammered and shaped us into the person we are in this […]

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T vs. F: “Feeling the Love” at Work

Ever wonder why some people just never seem to feel appreciated, despite all your efforts to show them your thoughts to the contrary? Or maybe you yourself keep questioning why your boss continues to throw meaningless “incentives” at you, when what you really want doesn’t seem all that much to ask for, but continues to […]

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3 Ways Leaders Undermine Their Work

Which internal tendencies are inhibiting your life right now? What insecurities or self-imposed sabotage are keeping you from being the healthiest, best version of you? Inhibition: 2 Sides of the Same Coin If you think about it, self-control and self-sabotage are two sides of the same coin we call “inhibition.” A healthy degree of “inhibition” […]

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T vs. F: Handling Critique

In our first post about the Thinker vs. Feeler personality preference set, we introduced the fundamental differences in the way Thinkers and Feelers make decisions. Therefore, while all people display elements of the Thinker and Feeler tendencies, the dichotomy breaks down along the lines of the criteria that ultimately determine decisions. For Thinkers, they may […]

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