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Are you an INSTINCTIVE or intellectual leader?

Have you ever noticed some people seek knowledge relevant and useful to their current situation, while others seek to expand their understanding and knowledge in all endeavors?

What is the INSTINCTIVE Driving Force?

People with Instinctive as their primary Driving Force are driven by utilizing past experiences, intuition and seeking specific knowledge when necessary. They make up 3% of the population.

These individuals are energized by things like:

  • Deciding based on intuition
  • Learning on...
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What Drives Your Team?

Have you ever noticed that different people do the same things but for different reasons? For example, you might observe two people reading a book, but they may have wildly different reasons why. For one, they may love to learn and seek to expand their knowledge in all areas. For the other, there may be a specific purpose, like to pass a test, research how to solve a particular problem, get a raise, or make an important life decision, that is driving that behavior.

It’s difficult to...

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How Do I Avoid Hiring the Wrong Person?

As a successful leader, you know how frustrating it is when you begin to realize that one of your team members isn’t a good fit. You notice an issue and it begins to gnaw at you and then eventually it keeps you up at night. You hope the problem will go away, but it actually grows worse over time.

The time and financial cost of finding, hiring and training a team member who must ultimately be replaced by someone else who you have to find, hire and...

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How often should I be meeting with my team?

We hear it over and over again, team meetings can be the worst! On the one hand, they can be a huge time suck and a major drain on creativity and productivity. On the other hand, without them, the members of our team often feel like they are falling out of the loop and overall connectivity declines, which has a negative impact on performance.

How often should I be meeting with my team?

The trick here is to start simple, then make modifications based on the particular needs of your team and...

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Healthy teams enjoy WINNING together

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine who shared this story about leading a healthy team, but not the kind of team we typically think of, or who hires Kutsko Consulting. His team is his son's little league team. Check it out:

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My son is playing in an 'instructional' little league and I am the head coach. Instructional means the idea is to focus more on learning than winning. After losing badly in our first two games, however, I've realized that you...

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How can I better understand the people I lead?

Have you ever felt like your team could be healthier? I've led a number of small, medium and large teams of extremely talented and passionate people and I have often felt like things were okay, but that they could be great. I would often wonder, "why aren't things great?" We know this is a topic near and dear to your heart...

How can I better understand the people I lead?

In the book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek, we learn that one of the...

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Why is it important to understand my style as a leader?

As it relates to growing a healthy team, one question we've been hearing a lot lately at Kutsko Consulting has been...

Why is it important to understand my style as a leader?

As a leader, you have a big job and people depend on you. Leadership is a skill that you can develop and, like any skill, it will dull if you aren't intentional about sharpening it. We define leadership as organizing and influencing people to believe in a vision while creating a sense of purpose and direction.

How...

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