Creating a Vision: A Key Component of Leadership

For a long time, leaders were trying to crack the code about what truly motivates employees. After all, motivated team members are a key piece of building internal and external loyalty as well as achieving profitability. Fortunately, motivation is no longer a secret. The key? Making  employees feel that their work has meaning and contributes […]

Managing Change: Strategies for Leading Through Uncertainty

Fear of change and uncertainty are common reasons leaders give for resistant or underperforming employees. Yet the speed of change and the uncertainty it brings is only increasing. As a result, leaders are unequipped to guide their employees from fear and hesitancy to confidence and action. However, there’s hope.  Employees and their leaders can boldly […]

Proven Methods to Align Your Department’s Strategies & KPIs

When striving toward success within a company, it’s essential to ensure that all departments work toward the same goals. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for different departments within an organization to be executing against different strategies and measuring their progress against different key performance indicators (KPIs). As you might imagine, this can lead to widespread […]

Addressing Team Negativity: 7 Effective Strategies

Negativity happens. But as a manager or team leader, it’s essential to address it among team members promptly and effectively. Otherwise, negativity can fester and have severe consequences on both the individual and the team. Negativity can manifest in various ways, from negative attitudes and complaints to malicious gossip and beyond. It can be contagious […]

Leadership Skills You Need to Successfully Manage Remote, Hybrid & In-Person Teams

Leadership Skills for Hybrid and Remote Teams

We recently covered the nuances of leading remote, hybrid and in-person teams, and the different approaches required for each. This post will share the specific skills needed for successful leadership throughout these various models. Technological Know-How Gone are the days when all meetings take place face to face, and even in-person teams occasionally need to […]

4 Lessons Learned About Leading In-Person, Remote & Hybrid Teams

Many companies deployed remote teams to survive during the pandemic but, as restrictions lifted, a significant portion switched to a hybrid model. This created a new challenge for leaders. After all, leading an in-person team was difficult before the pandemic; leading three separate ones during and after the pandemic was downright overwhelming. As usual, though, […]

Excellence in Leadership Award

MFI Excellence in Leadership Award 2022 to Tim O'Neal presented by Dean Newlund

I am so pleased to award the First Annual Mission Facilitators International’s Excellence in Leadership Award to Tim O’Neal, CEO of Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona for his outstanding leadership in transforming the culture at one of the largest Goodwills in the US. Tim has done what few do by making culture development a […]

Dean’s Interview: Teaming with Ideas Podcast

Ep 114 Dean Newlund Teaming with Ideas

Hear Carlos Valdes-DaPena Interview with Dean on “Teaming with Ideas” Intuitive Leadership Episode 114 Dean shares with Carlos: Why we want to be working with companies that are bravely and body focusing on the future, Cultural resource management, Why intuition should come out of the closet and into the boardroom, How we can include intuition […]