The strength and effectiveness of an organization depend on team members at all levels, but these qualities start at the top. Strong leaders are in high demand! These people must motivate and inspire their teams but still maintain high expectations for performance. While it’s easy to find qualities that strong leaders share, some behaviors mean… Read more »
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Instead of Developing Leaders, Foster a Leadership Culture
It takes an extremely “talented” leader to drive an already successful business into the ground. Think of all the times a Fortune 500 business names a new CEO; it happens more often than you’d think. Just in the past week or two, Time Inc., Weight Watchers, Etrade, and several other large corporations announced either the… Read more »
Leadership Style Series, Part 1: Two Types of Leaders
In this three-part blog series on leadership style, we investigate the differences between transformational and transactional leadership: two styles that are both integral to the success of any functional business. A transformational leader is someone who moves a group forward, bringing change and evolving the group to a mutual goal. In comparison, the transactional leader… Read more »
Do Leaders Have Special Traits?
Successful leaders have distinct traits that inspire their teams. They carry out their leadership roles with deep conviction and an acute awareness of the issues they and their team face on a daily basis. Above all, they exercise leadership as stewards, sharing authority with their teammates and affirming that leadership is primarily about guiding and modeling behavior… Read more »
6 Quick Tips to Improve Your Professional Presence
In today’s busy lifestyle, whether at the office, at your favorite social function, or even at the grocery store, it is very important for you to exude professional presence in public. A professional presence will help you to achieve many of your goals, e.g., getting that budget approved, being calm and poised during meetings, and… Read more »
The First Step to Exemplary Leadership: Challenging Neuroscience
The Problem with Neuroscience Our research suggests that neuroscience in business certainly adds a new viewpoint to the organizational content but cannot stand on its own. We have to conclude that neuro-scientific research takes away too much real-life organizational context in order for it to become a dominant tool for organizations. Ethical considerations (like viewing employees… Read more »
5 Practical Takeaways for an Effective Leadership Team
Do you have a cohesive leadership team? Even the phrase “leadership team” is overused today when we see little evidence of trust, collaboration or working toward a common goal. Taking the time to build a cohesive leadership team will not only separate you from the competition; it will make your organization nearly unstoppable. A cohesive… Read more »
Performance Improvement Friday: Keep them Engaged & Motivated
It’s Friday, and you’ve had a busy week. Here is a quick shot of business wisdom that you can think about over the weekend. You’ll come to work on Monday, ready to take action. What is the core of a peak performance? Dissipating any low self-esteem culture or rituals that have been fostered in your… Read more »
Create a Productive Learning Environment for Everyone
How do Millennials learn best? How abut Generation Xers? Our learning priorities and methods shift according to generation, but there are some essentials that will help everyone have a productive learning experience. Start with these tips to ensure that your programs are stimulating and help people draw connections in unique ways that aid in their… Read more »
The Top 6 Reasons Managers Fail to Plan
Some believe that planning is dead! They say that today’s environment changes too often and too quickly. Despite the disruptive and incessant pace of change, planning is still an important function in the workplace. A good plan provides a framework for organizing company resources and it provides direction for employees on how they can help the company… Read more »
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