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Who Makes Better Leaders: Introverts or Extroverts?

With a full 40 percent of executives considering themselves introverts, there’s plenty of evidence that suggests both personality types can be excellent leaders. Extroverts may excel at motivating certain types of employees, but introverts often have superior planning skills. If … Continue reading

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How Using Social Media Makes You A Better Leader

Engaging Employees With the Power of Social Media Imagine sending a tweet to employees with this question: What one thing could we do to improve employee engagement? It’s a question traditional leaders aren’t likely to ask because they rely on … Continue reading

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Leadership Succession Planning: 5 Great Tips!

There is a widely held belief that businesses benefit from a combination of internal promotions and outside recruitment. While securing managerial talent from competitors is usually straightforward, developing people from within an organization to rise through the ranks can be … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Motivate Your Managers

Your managers are responsible for keeping employees productive, for building team morale and even goal-setting. Yet, we often neglect that the fact that managers themselves can reach a place of disengagement. Wondering how to motivate your motivators? Here are seven … Continue reading

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How to Grow New Leaders in your Organization

One of the most important aspects of organizational development is succession planning and, in particular, growing new leaders. There are lots of ways to develop a positive culture in your place of work that will nurture and grow the leaders … Continue reading

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How To Mentor Better Leaders – The Right Way

Mentoring is not a modern construct. If you can recall your high school Greek mythology, the goddess Athena disguised herself as Mentor, the original “wise and trusted counselor,” to become the teacher of Telemachus, Odysseus’ son. In today’s world, we … Continue reading

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From Fox to Hedgehog: Training Managers to be Better Leaders

  The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. — Archilochus, 700 BC In the global economy of today, competition can be tough. The success of a company is often rooted in how effectively department heads … Continue reading

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Assumed Leadership: Why Better Leaders Don’t Seek Permission!

Finding and developing the leadership talent required to navigate an increasingly complex and demanding business environment never seems to get any easier. Despite that, there’s no doubt that many great and gifted candidates exist out there; and one of the … Continue reading

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Is a “Trained” Leader a Better Leader?

Alternatives to Traditional Leader Training The only way to create a winner is to train one, right? That’s not necessarily true. The most successful athletes and the most successful business executives absolutely need targeted training to reach the pinnacle of … Continue reading

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Transformational Leadership Keeps Businesses Union Free

In the business world, a transformation is the process of inducing profound change, taking the organization in a new direction to achieve a higher level of effectiveness. That sounds ideal for operating in today’s marketplace where change is a constant, … Continue reading

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