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The Leadership Mindset of Continuous Improvement

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(Part Two in a Four-part Series. Read Part One Here.) One of my favorite phrases is, “leadership is influence.” While I don’t believe anyone sentence can fully summarize leadership and its many different methods and applications, the simplicity of influence encapsulates it quite well. It also helps me paint a clear picture between the terms […]

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Leaders: Support Your People

Leadership Support

(Part One in a Four-Part Series) Leadership in today’s workplace looks very different when compared to the direction in previous generations. Current leadership thinking trends towards wide and low organizational charts that push power down to those employees who are closer to the problems and the customers experiencing them. This trend is becoming more popular […]

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Leading with Compassion vs. Leading for Compliance

Leading a workforce is more challenging than ever before because it’s multigenerational, multicultural, and at many companies, globalized. New workforce demographics require a new leadership style. Historically, managers have led for compliance vs leading with compassion, assuming a focus on setting rules and issuing orders meant to ensure operational requirements are met. In this scenario, […]

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Motivate Your Team by Leading With Empathy

Leadership Empathy

Many organizations are now looking beyond traditional strategies to manage their employees and are now leading with empathy. One of the skills in great demand is empathy–the ability to understand another person’s condition, thoughts and feelings from their viewpoint, rather than your own. Although empathy is now considered an essential skill for authentic, transformational, effective […]

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Signs You Need More Diversity In Your Network

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If you lead a business or even a team, there are signs when you need a more diverse leadership network. Your network includes those who surround you every day: your colleagues, employees, associates, partners, and mentors. Anyone who bounces around concepts with you and keeps you informed about the state of your industry is a […]

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Leaders: Where Are You Looking to Anticipate Change?

For dynamic companies, change is ever in the air. New markets, new customer expectations and new technologies can arise at any time. As a corporate leader, you might be constantly studying industry trends and competitors’ moves to figure out which changes could positively impact your organization. However, there’s a powerful tool for preparing for the […]

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