Category Archives for "A Better Leader"

[Book Review] What’s Gone Wrong With Developing Leaders

developing leaders

Why Traditional Leadership Training Misses the Mark There is so much written today on the reasons for lack of employee engagement in the corporate workplace, despite millions spent on leadership training. Author and speaker Mary Hladio decided to tackle the issue in her management book, “Developing Leaders – Why Traditional Leadership Training Misses the Mark.” […]

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Leaders: Here Are Three Simple Questions To Inspire Explosive Growth

Innovation and business success seem to go hand in hand. While it may still be possible to run a market report, find an unsatisfied niche within an established industry and fill a void to turn a profit these days, explosive growth is only possible with innovation. Innovation can quickly become (or already seem to be) […]

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Maintaining Employee Engagement

We’ve all experienced the results of positive employee engagement at one time or another. Even if you’ve never been part of a highly engaged team, then you’ve no doubt experienced it when doing business with other companies. And that’s precisely why maintaining employee engagement is so meaningful: ultimately, it creates positive customer experiences and repeat […]

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Leadership, Stress, and the Mental Health of Your Workforce

When we talk about the mental health of your workforce, we have to include stress and the quality of leadership as factors in employee well-being. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that the main causes of stress at work are are work-life balance issues (20 percent), job insecurity (6 percent), people issues (28 […]

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“Shhh… Are Your Leaders Really Listening to Employees?”

Internal discussions about employee communication often focus on the words to use. Companies often tell leaders and managers what to say, and the right responses to give to particular questions. You may tell your leaders what needs to be communicated, and even when to say it – but the directive to listen to team members […]

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Extroversion Diversity: How To Engage With Team Members on a Personal Level

Extroversion Diversity

If you’re a manager or supervisor who is determined to get the very best out of your employees, you’ll probably need to find out what makes them tick. It’s not enough to just know each person’s work-related capabilities; you need to know a little about their character, their motivations and their unique personality traits. This […]

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Developing a Coaching Culture Through Leadership

Leadership Coaching

Your organization’s leaders might feel frustrated at this point. They know employee engagement is important and believe they’re doing everything right, yet multiple surveys indicate the engagement needle is stuck on “low.” Therein lies the rub, to paraphrase Shakespeare’s tragic Hamlet. Focusing on engagement numbers, rather than identifying the unique strategies and effective communication processes […]

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Developing “Purpose Driven” Leaders

Developing Purpose-Driven Leaders

Ask any manager their purpose in the organization, and a common answer is, “Engage and empower my employees.” Ask the same person, “How?” and it becomes abundantly clear there’s no plan for converting a lofty goal into a well-defined action plan. The issue, says Kevin Cashman — Senior Client Partner, CEO & Executive Development, Korn Ferry — […]

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How Making a Mistake Made Me a Better Leader

A Better Leader

Making a leadership mistake never feels valuable in the moment. I can think back over years of leading people and relive many memories of taking responsibility for failures and oversights. Each of these memories is attached to a feeling of remorse, but those mistakes were sources of significant growth within me. Every instructional error taught […]

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