Category Archives for "A Better Leader"

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

Leadership and Listening

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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How to Inspire Your Team To Improve Performance (and Why Rewards Don’t Work)

Rewarding Employees

For decades, external rewards of many types have been used to motivate employees to achieve goals, but today, a more efficient method of driving performance is becoming popular at companies of all sizes. The Foundation of Incentives You’re likely familiar with these popular methods of external motivation – bonuses, pay raises, and “employee of the […]

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The Difference Between Compliance and Commitment and How to Create Committed Teams

Leadership Employee Commitment

All employers should ask: Do I have a compliant or committed workforce? After a number of major ethical and criminal scandals in the corporate world, business leaders realized that employees complying with laws and corporate policies aren’t the same as employees committed to corporate values and goals. The eye-opening scandals became a leadership call-to-action to […]

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5 Problematic Employees and How to Handle Them

Managing employees is a difficult task especially if there’s no continuing growth plan in place. There are endless personality types in any given work environment and each of them will require a different approach and training. While some employees rarely need special attention, others will require a great deal. Consider five of the most common […]

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