Category Archives for "Connect"

Three Things Managers Do That Push Good Talent Away

Managers Push Talent

Fifty percent of employees quit their job because of management — rather than job responsibilities or pay. Supervisors sometimes don’t realize the ways that they push people away instead of motivate them to succeed. Here are three things your leaders can do to help your company hold on to its best talent. Avoid Micromanaging Poor […]

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5 Ways to Prep Your Team for Leadership

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Every leader wants self-motivated employees who can think and act for themselves. Once you reach a point where every employee is engaged and doing an excellent job staying motivated, it’s a good idea to start looking for new leaders among those employees. Here are five ways to instill leadership skills into your team members that will serve […]

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Who Makes Better Leaders: Introverts or Extroverts?

better leaders: introverts 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 you want to become a leader, you’ll need both skills, plus other traits that may […]

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How Using Social Media Makes You A Better Leader

Social Media for Leaders

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 antiquated employee communication systems. This involves tiers of managers submitting information via emails and formal […]

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Transformational Leadership Keeps Businesses Union Free

Transformational Leadership

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, meaning your business needs flexible and adaptable leaders. Transformational leaders are better leaders who know […]

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Can you be TOO Authentic?

“Be authentic, be authentic!” Employees don’t often trust those in leadership positions, and the answer to that lack of trust is often instructing leaders to “be more authentic!”  Employees wish for a better leader — a leader who is self-aware, compassionate, transparent, consistent and works towards the greater good. In short, they want an authentic […]

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How to Become a Better Leader: 8 Steps You Can Take Right Now

A leader is not made by a title, nor is one defined by birth. Leadership is a habit, and you can build a better leader by taking a series of actionable steps every day. To effectively lead employees, you need to communicate with your employees, motivate them, support them and improve their performance. Below is […]

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How Your Leaders Can Build Employee Trust In Your Company

Many leaders spend unlimited resources building a level of trust with customers or clients… but fail to take the  time to develop that same connection with their own team. But failing to connect with employees is a crucial mistake – one that can mean the difference between the company’s success and failure. A breakdown in […]

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Why Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence

Though technical competence can take you to greater heights professionally, emotional intelligence combined with technical expertise is what you need to become a well-liked and respected leader. This article identifies the competencies that fall under emotional intelligence and explains why you must cultivate these capabilities. Empathy A successful leader is empathetic and in tune with […]

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