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5 Ways to Prep Your Team for Leadership

grow new leaders

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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What Kind of Decision-Maker Are You?

decision making for leaders

Your decision-making process and leadership style can make a direct impact on employee job satisfaction and overall happiness. While it’s important to lead your group and make decisions in a way that works for you personally, you’ll also want employees to avoid unnecessary union organizing as a reaction to job dissatisfaction. With that in mind, […]

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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 to Grow New Leaders in your Organization

How to grow new leaders

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 of the future. Here’s how to turn your workplace into an organization that grows the […]

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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 find mentoring in almost all forums where learning takes place – some of it excellent, […]

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Are Your Employees Keeping You From Hiring the Best New Talent?

Engagement and Recruiting

Arguably, your employees are your business’s most valuable assets. When your employees feel valued and like they’re an integral part of a dynamic team, they’re likely to wow your customers by going above and beyond. As a business owner, you need and want to recruit the very best talent to support your customers, and that […]

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Feedback Reboot: Turbo-Charge Your Performance Reviews

Using Strategic Measurement to Understand Performance Condensing twelve months of employee contributions into one comprehensive annual performance evaluation can be challenging. To make things more difficult, managers run the risk of damaging engagement levels if annual reviews are perceived as “unfair”. Your team counts on you to see a full, robust picture of their performance, […]

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Don’t Fake It: Here’s How To Be Genuine About Praise and Constructive Feedback

As a team leader, you use a certain leadership style. You may even adapt your style to better mesh with certain individuals and circumstances. No doubt you know that praise and constructive feedback are two effective means of improving team performance. In fact, these two elements alone can make the difference between exceptional team performance […]

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