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How The Power of Habit Creates Better Leaders

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The Projections team reads a new book together each year, and our 2019 book was Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit.” In his book, “The Power of Habit,” author Charles Duhigg breaks down the science behind our mind’s ability to simplify and automate recurring tasks throughout our day – and throughout our lives. Duhigg reveals […]

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Why Your Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

For years emotional intelligence has been a desirable trait for leaders, but one that has primarily been focused on only during the hiring process, if at all. By leaders either not being aware of the importance of emotional intelligence within an organization, or not being equipped to train and coach team members in this important […]

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Dealing with Difficult Employees

Dealing with Difficult Employees

Becoming a boss may be the dream of many young adults but leading a team isn’t always peaches and cream (or, in the case of millennials, a double shot of espresso and almond milk). No matter where you work or how nice you may be, you’re bound to end up dealing with difficult employees. In […]

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Scientific Proof That Happiness Creates Leadership Success (Not the other way around!)

Happy Employee

“The Happiness Advantage,”written for leaders by best-selling author Shawn Achor, shares seven researched and tested methods of becoming happier, achieving higher levels of leadership success, and having a more positive impact upon your relationship circles and community. In the book, Achor describes the time spent in his early life chasing success and expecting to find […]

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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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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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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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