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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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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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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

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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