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The Leadership Mindset of Continuous Improvement

continuous improvement leaders

(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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Maintaining Employee Engagement

maintaining employee engagement

We’ve all experienced the results of positive employee engagement at one time or another. Even if you’ve never been part of a highly engaged team, then you’ve no doubt experienced it when doing business with other companies. And that’s precisely why maintaining employee engagement is so meaningful: ultimately, it creates positive customer experiences and repeat […]

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“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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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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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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Assumed Leadership: Why Better Leaders Don’t Seek Permission!

Assumed Leaders Are Better Leders

Finding and developing the leadership talent required to navigate an increasingly complex and demanding business environment never seems to get any easier. Despite that, there’s no doubt that many great and gifted candidates exist out there; and one of the saddest tragedies of all is to fail to recognize this talent, especially when it’s hiding […]

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Is a “Trained” Leader a Better Leader?

Leadership Training vs. Coaching

Alternatives to Traditional Leader Training The only way to create a winner is to train one, right? That’s not necessarily true. The most successful athletes and the most successful business executives absolutely need targeted training to reach the pinnacle of their respective successes. What’s the caveat? Effective teaching should be fluid, thoughtful and dynamic. An […]

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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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