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“Shhh… Are Your Leaders Really Listening to Employees?”

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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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 Incredibly Practical Ways To Measure The Effectiveness of Your Leadership Training

Effective Leadership Training

With his “Cost of Doing Nothing” calculator, author and leadership expert Ken Blanchard conducted extensive research, including analysis of hundreds of companies. His findings revealed that each year a company fails to incorporate true leadership development, the greater the negative financial impact. In fact, he determined that ignoring leadership development leads to an average loss […]

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Leadership Succession Planning: 5 Great Tips!

Leadership Succession Planning

There is a widely held belief that businesses benefit from a combination of internal promotions and outside recruitment. While securing managerial talent from competitors is usually straightforward, developing people from within an organization to rise through the ranks can be a little tricky. Unfortunately, developing individuals within a team and building on their managerial potential […]

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