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[Book Review] What’s Gone Wrong With Developing Leaders

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Why Traditional Leadership Training Misses the Mark There is so much written today on the reasons for lack of employee engagement in the corporate workplace, despite millions spent on leadership training. Author and speaker Mary Hladio decided to tackle the issue in her management book, “Developing Leaders – Why Traditional Leadership Training Misses the Mark.” […]

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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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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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What Kind of Decision-Maker Are You?

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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?

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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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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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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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7 Unique Ways To Become A Better Leader

Becoming a better leader today requires training coupled with a new perspective as to how the modern leader should behave. Successful leaders, from senior executives to front-line supervisors, need to be good communicators and actively demonstrate they care about the welfare of employees. They also develop unique leadership behaviors like the following: 1. Volunteer in […]

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How to Become a Better Leader: 8 Steps You Can Take Right Now

A leader is not made by a title, nor is one defined by birth. Leadership is a habit, and you can build a better leader by taking a series of actionable steps every day. To effectively lead employees, you need to communicate with your employees, motivate them, support them and improve their performance. Below is […]

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