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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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Leading Gig Workers

Leading Gig Workers

In this gig economy, people work at many side jobs, short-term contracts and freelance jobs. The 2017 Intuit study on the on-demand economy predicts that 9.2 million Americans will choose on-demand jobs by 2021. Many successful, innovative businesses already employ remote workers and have managers leading gig workers; many more are slowly opting for them. […]

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Diversity and Inclusion: The Millennial Perspective

Diversity and Inclusion Young Workers

Up to this point, U.S. businesses and the government have defined diversity by factors like age, gender, race and disability. Millennials have an entirely different perspective on Diversity and Inclusion and for a good reason. Millennials are one of the most diverse populations the U.S. has experienced to date, so they aren’t impressed with diversity […]

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The Enneagram: Guided Leadership

Enneagram Guided Leadership

In part 1 of this series, we gave an overview of the Enneagram and the value it has for raising your self-awareness.  In their “Innovative Leadership Fieldbook,” Metcalf and Palmer suggest that “by enhancing self-awareness you can exercise more choice about your actions rather than engaging in patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior in an automatic, […]

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Motivate Your Team by Leading With Empathy

Leadership Empathy

Many organizations are now looking beyond traditional strategies to manage their employees and are now leading with empathy. One of the skills in great demand is empathy–the ability to understand another person’s condition, thoughts and feelings from their viewpoint, rather than your own. Although empathy is now considered an essential skill for authentic, transformational, effective […]

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Signs You Need More Diversity In Your Network

leadership network

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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Are Your Millennials Ready To Be Business Leaders?

Plenty has been written about leading millennials, but now they’re in their 30s and assuming leadership positions. Older generations (Gen X & older) still think of millennials as the new kids on the block, but the reality is some of these “kids” are already managers and will play a major role in shaping the future […]

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