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Leadership Caffeine—What to Do When You Grow Fatigued

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 16, 2015

Why then is it so damned exhausting to serve as a leader? And better yet, how does someone entering the power dive of leadership fatigue find a way to pull out and continue serving enthusiastically in pursuit of the noble? Link to article

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6 CORE SKILLS OF A LEADER WHO DEVELOPS TALENT

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 12, 2015

Leaders face turbulent situations, diverse personalities, and multiple opportunities all while developing talent. Link to article

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16 WAYS TO BE THE LEADER OF CHOICE

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 11, 2015

Know and maximize the value you bring others. Would you choose to follow you? Why would anyone follow you? Link to article

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11 Communication Skills of Effective Project Leaders

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 11, 2015

There are project managers and then there are highly effective project leaders. Here are 11 traits that the great ones share. Link to article

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Building Trust—A Leadership Behavior or Process?

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 06, 2015

Do you believe that actions taken by the CEO and senior leadership will be reflected in the attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of those they lead? If so, it is worth considering the words of Warren Bennis in his book, On Becoming a Leader: “It is the ability to inspire trust, not personal charisma that enables leaders to recruit others to their cause. Link to article

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Is Your Leadership Style Right for the Digital Age?

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 07, 2015

Employees want more ownership rather than to follow instruction; customers want to participate in the marketing and development process; and leaders are finding that open and agile organizations are able to maneuver more effectively than organizations where “all insight and direction comes from the top. In short, the autocratic Commander, whether brilliant or misguided, just won’t cut it anymore.” Link to article

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The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

admin   •   Leadership   •   February 01, 2015

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward more horizontal organizational charts, most people still assume the latter is best. Link to article

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This Essential Leadership Trait Can Push Employees to Do Their Best

admin   •   Leadership   •   February 01, 2015

Some of the characteristics of great leaders are easy to identify, and most emerging leaders are aware of them enough to actively work toward them — traits such as respect and authority. But there’s one particular characteristic that commonly gets overlooked, and it’s critically important if you want to build trust and camaraderie within your team: transparency. Link to article

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8 Leadership Lessons from Marathon Runners

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 01, 2015

An entrepreneur, in many ways, is like a marathon runner. By choosing entrepreneurship, you have opted for a different life. You know you have a long distance to run, but it is important that you realise it is not speed but stamina and endurance that will carry you through. The most important fact to remember is you are in this alone. It is your own race. Link to article

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5 Reasons Leaders Have Trouble Trusting Their Instincts

admin   •   Blog, carousel-post, Leadership   •   February 01, 2015

The NFL’s latest controversy, involving the New England Patriots and being called “Deflategate” by the media, has become much more than a debate around who knew what about the deflated footballs, when it happened and how should the Patriot’s ownership, management, coaches and players best handle the crisis at hand. Deflategate is another example of how leaders attempt to go about making the best decisions for the betterment of their team, their organization and depending on what their instincts tell them they should do based on past experiences and outcomes in similar situations. Link to article

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