Leadership Development

Common, Critical Factor in Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Ranking Is Leadership

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February 6, 2018
Common, Critical Factor in Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Ranking Is Leadership

Every year, Fortune Magazine spends an inordinate amount of time rigorously evaluating companies by size (Fortune 500, Global 500), reputation (World’s Most Admired), growth (Fastest Growing), worker satisfaction (100 Best Companies to Work For), commitment to society (Change the World), commitment to the future (Future 50) and overall performance (Businessperson of the Year.) Fortune’s recently published 2017 Blue Ribbon list highlights 32...
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Four Reasons Leaders Should Invest Time Coaching Employees

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November 13, 2017
Four Reasons Leaders Should Invest Time Coaching Employees

When evaluating all of the characteristics of effective managers, there are two telling traits—personal character development and a commitment to developing employees.  While many leaders’ rise through the ranks is evidence of their acute personal and professional development, many lack the skills to effectively coach others.  In fact, when employees were surveyed about this topic, a whopping...
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Three Research-Based Reasons to Lead with Compassion

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October 4, 2017
Three Research-Based Reasons to Lead with Compassion

Compassion is something we rarely hear about in the workplace, however new research suggests that it directly impacts an organization’s bottom line.  Since having compassion helps leaders be successful, it also enables the employees they manage to become successful—which ultimately contributes to the company’s overall success.  Here are three researched-based reasons to lead with...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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May 25, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain from...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

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May 4, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you ask....
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The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

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April 26, 2017
The Three C’s of Leadership Success to Overcome Confirmation Bias

Stellar leaders easily compel team members to their way of thinking; align them towards organizational goals and inspire them to develop talents that they often never realize they have.  They are keen decision makers who trust their gut.  Sometimes, the same skills and intuition that led them to their leadership position can backfire on...
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Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

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April 22, 2017
Five Ways for Businesses to Take Action on Earth Day

Earth Day began in 1970 in order to raise public awareness about pollution and is observed worldwide today.  Perhaps you take actions daily to reduce your ecological footprint at home, however how about at work?  Many businesses have implemented eco-friendly initiatives.  In Texas, three companies once broke the world record for collecting and shredding 11,920 pounds...
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Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

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December 30, 2016
Four Formidable Things to Do during Your Downtime

Everyone knows it’s important to take time off from work, yet many people struggle to do so.  In fact, a Glassdoor survey revealed that the average American employee only takes half of their earned vacation or paid time off. Unplugging every so often is essential to attain a healthy work-life balance.  To help you...
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Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

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December 9, 2016
Three Ways Managers Can Maximize Employee Engagement during the Holidays

With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, many employees wonder if it really, ‘tis the season to be jolly.  While businesses are focused on fulfilling customers’ needs in an effort to grow their share of holiday consumer spending, many managers fall short on recognizing the employees who actually provide the...
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Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

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October 7, 2016
Forget IQ—Three ‘Q’s You Need to Succeed

Most people are familiar with ‘IQ,’ an indicator of logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence.  Albert Einstein’s IQ was estimated at 160 and John F. Kennedy’s was only 119.  Traditional hiring and promoting methods often required a high IQ for climbing to the top ranks of American businesses, however today many companies are turning...
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