Posts Tagged ‘ Leadership ’

Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

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June 5, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series — #3 Impacts on Leadership

Today’s business leaders concur that soft skills are critical to fostering employee retention and creating a meaningful workplace culture, according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Unlike hard skills which are gained through education, certification, on-the-job training, etc., soft skills are interpersonal such as communication skills, adaptability and the ability to manage...
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Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

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April 9, 2018
Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

Multiple studies have shown that employees are more likely to jump ship when they lack a strong, positive relationship with their managers. Here are four common ways leaders often fail which can cause employees to jump ship. Micromanaging employees. Employees are initially hired based on their work experience and skills, yet many managers micromanage their...
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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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Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

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November 8, 2017
Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

Believe it or not, employee distrust is pervasive as only half of employees believe their employer is open and upfront with them according to an American Psychological Association survey. Managers account for up to 70% of variance in employee engagement which is defined as the level at which employees are emotionally invested in, and focused on, creating value for...
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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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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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Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

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September 16, 2016
Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

Break these four bad habits to pump up your productivity.  Waking up without a morning routine.  Rushing through the morning can have negative consequences on your sense of emotional well-being and overall productivity.  Without a morning routine, it’s easy to skip important activities such as meditating, working out, and worse yet—skipping breakfast.  Starting your...
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Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

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September 16, 2016
Boost Your Productivity by Breaking These Four Bad Habits

Break these four bad habits to pump up your productivity.  Waking up without a morning routine.  Rushing through the morning can have negative consequences on your sense of emotional well-being and overall productivity.  Without a morning routine, it’s easy to skip important activities such as meditating, working out, and worse yet—skipping breakfast.  Starting your...
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Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

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September 1, 2016
Labor Day Lessons—The Residual Impacts of Employee Recognition

As leaders and organizations seek strategies to attract and retain top talent, many overlook one of the most basic and easily executed strategies—employee recognition.  Shockingly, only one in three workers in the U.S. strongly agree that they received recognition or praise for doing good work in the past seven days according to a recentGallup...
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