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10 Things You Need To Work On To Be A Leader

10 Things You Need To Work On To Be A Leader

Leadership

A lot of people think they are natural leaders, when they probably aren’t. It’s not easy to take on a leadership position even if you’re thrown into one at work... read more

Building a Culture of Truth Telling for Better Employee Engagement

Building a Culture of Truth Telling for Better Employee Engagement

Leadership

In The Speed of Trust, Stephen M. R. Covey says that trust is the most powerful form of motivation and inspiration in organizations, and that it’s the ultimate source of... read more

3 Ways to Turn Star Performers Into Leaders

3 Ways to Turn Star Performers Into Leaders

Leadership

A shortage of leaders is costing businesses billions each year. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 10 percent of workers have the five traits (motivational, assertive, accountable, trustworthy and... read more

Why Employees Ignore Your Emails

Why Employees Ignore Your Emails

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Email is easy to create, and easily ignored.  While the most effective communication might be executives talking business with each employee directly, email is the most efficient, and perhaps only,... read more

4 Simple To-Do's For Running An Effective Project Meeting

4 Simple To-Do’s For Running An Effective Project Meeting

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Remember the times when you forgot what was decided in the last meeting? Do you get confused as to who is in charge of each task after a meeting? Had... read more


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How to Lead Effectively in an Unpredictable World

How to Lead Effectively in an Unpredictable World

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My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. General Montgomery When... read more

5 Factors That Make A Great Boss

5 Factors That Make A Great Boss

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The best bosses are the ones who can turn a good organization into a great company. They are the individuals who consistently push their employees to become better, more engaged... read more

An Admirable Leader’s Weekly Checklist

An Admirable Leader’s Weekly Checklist

Leadership

The most effective leaders are able to engage and inspire their team, focus their attention on the business priorities that make a difference, all while creating a climate of fun... read more

How to Help Managers Lead Change

How to Help Managers Lead Change

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We’re undergoing significant change and I can’t be everywhere. What can I do to help my managers lead change? Always Do This Make sure your managers always know what’s going... read more

3 Ways Leaders Can “Run Good Offense” (And Score More Points)

3 Ways Leaders Can “Run Good Offense” (And Score More Points)

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On Monday I played in our weekly pickup basketball game at a Park District gym near the United Center. The players are skilled and each is a few years younger... read more

Ambiverts:  Keys to Their Success and How to Test if You Are One

Ambiverts: Keys to Their Success and How to Test if You Are One

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Popularize by Carl Jung, the spectrum of extraversion-introversion is at the core of personality trait theories. When most of us think about personality traits, we ask the question “Are you... read more

Creating an Effective Behavior Change Plan—as a Leader

Creating an Effective Behavior Change Plan—as a Leader

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “leaders aren’t born, they’re made.” I certainly agree with that, and I’ve seen plenty of instances when people worked hard to become strong leaders, or... read more

Why Women are Better CEOs, Presidents, and Prime Ministers

Why Women are Better CEOs, Presidents, and Prime Ministers

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New research shows that women are far better at handling stress than men. I suppose that’s not a newsflash as most people already think that’s true, but consider the way... read more

Improving Employee Empowerment Begins with Measurement

Improving Employee Empowerment Begins with Measurement

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I read an article last week on employee empowerment by Annette Franz. She reflected on the merits of employee empowerment and also provided excellent examples of how employers can improve... read more

3 Management Lessons from HBO’s Silicon Valley

3 Management Lessons from HBO’s Silicon Valley

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HBO’s new TV series Silicon Valley has gotten favorable reviews even from the object of its humor: the SF Bay Area start-up ecosystem. The show is funny, almost satirical, and... read more