LEADERSHIP RESOURCES BLOG

Guidance on leadership development & strategic planning.

Why Our Job Requirements Include Our Values – Hiring and Culture Start with Core Motivations

By angela December 10, 2018
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An organization is only as good as its people. So, when a business hires new people, it must look for specific things that will enhance the business as a whole. Of course, new recruits must have relevant experience and knowledge. But perhaps even more important than that is what makes...

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Sustainable Office Productivity: How to Get the Most out of Your Employees Without Creating Burnout

By angela December 3, 2018
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When it comes to maximizing office productivity, leaders are faced with several challenges. On the one hand, you want to get the most out of your employees. On the other hand, you don’t want to push your team past the threshold of exhaustion. Burnout is a real problem in today’s...

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Leadership Explored: What "Healthy" Really Means in a Successful Company (Part 3 of 3)

By angela November 26, 2018
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Parts one and two of this series covered what vision and traction mean in terms of leadership and business success. The best leaders work toward keeping their team focused and on track, heading toward a shared vision. Of course, doing so can be hard work for everyone. Even if the...

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Leadership Explored: What Traction Really Means in a Successful Company (Part 2 of 3)

By angela November 19, 2018
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In the previous part of this series, we examined what Vision means for a successful business. To summarize, Vision refers to the short- or long-term aspirations of an individual or company that are most easily achieved when made transparent and shared among team members, often via a Vision statement. Having...

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Leadership Explored: What Vision Really Means in a Successful Company (Part 1 of 3)

By angela November 12, 2018
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Conversations about leadership often circle back to certain buzzwords such as “Vision,” “Traction®,” and “Healthy.” But just because these words have become cliched doesn’t mean they lack value. In this three-part series, we’re going to explore each of these phrases related to leadership and pick apart what they really mean...

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What Employees Want in a Leader: Exploring the Most In-Demand Leadership Skills

By angela November 7, 2018

By now, most of us are familiar with the bad leader trope. Shows and movies like The Office and Horrible Bosses parody the worst possible qualities a boss could have, some of which may ring true to life. These so-called leaders lack empathy, fail at communicating, speak rashly, micromanage, and...

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Culture Is Not a Buzzword – Creating a Shared System of Values to Make Your Team Work Together Intuitively and with Precision

By angela October 19, 2018

The word “culture” has been used so frequently and in so many contexts it can be difficult to define. In the broader sense, culture refers to a collective set of values and/or achievements expressed in a particular group of people. Different cultures exist among ethnic and religious groups, throughout separate...

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Beyond the "$#it" Sandwich: How to Plan for Effective Course Corrections with Feedback to Leaders

By angela October 19, 2018

No one enjoys giving or receiving negative feedback. Those on the receiving end might feel small and incompetent, while those dishing it out might feel they’re being too harsh … or not harsh enough. No matter what, both parties feel uncomfortable. However, giving feedback is a crucial part of employee...

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Increase Office Productivity: The Best Practices for Motivating Employees

By angela October 5, 2018

Employees are motivated to work for various reasons. For some, making money to support themselves or their family is enough. Others find meaning in the work itself and wish to advance their careers in order to accomplish even more. Of course, not every employee will feel motivated all the time....

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5 Tips for Planning Sustainable and Lasting Growth for Your Business

By angela October 4, 2018

For a business to thrive in today’s market, it must follow a sustainable business growth strategy. Developing such a strategy presents a challenge for all business leaders, but while all businesses differ in some ways, a good business growth strategy features characteristics that apply to any business. Let’s examine five...

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