LEADERSHIP RESOURCES BLOG

Guidance on leadership development & strategic planning.

Preparing the Next Leadership Team for Succession

By Leadership Resources April 13, 2019
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In the business world, you’ll find many passionate leaders who seem unlikely to ever leave the company. But our time here is limited, and life has a way of throwing curveballs at us whether we like them or not. It’s simply a fact that if you own a business, one...

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Having Tough Conversations with Dignity

By Leadership Resources April 11, 2019
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Your people are your greatest assets, but they’re also human beings with various ambitions, views, and flaws. If you’re in charge of a team, you have to focus much of your energy on communication and performance management. Proper communication with each individual and the team as a whole will help...

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Criticizing Your Team Without Demeaning Them

By Leadership Resources April 9, 2019
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Most of us don’t like receiving criticism. But when we look back on our lives, we often find that our most significant moments of growth were driven by feedback and advice from others. We’ve already discussed the problems with being your own coach. Indeed, sometimes we need an external push...

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Is Your Team Unclear on Your Message? Know the Signs of Disconnect

By angela March 13, 2019
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Communication is one of the most powerful aspects of an organization. Strong communication keeps staff members accountable and helps maintain clarity. Poor communication can muddy the waters on every level. Without good leadership communication skills, your team might not know what to do next, or why they should do it....

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3 Innovative Ways Your Team Can Test a New Product Idea

By angela March 11, 2019
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If you’re in the business of developing new products, it’s not always easy to know if an idea will be a winner. In fact, you can’t really know if a new product will sell until it’s out in the market and the numbers start rolling in. This is why it’s...

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How to Achieve Success: The Success Chain

By angela February 25, 2019
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In this informative video, Jessica Langenberg, Director of Leadership Development at Leadership Resources, talks about how to achieve greater success using the Success Chain. What is Success? Langenberg defines success as the feeling of accomplishment one gets after achieving a positive outcome or result. This means that success can look...

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"I'm My Own Worst Enemy" and Other Pitfalls of Being Your Own Coach

By angela February 21, 2019
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Most of us have heard the phrase, “I’m my own worst enemy.” Indeed, many of us can probably relate to this idea. To be one’s own worst enemy is a common human pitfall because we are ultimately the one in control of our actions. Some of the decisions we make...

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Return on Investment: Why Your Employees' Professional Development is Far From a Waste of Time

By angela February 11, 2019
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A common stereotype of corporate culture from years gone by is that of an unhealthy hierarchy where employees do the most work for the least pay and upper management sits in their corner office, with their feet up, drinking Scotch. While this is uncommon, examples of this structure can certainly...

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Is Your Goal-Setting Strategy Setting You Up for Failure?

By angela January 25, 2019
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Individuals and businesses should always strive to improve, learn, and grow. This process often occurs naturally as we gain experience and deal with adversity. However, progress can become stunted if we don’t know where we’re headed, or why. By setting goals for ourselves and our business, we can dot a...

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We're All in This Together: Creating Buy-In at Every Level

By angela January 10, 2019
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A successful organization constantly rides the line between change and stasis. Growth cannot occur without new ideas, but radical shifts also threaten to collapse the entire structure, especially if there’s tension among team members. When a new policy is proposed or restructuring is in order, it’s imperative that leaders and...

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