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

By Leadership Resources 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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Foote Joins the Leadership Resources Team

By Leadership Resources November 14, 2018
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Leadership Resources is pleased to announce Kari Foote has joined their team as a Leadership Development Specialist. Working directly with clients, Foote will develop high-performing leaders and create a culture of accountability. Through individualized coaching, facilitation of development processes, goal setting, and accountability, Foote will create customized development plans that...

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

By Leadership Resources 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 Leadership Resources November 7, 2018
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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 Leadership Resources October 19, 2018
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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 Leadership Resources October 19, 2018
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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 Leadership Resources 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 Leadership Resources October 4, 2018
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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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How Self Care Can Improve Your Performance as a Leader

By Leadership Resources October 3, 2018
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Some modern media have portrayed the hardworking leader as a sleep-deprived, stubborn, borderline manic individual obsessed with the bottom line and neglectful of self care. While some people do fit this category, most do not. This stereotype can be harmful even if it’s meant to lampoon and discourage this behavior....

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Hard Conversations: How Personal Accountability Has Suffered in the Age of "Everyone Gets a Trophy"

By Leadership Resources October 2, 2018
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The key to personal growth is honest, constructive evaluation. The past few decades have seen the rise of a mindset that casts every individual as equals, not just in opportunity, but in outcome. While few deny that people should be treated fairly, we’re starting to see the negative consequences of...

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