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Is Stress Killing Your Productivity? The Counter-Intuitive Reality of Taking Time to Self-Manage and Pursue True Longevity

By Leadership Resources December 24, 2018
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In the workplace, it often seems like nothing matters more than productivity. In theory, when workers are more productive, the business thrives, profits increase, and everyone is happy. But productivity can come at a cost. The truth is, people only have so much mental and physical energy in a given...

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Who is Your Obi-Wan? Do You Have a Guide Who Can Help You on Your Journey?

By Leadership Resources December 17, 2018
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Anyone familiar with the Star Wars franchise knows that Obi-Wan plays the mentor role to both Luke and Anakin Skywalker. This archetypal figure became the symbol of wisdom and guidance for millions around the world. Today, most people know what’s meant if asked, “Who is your Obi-Wan,” or, “Do you...

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

By Leadership Resources 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 Leadership Resources 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 Leadership Resources 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 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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