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Three Things You Can Do To Motivate Employees

To engage employees tap into the three M’s. Leaders at all levels can rethink how they define their strategy, jobs, and culture. Please share.  They can: Mastery: Help people develop deep skills. Stretch goals show faith that people can shape

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Management by Imagination In The Age of Speed

During a recent meeting we observed a manager lauding their “time tested tried and true” methodology. I asked the president “Why in a world moving at the speed of thought?” He replied, “What worked then works now.” I spouted several

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What Happens When Your Employees Don’t Trust Your “Trust?”

If you say you value people and you don’t demonstrate this beyond “giving them a job and they should be glad,” then you as a person and an organization have created a maladaptive culture that will invariably lead to protective

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Daniel Goleman: 14 Traits That Make Some People More Successful Than others

The rules for work are changing. We’re being judged by a new yardstick: not just by how smart we are, but by how we handle ourselves and each other. Plato said that all learning has some emotional basis, and he

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The Six Steps For Nurturing Innovative Leaders

Successful companies with their own innovation engines understand how to find, develop, and retain personnel with entrepreneurial zeal for innovation. They promote and nurture a small start‐up environment within a large organizational structure that embraces continuous experimentation to find the

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You Know Who You Are: Why Are There So Many Bad Leaders?

Lousy Leader Syndrome (LLS) Prairie dog above your cubicle or poke your head outside your office. See any leaders who might have LLS? Take a look in the mirror because you may also already have a full-blown case or are

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Good Leaders Get Emotional – Doug Sundheim

Much of what comes out of people’s mouths in business these days is sugar-coated, couched, and polished. The messages are manufactured, trying to strike just the right tone. Genuine emotion stands in stark contrast. It’s a real person sharing a

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Why Innovators Love Constraints – Whitney Johnson

While dreaming and disrupting has unfettered me in many ways, it has shackled me in others. One of the most unexpected was losing a part of my identity. Once the rush of leaving a name-brand corporation wore off, it began

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To Lead, Create a Shared Vision – Kouzes and Posner

Being forward-looking—envisioning exciting possibilities and enlisting others in a shared view of the future—is the attribute that most distinguishes leaders from nonleaders. We know this because we asked followers. In an ongoing project surveying tens of thousands of working people

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The Fatal Flaw with 360 Surveys – Marcus Buckingham #HR #authenticleadership

I should love 360 degree surveys. I really should. After all, my research, and that of many others, reveals that the best managers and leaders are aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and have taken steps to capitalize on the

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