Category: Leadership

For the HR executive.

What Are Virtual Leadership Skills?

Do you employ virtual teams? What actions has the organization taken to ensure that the leaders of these teams have the skills and tools they need to be effective?

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teambuilding

Igniting Your Team to New Levels of Performance

Almost every leader I have interviewed and or worked with, tells me they want a high-performance team. In fact, the number of teambuilding training sessions, workshops, books, and ropes courses equate to more than 10,000. Clearly, when it comes to constructing a team of people who work well together to create winning outcomes, knowing how […]

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mind-set

Manager’s Guide: Coach Your Team with a Growth Mind-Set

We all know about the benefits of continuous feedback in creating high performing learning organizations. But do you feel you’ve started encouraging managers, employees, and teams to start sharing feedback but aren’t seeing the benefits?

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5 Leadership Lessons for the C-Suite from Combat and the Classroom

In a world of exponentially increasing business tempo for C-Suite executives to adapt, innovate,  improve their products, services, profitability, and standing against the competition, where should they turn for insights and direction?  C-Suite leaders need clear, simple, and workable concepts that they can use immediately.  The perspectives that the C-Suite needs come not from consultants, […]

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Corporate

The Route to the Top of the Corporate Ladder Is Not Always Vertical

When employees are happy in the workplace, they almost always want to climb the ladder to positions of greater responsibility. While this hasn’t changed, workers are no longer thinking in terms of making a linear ascent to the top of a hierarchical organization.

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transparency

What HR Can Learn from Stakeholder-Centered Coaching

Executive coaching is an established tool in the HR box. It helps executives become better leaders and managers.  In the process, it can improve the performance of teams and entire organizations.

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The Autocratic Advantage: 5 Best Practices for Top-Down Leadership

Randomly pick any book on business leadership styles at a bookstore, and chances are it will sing praises of the democratic, all-inclusive leadership style.  Coercion, dictatorship, and autocracy are bad, it will claim.  Now think about some business leaders that have had the maximum impact on the world in recent years.  Do Steve Jobs, Elon […]

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Military Leadership Skills Create Great Employee Engagement, Business Results

One of the most underappreciated and undervalued skill sets that veterans possess for civilian employers is the ability to combine a command and control culture with the room and understanding for individual initiative.  The combination of an adherence to process while exercising individual thought and initiative to adapt and adjust as business conditions change is […]

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coaching

What Do Millennial Leaders and First-time Managers Need to Succeed?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) and Human Capital Institute (HCI) have released findings from their latest research collaboration, Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders. The study explores how first-time people managers and emerging leaders—many of whom are Millennials—can benefit from partnering with a coach and receiving training on how to use coaching skills with […]

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