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Common Behaviors That Derail Leadership

There is truth in the saying leaders aren’t born, they’re made. They are cultivated over years of training, experience, and habit. Unfortunately, that cultivation can be from both good and bad ends of the leadership spectrum, which can create negative leadership traits. According to a study by DDI, 57% of employees quit their job solely […]

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Colin Powell on Leadership

On Oct. 18, 2021, the world lost one of the most influential individuals over the past 50 years. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was instrumental in setting the standard for modern foreign affairs and diplomatic service. As the U.S. National Security Advisor under President Ronald Regan, he rose to the rank of Chairman of […]

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Embracing Recognition and Thankfulness in the Workplace

Great leaders know the positive effects of employee recognition. Showing appreciation and thankfulness in the workforce helps promote healthy relationships, productivity, motivation, retention, and even overall employee morale. However, recognition can sometimes be an oversight that may be causing underlying issues. (more…)

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Goal Setting

This is part 10 of a 12-part series. Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership […]

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10 Leadership Lessons from Football Greats

For many, the fall is synonymous with football. Tailgating with friends and family. Arguing who the best players are. Finding camaraderie in cheering for your favorite teams. (more…)

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The Results Are In: Two-Thirds Say Workforce Dynamics Will Be Worse When Employees Return to the Office

While some businesses eye the return of in-person workers after the COVID-19 pandemic, a question remains: will businesses be able to simply return to pre-March 2020 norms? According to a Gartner CFO survey, 74% of businesses plan to permanently shift some of their employees to remote work after the pandemic ends. However, those who are […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Employee Development

Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership arrows professionals must carry in their quivers to […]

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Improving Performance

Infographic: Improving Team Performance

Successful teams are built from people of all backgrounds and creeds. And with strong diversity comes a mixture of personalities and communication styles, which may cause issues if not managed well. (more…)

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3 Signs You Have Developed Bad Leadership Habits

Whether you’re a young professional or a veteran leader, managing a workforce effectively starts with creating long-lasting habits. However, throughout the course of a career, some of those habits may turn into poor ones. Habitual leadership is only as good as the positive behaviors you apply to your day-to-day work life. Good habits like constant […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Empathy

This is part four of a 12-part series. Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership […]

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