Leadership

Be The Coach, Not The Critic

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By Maree Harris Many organizations use this latter part of the year to undertake the ceremonial business event of the year for white collar workers in post-industrial societies – the annual performance review. While 95% of people dislike them, they will go ahead. Managers dread them. Employees resent them. There is no other business practice…

Leadership at a Crossroads

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by: Shellie Karabell You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership…Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.…

The Hard Data on Being a Nice Boss

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by: Emma Seppälä There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for wellness initiatives like mindfulness and meditation at the office, and despite the movement toward more…

4 Keys to Leading

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By Chevine Anderson Leading is a hard job and an enriching choice, but it is also based on being able to make hard choices. When desire and skill meet, you have a leader and a leader needs tools to accomplish their goals. While working with leaders, as a consultant, for numerous years has been fun,…

How to Make It as a New Retail Manager

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by: Joshua Bjerke   Running a retail store isn’t easy, and inexperienced, untested managers tend to make plenty of rookie mistakes. There is no shortage of difficulties in learning to cope with the additional responsibilities of being a manager, but the two biggest challenges may be time management and learning how to delegate effectively. New retail managers…

You’re Way Too Nice to Be a Leader!

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By Kathy Cooperman “You’re Too Nice For Your Own Good!” A recent coaching client explained a concern as he moved into a high-level leadership role. He has frequently been told that he’s just too nice to be a global leader at his organization. In fact, he’s been warned that “people will eat you up!”. Myth…

Why Middle Managers Are So Unhappy

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by: Jack Zenger & Joseph Folkman   Who are the unhappiest among your workers? And what’s driving them crazy? They may not be who you think they are. They aren’t who we would have thought. To find out, we gathered data from the most unengaged and uncommitted employees from more than 320,000 employees in a variety of…

Leadership, Collaboration and Co-Creation

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By Iris Billy Shared and distributed leadership have proved to be very good in any organization (Murphy, Hunt Wasonga, 2004). There are different types and degrees of leadership and there are also different people with different capacities in leadership. In recognizing this organizations may gain the ability to acquire other things management methods that will…

Leaders Don’t Stop at the Decision

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By Kevin Dee As a leader, whether you run a business, a division within a business or a very small group, you try to improve your situation. It might be trying to improve productivity, increase sales, improve quality, and improve working conditions or any number of things. The process you will likely go through will…