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7 Lead-Off Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Manager

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Establishing yourself as a credible and positive leader is important and challenging. Here are some all-too-common missteps of first-time (and even some hapless, experienced) managers. Avoid them in good health! Leading-off with, “Things are going to change around here.” Too many managers enter into a new role assuming everything is broken and that they’ve been…

Team Leaders Should Play Favorites (but Only in Moderation)

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It’s no secret that many leaders have favorites within their teams: people they share more information with, trust more, and rely on more to complete important tasks. After all, team leaders are human beings, so it’s natural for them to gravitate toward certain people based on things like interpersonal compatibility and demonstrated performance abilities. However,…

Do You Flit or Do You Lead?

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by: Roy Osing Many leaders don’t lead at all, they flit from this to that, from one crisis to another, from one priority to another. They don’t land on anything. They don’t spend too long on any one issue because they want to avoid being pinned down for an opinion or having to make a decision.…

Want to Accelerate Your Leadership Development? 4 Reasons to Try Blended Learning

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by: Richard Lepsinger Employees today often have schedules that leave little time for training. Between meetings and tight deadlines, many do not have enough hours in their workday to squeeze in classroom time. Yet if they don’t devote ample time to developing their skills, they’ll never progress into the well-rounded leaders you need to support your…

The Batman Syndrome

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by: Kerry Wills In the movies, Batman learns to overcome his fear which makes him a great superhero because he no longer lets fear get in his way or control his actions. I wonder if, in the corporate world, people made decisions and took actions without any fear. There are plenty of places where fear creeps…

Building Leadership Capability

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by: Randy Hall Leadership is like magic. It’s reserved for the legendary few who are gifted with the secrets of being able to inspire others and stir something in them that mystically changes those people forever. Simply being in the presence of one of these gifted leaders can profoundly affect anyone lucky enough to be in…