Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Wellbeing

Guest post from Dr. Ian Hesketh and Sir Cary Cooper:Which style of leadership behaviour is the most effective has been the challenge for most executives for many years. Trying to meet the challenges of modern-day working practices and the demands of a 24hr global demand under increasing constraints is a real conundrum. Ethical Leadershipis proven…

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Great Leaders Focus on the Why and the What—Not the How

Guest post by Steve Coughran:In my two decades of business experience, I have encountered many different flavors of leadership. Some leaders are strong-willed and autocratic, some are open-minded and democratic, some employ laissez-faire, employee-centric leadership styles, and most fall somewhere in the middle. While leadership style varies, in my experience, leaders across the board provide…

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Three Keys to Values-Aligned Experiences

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:Being around values mis-aligned people lowers trust, discretionary energy, and performance. Our research suggests three key steps you can take to ensure values-aligned experiences:1)    Be clear on your own values. Define the behaviors you will demonstrate when you are living your values, and take time regularly to reflect on how…

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Boost Innovation by Strengthening the Organization’s Immune Systems

Guest post by Kris Oestergaard:Today, every business is looking to find ways to streamline its innovative abilities. Those successful in establishing a culture of innovation have addressed their organization’s “immune systems.” Just as the body’s immune system keeps it healthy, stable and tolerant of change, an organization’s immune system must be strong in order to…

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10 Magic Phrases That Will Make You a Better Leader

By Dan McCarthy:Want to be a better leader? Then try improving your vocabulary. No, I’m not talking adding the latest management and leadership buzzwords or jargon to your repertoire. I’m talking about adding some powerful phrases to your vocabulary that will engage, motivate and inspire others.1. “How can I be a better leader?”Variations of the…

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5 Ways to Deal with a Job that Sucks

Guest post from Steve Farber: A buddy of mine has a step-daughter who works three or four 12-hour shifts each week as aclerk in a hospital emergency room. She’s a single mom with three kids, all still at home, all still outgrowing their shoes every other week, and all seemingly capable of eating Walmart’s entire…

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What a Success Plan Is (and Isn’t)

Guest post from Chris Meroff:Investing in your people should be the end game for you as a leader. They come to the workplace every day and invest their significant gifts and talents in an effort to help you and your organization reach an agree upon goal. Their success is your success.  So, it makes sense…

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What It Takes to Be a Leader

Guest post from David Nielson:As a leader, taking on a new challenge, making a change, or leading a team can be challenging. Be it in business or in life, it isn’t just a test of your ability to know what to do. It’s a test of your ability to hold yourself 100% accountable to follow…

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Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking or Face Economic Calamity

Guest post from Gui Costin:When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules.And businesses that fail to understand the Millennial mindset are destined to fall behind their competition – and perhaps plummet into irrelevancy, says Gui Costin, an entrepreneur, consultant and author of Millennials Are Not Aliens.“Millennials are…

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