Overcoming the “Feedback Trifecta” to Communicate Better as a Leader

Guest post from Angela Sebaly:A recent Harvard Business Review article examined Shell Corporation’s adoption of an 18-month program designed to help the company’s offshore workers give and receive feedback before their upcoming deployment. With the help of an outside consultant, Shell’s experiment pushed the typically tight-lipped crew to talk about everything from what it was…

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Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees

Guest post from Patty Alper   “Employees want to be part of something that is bigger than a company. The business culture is internally based, but the philanthropy is external. That volunteer ethos provides something more than a quarterly return on earnings . . . it stretches employees beyond their day-to-day job.”  – Rick Luftglass,…

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Effective Leadership Is Just Seven Questions Away

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: Recently, I stepped into an elevator on the way to a meeting and noticed that the button you press to close the door quickly was much more worn than the one you press to keep the door open. You’ve probably done the same as me: jabbing the button to…

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3 Tips on How to Become a Magnetic Leader

Guest post from Roberta Matuson: Lots of people think they are magnetic leaders when they are anything but. I define magnetic leaders as those who appear to effortlessly attract talent that will stick around. I open my book, The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers and Profits, with the results of a recent…

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Mentoring Moments and More for Millennials

Guest post by Dianna Booher:   Millennials drop an employer quicker than they leave a boring party when they see no career-growth opportunities. Career development is thecool calling card––a powerful tease to job seekers you’d like to have join your team. Today’s employees want personalized career plans that fits their goals, dreams, and lifestyle. They…

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Mastering the Art of Coaching

Guest post from Gregg Thompson: The barriers to entry into the coaching business are very low. In fact, anyone can throw up a sign that declares that they are a career coach, a life coach, a business coach, or just about any other type of coach, even if they are devoid of coaching credentials of…

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How to Spot A Player Talent in an Interview

Guest post from Rick Crossland: Why Don’t Executives Love to Interview? It is surprising how many executives and even HR professionals do not like or look forward to interviewing candidates.  After all, this should be the celebration of bringing on another great employee, right?  Their fear is likely because many of them have historically not…

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Leadership at Two Levels

Guest post by Mark Miller: Leadership is a fascinating quality. There are countless articles, studies and opinions about what makes good leadership. But, no matter *how* you develop and act out your own leadership qualities, there will always be two sides: A private, individualistic view, and the view the public and your team sees. Both…

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How to Rapidly Resolve Crises in Your Business

Guest post from Nat Greene: You can probably remember a dozen times just like this: you’re at the head of a conference table with a haggard, tired team sitting about you. They’re anxious, but eager to take action. You’ve assembled them because a new crisis has arisen in the business: it might be a risk…

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How to Create a Rising Tide of Talent Within Your Organization

Guest post from Scott Wintrip: Great leaders lift up the people around them. They help employees harness their natural abilities, guide the development of their skills, and support them along an internal career path. Nurturing your organization’s team members has many payoffs. Staff member stay dedicated to the company and its mission; employee retention remains…

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