negative work experience

The Keys to Overcoming the Negative Work Experience

Conservative estimates claim we spend a third of our lives at work. The unfortunate reality, for many workers, is that the experience of work is marred by negativity. Stress, poor management, distrust of leaders, and the unrelenting pace of change, are just few of the reasons for this. One of the most significant contributing factors to a negative work experience is a mismatch of management practices to employees’ expectations…. Read More»

charismatic leader

Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Leaders, Part 4

In our series, Raising Up Leaders, we have discussed that over 51 percent of a great leader’s job is to develop new leaders. This process of raising up leaders is vital to any organization’s long-term success. In a previous article, we looked at the importance of character as the foundation of all leadership. Character precedes everything else. Without character, you are building on a faulty foundation. Now we’ll focus on developing charismatic leaders. … Read More»

leadership types

Two Leadership Types, But Only One Successful Leader

The workplace is changing dramatically. The heart-centered leadership types who are willing to let go of their egos, have high emotional intelligence, and try to do the right thing will succeed faster, and it will be easier for them to make the transition. Why? Because they understand the real purpose behind these changes. Their leadership will be more authentic, and their stakeholders will follow them willingly knowing their leaders have everyone’s best interest in mind. … Read More»

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Why Trust in Leadership Matters More Than You Realize

Trust in leadership should be more frequently discussed in HR and among entrepreneurs. The days of authoritative leadership are done. Employees no longer respond to a “do as I say” philosophy; they want to relate to their leaders. They want regular contact and communication and, most importantly, employees want to believe their leaders will have their backs when it matters most…. Read More»

toxic leaders

How to Identify Toxic Leaders and Improve Company Culture

Unfortunately, most professionals have had a bad boss or two. But did you know there’s more than one kind? Recently, Binghamton University professor Seth M. Spain published findings along these lines in “Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being.” In the chapter in question, Professor Spain asserts toxic leaders come in two main varieties. Knowing how to tell the difference between the two is key for protecting your company’s culture and the sanity of the folks who work there… Read More»

leadership training

What is the Role of “Influence” in Leadership Training?

In the business world, we like to throw around buzzwords that sound good but actually mean very little. One of those is “influential.” When we say we want “influential” leaders, or leaders who can “influence” people, what do we actually mean? What are the qualities of influential leaders, and how can you help leaders in your company incorporate them in their leadership training programs?… Read More»

longtime employees

How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations with Longtime Employees

You and your longtime employees have gone through a lot together. You’ve developed a special bond as the company evolved, and you might even hang out together on the weekends. What if one of these individuals began underperforming or acting dishonestly? Would you feel uncomfortable confronting him or her about it? As evidenced by Wells Fargo’s recent scandal, company leaders of all types struggle to address this scenario. In fact, more than one-third of managers admit to shrinking away from giving direct feedback to employees when they anticipate a negative reaction. … Read More»

exceptional leadership

This Is What Truly Exceptional Leadership Is All About

The quest to define exceptional leadership obsesses many people, and the definitions vary not only in content, but in context. I have sipped many cups of coffee and ran countless miles pondering this complex topic. And like many, I have devoted my life and profession to understanding the elusive concept of leadership. It was in […] Read moreRead More»

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