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What Makes a Great Leader: An Employee's Perspective

I've been around the block a few times. The employment block that is. I've worked for small companies, large corporations, and mom-and-pop businesses. It doesn't matter what size or type of business it is, bad leaders and good leaders exist everywhere.

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What Does a Winning Corporate Culture Look Like?

To be an enduring, great company, you have to build a mechanism for preventing or solving problems that will long outlast any one individual leader.” ― Howard Schultz

We recently began work with a new client who asked for our help in assimilating a new senior team with 70% of the new leaders being in their jobs less than 6 months. While some of the departures of past leaders were due to health issues or retirements, a lot of the changes could be assigned to the common problem with this organization: they have a very tough culture and few leaders survive long term. Supporting this fact was the HR leader's plea for help due to massive team dysfunction and suffering morale issues. 

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Leadership Secrets: Disarm Negativity to Build Team Trust

According to neurological research referenced by the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI), here are two conclusions to consider in disarming negativity and building trust on a team: 

  • The brain craves certainty
  • AND the brain is wired to be alert to threat
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Leaders: Will your team still be engaged after summer vacations?

Yes, it's still springtime, but not to early for leaders to prepare for employee summer vacations. As we have 
previously covered , vacations give employees a much needed break and time to contemplate their work situation, job satisfaction and their next career move. Some return from vacation with a renewed commitment, but not to your organization. Instead, they are committed to looking for a new job.
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The Need for Effective Collaboration

As companies become more complex and try to do more with fewer people, there is an increased need to collaborate with other teams, departments and cross-functionally. How well do your leaders and teams collaborate? Here are 3 steps to help your leaders develop effective collaboration skills.

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