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Demotivation - 7 Ways You Might Be Killing Your Team's Spirit
Could your efforts to lead actually lead to demotivation? A team’s spirit means everything when it comes to productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.  But sometimes, despite our best intentions, the way we lead can become a source of demotivation. Here are seven things you might be doing that deplete your team’s ...
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Leadership Mistakes - 3 Things to Do When You Really Step In It
What should the leader do when he makes a mistake? Nobody likes to “step in it,” but leadership mistakes will happen.  What you do when they occur makes all the difference. Do these three things well, and you may end up with a stronger team than you started with ...
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Skills for the Introverted Leader - Six Ways to Expand Your Comfort Zone
What skills does an introverted leader need to develop? Statistically, about half of us tend towards introversion (I’m definitely one of them).  That fact doesn’t exclude us from being effective leaders. In fact, many of the traits associated with introversion are actually strengths for someone who wants to lead well.  ...
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How to be a Great Boss - 9 Ways to Get a 5-Star Rating From Your Team
What does it take to be a great boss? Some bosses are more memorable than others, and some perhaps you’d like to forget.  But what does it take to be a great boss?  What distinguishes the one that people remember years later as the leader who made a difference? I ...
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How to Tell if You are Sinking or Swimming as a Leader
How can 80% of people believe themselves to be above average leaders? One of the many challenges of being a leader is knowing how well you are doing.  Are you sinking or swimming? It can be hard to really know, and yet knowing is the key to becoming better at ...
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The Role of Fear in Leadership
Is it better to be feared or loved as a leader? It’s an age-old question that seems to keep cropping up.  Authoritative writers talk about how leaders need to be open, transparent, empathetic, and willing to listen.  Yet like the Humble Leader Paradox, if that’s the way you act, great, ...
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Sharpen Your Thinking - 25 Ways to Hone Your Thinking Skills
Leaders should be independant thinkers. Whether you are trying to develop a vision statement, solve a problem at work, or influence the team, leaders have to think about where they are going and how they are going to get there. The good news is that thinking is a skill, and ...
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