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Want to be a Great Leader for the Future? Cultivate This Skill Now

We’re all aware of the current divide in the United States. It seems like there couldn’t be a more dramatic difference in how people think or what they value, reports Inc. This growing divide, in combination with an increased diversity of thinking, underscores the importance of developing a new skill set: the ability to view differences as opportunities … Read More »

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Discover Your Biggest Business Advantage — Empathy

Bestselling author and business icon Stephen Covey once said: “When you show deep empathy toward others…That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” These words ring true for me not just because they were spoken by one of the most influential figures in American business, but because now, more than ever, the need for empathy spans … Read More »

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Getting Honest Feedback From Your Team

It’s easy to just say that I get feedback by asking my team to tell me what they are thinking. You would think they would just say if I upset them. But, it doesn’t work that way, reports Entrepreneur. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise — achieving an open and (candidly) honest environment takes time. That’s because it … Read More »

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5 Easy Actions That Will Improve Company Culture

In recent years, company culture has become somewhat of a buzz phrase. Thanks to unconventional and progressive leaders like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, people have started to think about company culture differently, reports Inc. This becomes especially true as millennials saturate the workforce, because they bring with them a new set of priorities in terms … Read More »

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Four Listening Moves To Get The Best Ideas

The person with the best idea wins. Well, maybe not always, but it sure doesn’t hurt, reports Forbes.  We all struggle with coming up with novel approaches to projects, people and problems. Creativity and insight can be frustratingly fleeting. What fires us up one day can dull us into inertia the next. And yet, the … Read More »

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Leaders: There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Charisma

What are the qualities of a successful leader? They have a strong vision, can clearly communicate their goals and can command a room. But a new study from Ghent University published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that charisma only takes you so far, reports Entrepreneur. The researchers looked at the charisma scores — taken from … Read More »

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