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    7 Important Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Listen


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    September 19, 2019 - Great leaders must be effective communicators. That means they have to know how to speak and write clearly—and it also means they also have to know how to listen. Most of us don’t think of listening as a communication skill, but...

    6 Reasons Your Best Employees Can Lose Their Motivation


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    September 17, 2019 - Employees require a certain amount of energy and motivation to be engaged and feel fully committed at the workplace. According to a recent study of 1.2 employees at 52 organizations, most of them Fortune 1000 companies, there’s cause for...

    Things Every Courageous Leader Knows (That Most Ignore)


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    September 12, 2019 - Courage is a trait that seems to be in short supply these days, in leadership and elsewhere. People are looking for the kind of bold confident leaders we’ve seen throughout history—leaders who spoke up and stepped forward, who took the...

    How to Immediately Spot a Bad Leader


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    September 10, 2019 - As the old saying goes, sitting in a garage doesn’t make you a car. And sitting in an office with a leadership title on the door doesn’t make you a leader—or at least not a good one. Most organizations have at least a few bad...

    10 Phrases That Will Help You Handle a Micromanaging Boss 


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    September 5, 2019 - If your boss is a micromanager—the kind who wants to maintain as much control over you as they can—you know how frustrating and irritating it is. It’s possible, though, to take back some control—and these phrases can help you...

    What Great Leaders Do to Be Successful


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    September 3, 2019 - What makes a great leader? What do they do that’s different? What is there about them that allows them to succeed at the highest levels? While every leader is different, there are specific traits that great leaders tend to share. And they...

    People Trust Leaders Who Have These 5 Powerful Habits


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    August 29, 2019 - Trust doesn’t come naturally—it has to be earned. And if you’re in a leadership position, earning the trust of those around you is one of the most important keys to your success. Some people may seem naturally trustworthy. But...

    How to Avoid Distractions and Focus on What Matters


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    August 27, 2019 - Too many of us can’t remember the last time we were truly able to focus on a task without getting distracted. There is always something clamoring for our attention: the phone, notifications, emails, texts, people dropping in, on and on. If we...

    The Best Advice for a Leader Who’s a Fixer


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    August 22, 2019 - At our weekly coaching session, my client was more serious and quiet than usual. When I asked what was wrong, he said, “Nothing.” After a long pause, he asked me, “What is the best advice you would give to a leader who is a...

    How the Best Leaders Energize Their People Every Day


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    August 20, 2019 -   If you’re like most leaders, the days can be long and filled with millions of things to do, and it’s easy to lose sight of your energy. And the same is true of the people on your team. Ideally, the work you do every day should be...
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