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Talent optimization: why you should invest in leadership development

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The science says that leadership development programs are effective in developing current and future leaders, as well as improving organizational results.

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Holding employees accountable: where most leaders fail

6 min read

Accountability is key to achieving business results, and yet many business leaders fail to hold employees accountable. Here’s how to get it right.

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Matt Poepsel PhD

These people problems are destroying your business—and HR can’t solve them.

6 min read

Business leaders, can we talk? I’ve got some good news and some bad news. First the bad news:  The vast majority of your businesses–regardless of your company size or industry–won’t reach their full potential this year. Instead, a variety of people issues will create risk for your business and destroy value. This “people tax” will…

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3 signs you have poor organizational structure

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Here are three signs you have poor organizational structure. If you see that your organizational design needs fixing, we can help.

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How great leaders inspire followership

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There is an interesting leadership conundrum that’s common in business settings: informal leaders often have many loyal followers while formal leaders may have few—maybe none! Why? Because leadership isn’t something that can be simply bestowed upon someone by an organization. It’s something that is earned. “The language used for effective followership is ‘exemplary followership,’ coined…

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Best books for leaders to kick-start 2019

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Luke Thomas is the head of growth at getAbstract, which finds and rates the top business books, articles, and video talks then summarizes them into 10-minute abstracts. Today, the company is the world’s leading provider of compressed knowledge for organizations of all sizes. A new year has begun and many of you are working hard at…

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How leaders can help their teams beat the post-lunch productivity dip

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Chris Butsch is a professional speaker who helps companies supercharge engagement, grow leaders, and keep their best people. He is a leading voice on the ROI of workplace happiness.  It’s 2:21 p.m. You’re staring down at the remnants of a burrito and half a cup of coffee that’s quickly cooling to room temperature. Emails, calls, and…

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What leaders must remember when faced with disappointment

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The creation of self-control and calmness in difficult situations is something business leaders must master. We all have a story to share. It’s what makes us real. Consider my scenario, a couple of years ago, as a published tenured academic professor with 15 years of service at the same college. My roles, responsibilities, and reputation…

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8 leadership lessons of 2018

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Take a leadership lesson—or eight—from the annals of 2018. Let’s take a look back at the year that offered a slew of successes and a few cautionary tales.

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The 5 best podcasts for business leaders & leadership

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The most successful executives are in a constant state of learning. You should always be looking for opportunities to learn, listen, and think creatively. Not only will you become a better leader, but you’ll help foster creativity in the workplace, and set an example for the employees at your company. Why podcasts are perfect for…

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Mike McKee on leadership lessons learned

An interview with an NHL player turned CEO

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From a Princeton pizza shop to the NHL, from Goldman Sachs to software solutions, Mike McKee, CEO and Director of ObserveIT, has worked on and led teams of every flavor. But whether it’s delivering pizzas or developing security software, it always comes down to people. The Predictive Index Senior Director of Marketing, Thad Peterson, sat…

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Friday Forward: How a weekly email changed the way I lead

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Several years back, I started the simple practice of sending out a weekly Friday email to my employees. That seemingly little habit has changed my company, helped me to be a more inspirational leader, and it’s even transcended my organization and impacts tens of thousands of people around the world today. This is the story…

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Be a great manager with these 12 leadership books.

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12 leadership and team management books that have had the biggest impact on the way I manage and lead.

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The one trait all great leaders must possess

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To become a great leader you must take control over one major part of yourself: your ego. Keeping your ego in check is a lifelong pursuit.  As Charles Duhigg explained in his book “The Power of Habit,” our bodies naturally want us to create habitual behaviors. Basically, our brains try to find the most efficient way…

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