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4 Tips for Managing Millennials

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The millennial generation has an undeservedly bad reputation in the workforce thanks to people who have little experience with this group nevertheless calling out the entire generation as lazy, entitled, and unwilling to pay their dues. This supposition is just a blatant misrepresentation when the truth is simply that they work differently than the generation before […]. Leadership Development

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Leadership Procrastinationitis

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Is there a prescription treatment for procrastinationitis? This is the “disease” that seemingly permeates people so that every action needs to be delayed until… well, … uh,… later, I guess? Some Things Never Change… I knew it would happen this way. When I sat together with my colleague Linda to prepare the quality feedback survey […].

How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees

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Your employees are your lifeblood, and as a leader, one of your most important tasks is making sure they stay happy and productive. There are thousands of techniques you can use to boost employee satisfaction and output, but one of the more overlooked options is creating informed employees.

4 Ways Leadership Can Prepare Facilities for Weather Disruptions

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It’s essential for leadership to take incoming weather threats seriously. If not, there is the very real risk for huge revenue losses, crippling facility damage, staff and operational turmoil, and compromised customer service, all of which could put the company’s future at risk. The question isn’t so much, “Will my facility be disrupted by weather?” […]. Organizational Health Teamwork Tips communication Leadership service weather

8 Things Successful Leaders Do at the End of Their Day

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What do you do before you go to sleep? Watch TV? Play on social media? If you want to be successful, adopt some of these habits. Most successful people […]. The post 8 Things Successful Leaders Do at the End of Their Day appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

Who is Coaching Your Team?

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Who is Coaching Your Team? This is a question that every leader of a midsize company should be asking. How are you optimizing performance and ensuring focus? This is even more crucial for your customer facing teams, such as sales, customer service and marketing.

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On Leadership, Raising 9 Kids and Memories of Dad

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My father Sylvester A. Schulte died this weekend after just turning 84. It was expected as his health declined over the last few years. My father had 9 kids in […]. The post On Leadership, Raising 9 Kids and Memories of Dad appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

Mastering the Most Exciting Leadership Skill: Situational Awareness

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The Latest Coaching Article – “Mastering the Most Exciting Leadership Skill: Situational Awareness” “Think or Die.” In our work, most of us would consider this statement to be pretty dramatic.

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On Leadership and Hiring

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If you’ve been in a leadership position for more than a couple of years, you’ve likely interviewed dozens of job candidates. You know all the textbook tactics, and you’ve seen every character imaginable — from the guy wearing an Armani suit and too much cologne to the recent college graduate nervously shaking in her boots. […]. Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development Succession Planning Teamwork hiring Leadership team building

L2L Infographic: 20 Ways to Communicate Better at Work

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On Leadership and Burning a Few Bridges

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Conventional wisdom tells us to never burn a single bridge in our professional lives because you never know when you might need that relationship again. I firmly believe that there are going to be circumstances and people that nearly require you to do this: Burn some bridges so that you will never need to work […]. Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development Organizational Health Personal Growth Professional Growth leadership development Self-care self-leadership transparency

Improve Your Team by Developing the HERO Inside You!

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Real heroes don’t really wear capes or have supernatural powers. In the real world, HERO’s are simply ordinary people who choose to respond to a set of circumstances in a way that inspires others. And it IS possible to develop the HERO inside you. But before you can lead others, you must first learn to lead yourself. That’s […].

L2L Infographic: Millennials and Business Leadership

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Equipping Leaders to Battle Fear with Accountability

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Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success As leaders, we want the positive elements of success—achievement, notoriety, money, and excellence for clients and customers. But we’re unwilling to do the right things to get there. The missing cultural piece is courageous accountability.

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4 Tips to Staying Organized as an Office Manager

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Some people love to organize, while others take a more lackadaisical approach to their home and professional lives. Regardless of your natural organizational skills, however, you can find success as an office manager with the following four organizing tips. or·gan·ized [ˈôrɡəˌnīzd] ADJECTIVE: Arranged in a systematic way, especially on a large scale. 1) Make Organization Beautiful […].

Creating an Atmosphere of Collaboration

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This past week, I had a project team meeting. The project had a number of people on it that I hadn’t worked with before. When the project began, we all had very divergent ideas on how we were going to accomplish our end goal. I’ve found over the years, that the less clear something is […]. Leadership Development Organizational Health Professional Growth Teamwork collaboration group activity icebreakers

Leaders: You Do Not Need to Be Nice to Be Kind

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Kindness is not softness, it is not weakness, and it doesn’t always have to be nice. In fact, sometimes kindness requires you to be tough and direct. I have seen the misinterpretation of this word negatively impact many organizations. Leadership Mistakes Leaders, in an attempt to be kind, move under-performing employees from position to position […].

Mentoring in the Workplace: Spreading the Knowledge

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We often hear about the need for gaining and sharing organizational knowledge to further our careers, reach our goals (and create new ones), and make connections in various industries. One of the best ways to share knowledge is also a vital part of the leadership toolkit – mentoring. Mentoring in the Workplace Mentoring is an […].

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How to Become an Industry Leader

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It’s hard to get ahead with today’s tough competition. To position yourself as an industry leader, you need a solid online presence to prove that you’re knowledgeable. Here are some ways to increase your exposure and earn your place as an authority figure in your field. Get a Well-Rounded Education If you don’t already have […]. EntrepreLeadership Interpersonal Skills Leadership Development Leadership Online Presence

Part 2: How Leaders Can Create Engaged Employees

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It’s every leader’s dream to have employees who ask what they can give to an organization rather than what they can get from it. The differentiating factor between these two mindsets is actually quite simple: the level of engagement employees feel.

On Leadership, Forgiveness and the Authentic Leader

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It is widely accepted that forgiveness is a sacred act…a sacrifice! But did you know that this single act has a lot to do with our authenticity as leaders? Not forgiving someone is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.” ” ~Andy Stanley Having just written On Leadership, Suffering and the Sacrificial Leader, there […].

Part 3: Leaders, Turn Your Informed and Engaged Employees Into Advocates

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Leading a team of informed and engaged employees is extremely rewarding. Everyone seems to get along, people are motivated to do their jobs well, and your business appears to be running like a well-oiled machine. For more on that, see my first article or second article in this series.).

3 Sacrificial Ways to Conquer This Year’s Goals…or Not

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Should you set any personal or professional goals this year? Why or why not? Lee shares his valuable guidance in this clip. If you’re feeling some anxiety or struggle about goals for the New Year, here’s my advice for relieving that pressure: fail fast and avoid the drama.

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L2L Infographic: What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees

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L2L Infographic: What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees

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L2L Infographic: 5 Types of Toxic Employees and How to Deal With Them

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5 Ways Diverse Experience Makes Leaders Better

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There can be little argument that the world is a complex place. The intricate system of markets, companies, and workforces has different challenges and opportunities hidden in just about every […]. The post 5 Ways Diverse Experience Makes Leaders Better appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

5 Professional Development Opportunities Businesses Should Offer

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Offering useful and meaningful professional development opportunities to your staff members is one of the keys to a more effective company. Investing in professional development may help your company avoid costly mistakes and keep your best employees motivated and increase their knowledge. This way, it may be more likely that you’ll retain your best workers […]. Leadership Development Organizational Health Personal Growth Professional Growth

L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and You

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On Leadership, Humility and Excellent Communication Skills

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A college professor of communication was once asked by the students why the skills that they teach in the college were so important. This professor taught the interpersonal skills that were related to the daily life of college students. Additionally he trained them in coursework that helped them prepare for a long professional career that included interpersonal skills. […]. Emotional Intelligence Interpersonal Skills Leadership Development Personal Growth

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6 Steps to Creating a Leader-Focused Growth Plan

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Getting a new member on your staff can be extremely exciting. This new staff member can bring needed energy and enthusiasm to your team. When you get a new staff member or employee, it is extremely important for you and the staff member to establish a growth plan within the company.

Leading with Honor: 4 Ways to Have What It Takes

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Are you alarmed by the frequency of ethical scandals in recent years? No doubt, you have seen the headlines about Wall Street greed, but ethical problems are just as prevalent on Main Street where bookkeepers, purchasing agents, and business owners violate the trust that others have placed in them.

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Leadership and The Ugly Four-Letter Word: Fear

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We all have different ideas of what fear looks like. Some people fear taking risks, others fear conflict or confrontation, and still others fear rejection by peers, just to name a few. So what is fear? My Fear of Failure Personally, I struggle with fear of failure. I am a perfectionist by nature, as are […]. Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development Organizational Health Personal Growth Professional Growth emotional intelligence employee growth Situational Awareness Teamwork

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On Leadership, Fairness and Judging People’s Mistakes

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It just dawned on me today that as human beings, we all are guilty of judging people’s mistakes at one point or another. I sure am guilty of it. People who have taken the MBTI assessment know that some people have higher tendencies to judge than others. It is inherent in their personality. While it […]. Emotional Intelligence Leadership Development Personal Growth emotional intelligence Leadership

L2L Infographic: 7 Ways To Stay Motivated

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You, The Truth and Nothing But Your Leadership!

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Is there anything new under the leadership sun? Leadership Platforms With the wealth of information available to us about leadership—the sheer numbers of which have been well-covered in other L2L blog posts and myriad other sources—it would seem easy to answer this question in the affirmative. In fact, this post is yet another example and […]. Leadership Development Personal Growth Professional Growth Servant Leadership Coaching leadership skills Organizational Health

The Importance of Leading Your Future Today

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Leadership today requires much more than just doing your job with the people who you lead. It now involves your public persona. This reality impacts your ability to influence with the global reach of the Internet. Things that you say and do are now are on display and can impact you, your role, and the […]. Organizational Health Personal Integrity Professional Growth Leadership ORM reputation management

Leading Your Business With Style

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Leading people is one of the most challenging, yet profitable areas of growing your business. And a well designed website is the mark of a professional business. Do you know the features that people look for in a business website? You can be sure that professional hosting and web design are qualities that even the […]. EntrepreLeadership Leadership Development Organizational Health

Priority Management for Leaders

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Ever since I was a child, I was told to get my priorities straight if I wanted to be successful. Turns out, that’s a lot easier said than done. Sometimes it feels like I have a never ending to-do list; what’s more, everything on it feels important, and I can end up feeling as though I’m […]. EntrepreLeadership Leadership Development Teamwork Tips responsible leadership self-leadership Situational Awareness

Leadership: A Big Fat Who Cares?

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In recent years, some employees have felt the hard and harsh blows dealt by their leaders as their employment positions were downsized. At times, when they needed some care, they were instead dealt blows and were emotionally and financially clobbered. The financial, psychological, and emotional damage done has reached beyond the worker and reflects something broader […].