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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.

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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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.

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.

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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L2L Infographic: Top 7 Leadership Books of 2015

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L2L Infographic: Top 7 Leadership Books of 2015 Click to Enlarge This Infographic Courtesy of Paul Sohn. The post L2L Infographic: Top 7 Leadership Books of 2015 appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

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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

How to Ensure Motivation Trickles From the Top Down

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Motivation is considered to be one of the most important contributing factors to high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. However, as illustrated below, motivation must start from the top in order to be most effective. Executive Engagement Research shows that the modern work environment has drastically changed. To illustrate, workplaces are more complex, markets […].

Why Great Leaders Value Reputation Before Revenue

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In 1996, I walked away from my first million-dollar client. Anyone looking at my company’s profit and loss statements would have questioned my sanity. We were less than a year […]. The post Why Great Leaders Value Reputation Before Revenue appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership EntrepreLeadership Practical Steps to Influence Sales Leadership Coaching executive development leadership Reputation

L2L Infographic: The Most Powerful Women in Business

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L2L Infographic: The Most Powerful Women in Business Infographic Courtesy of Brighton School of Business and Management. The post L2L Infographic: The Most Powerful Women in Business appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

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L2L Infographic: Millennials and Business Leadership

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L2L Infographic: What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees

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On Leadership, Humility and the Self-Discovered Leader

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So with all the talk about leadership, have you ever noticed how many conversations on this topic take place in the third person? One generally sees “he/she/they/them” (third person) used far more […]. The post On Leadership, Humility and the Self-Discovered Leader appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

Why Great Leaders Value Reputation Before Revenue

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In 1996, I walked away from my first million-dollar client. Anyone looking at my company’s profit and loss statements would have questioned my sanity. We were less than a year old at the time, and this was by far our highest-profile customer. I made this seemingly crazy decision because I value my company’s reputation over its […]. Leadership Development Organizational Health Professional Growth Servant Leadership Teamwork Leadership Performance transparency

On Leadership and Really Asking the Right Questions

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We have all met them, worked for them, maybe are them; the leader who does not want to be questioned. In many cases, that dislike has caused them to purposefully […]. The post On Leadership and Really Asking the Right Questions appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Professional Development Attitude business Leadership Development Management Self-development

From Humble Leader to Narcissist: Where Are You on the Continuum?

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From Humble Leader to Narcissist: Where Are You on the Continuum? Typically, narcissism is historically associated with physical beauty.

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

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 […].

How to Hone Your Leadership Skills on the Road

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In the hurried pace of the world today, it seems that most people are almost too focused on themselves. There’s evidence of this everywhere, and the road is no exception.

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5 Reasons Why Face-to-Face Leadership is Still King

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Despite the convenience of electronic communications like phone calls, conference calls, email, texting, instant messaging, and video conferencing, face-to-face meetings have some unique benefits that are nearly impossible to achieve […]. The post 5 Reasons Why Face-to-Face Leadership is Still King appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Professional Development Team Building Leadership interaction leadership trust

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 […].

Employee Development: Who Should Take Responsibility?

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Having been on both sides of the manager-employee equation, I sometimes wonder who should take responsibility of an employee’s growth and development. This because I am a firm believer of self-awareness and constant growth of an individual. Finding the Way The process of identifying a development area and then working on it is now ingrained […].

5 Ways Online Learning Can Radically Improve Your Leadership Abilities

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In today’s on-demand economy, sharpening your company’s competitive edge is the only way to avoid blending in with the noise. And few tactics can set leaders and their talent apart […]. The post 5 Ways Online Learning Can Radically Improve Your Leadership Abilities appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Leadership Lessons Learned Life Balance Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Technology & Leadership Coaching elearning leadership leadership skills Self-development

Hey Leader: Your Ego Can Be Your Worst Enemy

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Leadership is all about inspiring people, showing them the way, and leading by example. However, a leader with a heightened sense of self can only take from others and will […]. The post Hey Leader: Your Ego Can Be Your Worst Enemy appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Values-Based Leadership authentic leaders ego emotional intelligence leadership Self-development

L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and You

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L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and You Infographic courtesy of University of Maryland’s Online MBA Program. The post L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and You appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

On Leadership and Vulnerability

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For some reason, people in leadership roles have this idea that they have to be impervious – that showing emotion, vulnerability, or weakness of any kind somehow devalues their status. […]. The post On Leadership and Vulnerability appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Leadership Lessons Learned Leadership vs. Management Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leading Change Servant Leadership business emotional intelligence leadership Organizational Health vulnerability

Overcoming Leadership Barriers in 2015: Three Lessons from Unbroken

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The long awaited movie, Unbroken, came out during the holidays. And while I read the book and enjoyed it very much, I looked forward to the movie with mixed emotions for a couple of reasons.

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On Leadership, Growth and Professional Development

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When it comes to employee development, who should take responsibility? Should it be the employee, the boss, human resources, the leadership team, or a combination of either some or all of them? After all, leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. Employee Growth and Development Having been on both sides of the manager-employee equation, I … … Continue reading → The post On Leadership, Growth and Professional Development appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

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 […].

How Leaders Can Created 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. Informed employees are more likely to become […].

The Roots of Leadership: Start With You

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If you Google the word leadership you will find 490,000,000 results. A search on Amazon shows over 130,000 books referring to leadership. I think it is safe to say that […]. The post The Roots of Leadership: Start With You appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Attitude business emotional intelligence Leadership Development Leadership vs. Management Self-development

People Before Profits: 5 Ways to Lead Your Company and Brand

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My company sells wine, changes lives, and is growing rapidly. As a CFO-turned-CEO, my business philosophy is simple: Put people first, and the profits will follow. I am in business to expand job opportunities and awareness for the nearly 57 million Americans who live with disabilities — including my son, Matt. Although my company, 100 […].

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On Leadership and Optimistic Fearlessness

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If you have an idea for a small business or startup, but feel discouraged because you feel you can’t hope to compete with the big guys, you need not give up on your dreams. Hamburgers were around before McDonald’s got its start, and the same is true with athletic shoes before the advent of Nike […]. EntrepreLeadership Organizational Health Leadership small business leadership

5 Types of Leadership Style

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5 Reasons Why Smart Leaders Take Vacation

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Being a leader can take its toll in some very troubling ways. With the high pressure, the high expectations, and the ever-increasing deliverables always high, leaders can suffer performance loss, […]. The post 5 Reasons Why Smart Leaders Take Vacation appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Life Balance business leader Management Travel vacation

L2L: 7 Questions You Should Ask When Stetting Team Goals

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Infographic: 7 Questions You Should Ask When Setting Team Goals Infographic Brought to you by Külli Koort at Weekdone.comFiled under: EntrepreLeadership, Leading & Developing Other Leaders, Team Building Leadership Tagged: leadership, […]. EntrepreLeadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Team Building Leadership leadership teamwork

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3 Reasons Why A New Perspective Is Important for Leaders

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Being a leader means keeping all the moving parts of your organization running smoothly, while also making time to … well … lead. Leaders get to the top by constantly […]. The post 3 Reasons Why A New Perspective Is Important for Leaders appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Professional Development Leaders leadership skills Travel

L2L Infographic: What Engagement Drivers Motivate Employees

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L2L Infographic: The Difference Between Gen Z and Millennials

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L2L Infographic: The Difference Between Gen Z and Millennials Infographic Courtesy of Adecco. The post L2L Infographic: The Difference Between Gen Z and Millennials appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

On Leadership, Fear and Weakness

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A leader who is afraid is not weak! Fear is not a word that is associated with leadership. More often it is its antonym, fearless, that anoints a list of […]. The post On Leadership, Fear and Weakness appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence business facing fears leadership vulnerability