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3 Easy Steps To Energize Collaboration And Drive Success

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If you’re like most leaders, the arrival of Fall marks the perfect opportunity to assess where we are today in term’s of achieving our yearly goals, and what we should be focusing on to ensure a successful outcome for the end of this year.

What One Successful Leader Learned About Optimism From Failure

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If you spend any time on social media or even just watching the news, it seems there’s not much to be optimistic about in terms of what’s going on around us.

Are You Missing This Critical Element In Your Leadership?

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When it comes to leadership in today’s faster-paced work environment, there’s no question that leaders are expected to wear many hats. Not so much in terms of tasks, but in terms of function.

4 Ways To Fortify Your Courage To Lead

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The following is a guest piece by Shelly L. Francis. Are you passionate about your work or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference?

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A Timely Lesson On ‘Hypnotic’ Hubris From Two Successful Leaders

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The following is a guest piece by James Strock. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been feted as golden CEOs of early twenty-first-century business. Their respective companies, Tesla and Facebook, are renowned for their imagination and audacity. In recent months, though, what seemed smooth sailing has encountered choppy waters.

5 Steps To Cultivate Compassion In Leadership

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The following is a guest piece by Stanford professor Dr. Leah Weiss. Modern leadership training is being taken over by a clever but misguided trend. One that’s filled with yoga rooms and entertainment-infused buffet lunches.

3 Powerful Benefits That Come From Empathy In Leadership

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A few days ago, I was interviewed by a reporter about the topic of empathy in leadership.

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Do You Have The Courage To Change How You Lead?

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If there’s one constant to doing business in today’s global environment, it’s that things inevitably change.

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Do You Allow Your Employees To “Own The Suck”?

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Of the many issues leaders have to address, failure has to be one of the most challenging. No doubt this is why we love sharing motivational quotes about failure, like this one from Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Is Your Organization’s Culture Bringing Out Your Employees’ Best?

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Thanks to today’s digital technology, we have so many different platforms and communication channels that make it easier to collaborate and connect with people outside of our office walls. But is that same technology making our workplaces feel less human? That’s the question I examine in this episode of Leadership Biz Cafe with my guest, […] The post Is Your Organization’s Culture Bringing Out Your Employees’ Best? appeared first on Tanveer Naseer.

4 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Be Successful

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One of the common concerns most leaders have revolves around employee engagement. Of how to encourage employees to be fully committed to the organization’s vision and long-term goals. Without question, this is a critical factor to an organization’s success and long-term growth.

The One Thing Exceptional Leaders Never Forget

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Recently, Tesla and Space X founder and CEO Elon Musk shared a powerful message on Twitter about his company’s recent launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket with the Tesla-driving Starman inside: Why Falcon Heavy & Starman? Life cannot just be about solving one sad problem after another.

4 Critical Leadership Traits That Drive Success And Growth

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This past summer, my daughter Malaika worked at her first summer job, which also happened to be her first time in a true leadership role.

Uniqueness And Company Culture – A Renewable Cycle

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The following is a guest piece by Chris Dyer. Which comes first: a distinctive business identity or its underlying culture? That’s a trick question. The culture that drives recognition has no beginning or end point, but is instead a continuum.

Are You Curing Only The Symptoms Of What Ails Your Team?

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“What do you do about the meeting after the meeting?” That’s a question I was asked recently in one of my Q&A sessions held after a corporate training event I conducted recently.

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What We Get Wrong About Authenticity In Leadership

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When it comes to improving the way we lead, there’s a number of approaches that have been championed by both leadership experts and researchers looking into understanding what makes someone a successful leader.

3 Uncommon Strategies For Achieving Your Goals

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A few weeks ago, I was the invited guest on CBC Radio’s Daybreak where I shared advice on how to successfully achieve your goals for this year.

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How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener

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In my work with various leaders, one of the strategies I often share is employing the art of asking questions.

9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

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The following is a guest piece by Larry Sternberg. Fuelling top performance is the goal for most leaders and managers. The best managers know their people are the key to achieving top performance on every metric of success they track.

How Leaders Can Get More Comfortable With Taking Risks

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While there’s little question that organizations need to be more responsive change, the real question today’s leaders need to address is are they at ease with taking risks, and more importantly, are the risks they’re taking the right ones?

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5 Summer Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

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As a leadership writer, I get asked from time to time to share a list of my favourite leadership books; books that I found to be the most informative either for those new to leadership, or for those looking for new insights on how they can build on their existing leadership skills.

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My TEDx Talk – A Personal Journey To Find Meaning In Success

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In writing this leadership blog, I’ve had the opportunity to share several personal stories that help to illustrate some key insights into how we can succeed in our role as leaders.

How Healthy Is Your Organization’s Culture?

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The following is a guest piece by Marcella Bremer. A CEO invited a group of people to a meeting who were at two different levels of the corporation. He asked a question and then went around the table in an orderly fashion getting input from the attendees.

Building The Bench Is Everyone’s Job – Including Leaders

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The following is a guest piece by CEO David Mattson. Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of CEOs and others in senior leadership positions, and I’m often asked what the very best corporate leaders have in common when building their teams.

What Will You Do To Make Next Year Better?

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With just a few days left on the calendar, the time has once again arrived for that annual event of compiling retrospectives for the year that was.

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2017

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With the New Year now well under way, many of us are understandably creating goals and developing plans for what we’d like to achieve over the course of the next 12 months.

3 Key Steps To Finding Purpose In What You Do

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A few days ago, I got to live one of my dreams. That’s something that not all of us get to say, which is why I realized that it’s worth taking the time to share this important milestone here on my leadership blog. So what was this dream that came true for me?

6 Steps To Strengthen Team Cohesion

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If there’s one point all of us can agree on today, it’s that we’re living in increasingly divisive times. As a writer, I can certainly appreciate the irony of this statement.

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Forget Passion – What Employees Need Is Purpose-Led Work

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These days, it seems like the world is facing scarcity in a wide range of areas – from something as basic as access to food and clean water, to something more personal as a lack of time to get through our various daily tasks.

What Happened To Trust And Integrity In Today’s Organizations?

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Over the past several weeks, there has been a recurring theme in the news of organizations being caught at their worst and with it, how often leaders drop the ball in owning up to these failures incurred by those they lead.

What Neuroscience Reveals About Creating Better Leaders In Today’s Organizations

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The following is a guest piece from my friend, author and Forbes columnist, David Amerland.

How To Reignite Our Inspiration At Work

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Let’s face it, all of us want to be inspired at work. So why do studies show that over 70% of us feel uninspired about the work we do? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

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Ideas Are Not The Keys To Entrepreneurial Success

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The following is a guest piece by Derek Lidow. Most people assume that successful entrepreneurs are created solely based on how innovative and groundbreaking their new idea is.

Integrity – A Critical Cornerstone To Effective Leadership

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The following is a guest piece by Terri Williams. The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight D.

Listen Up! 5 Ways To Improve Your Leadership Listening Skills

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The following is a guest piece by Jackie Edwards. Are you part of the 25 per cent of leaders who aren’t really listening to their employees? It could be harming your reputation and career.

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Are You Helping Employees Find Purpose In What They Do?

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As the clock starts to wind down on 2017, I’ve been spending some time reflecting on some of the recurring themes and ideas I’ve written and spoken about over the past 12 months.

A Leader’s Story On How To Truly Care For Your Employees

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What would you do if your role as a leader lead to the accidental death of one of your employees? It’s a scenario that, thankfully, most of us might never have to consider.

Does Your Leadership Bring Out The Best In Those You Lead?

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Over the past few weeks, there’s been a noticeable uptick in leadership and management articles focusing on the topic of how leaders can ensure that they are providing a ‘safe’ environment for all of their employees.

Connecting Accountability To Employee Motivation To Drive Growth

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The following is a guest piece by Hamish Knox. The dominant perception in the business world is that the word “consequences” automatically means “you’re fired.” That’s like launching a thermonuclear weapon in response to getting into a fender-bender on the highway!

Why Expressing Gratitude Through Our Leadership Matters

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This past weekend marked the celebration of Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, our last holiday long-weekend before the inevitable cold blast of winter arrives to blanket our country in snow and ice.

4 Steps To Becoming More Inquisitive As Leaders

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In my previous piece, where I shared the story of how a past leadership failure helped me to learn to become a better listener , I pointed out that one of the keys to effective leadership is learning to be more inquisitive.

3 Keys For Building Relationships With Those You Lead

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For almost 10 years, I’ve been writing about leadership and in that time, perhaps one of the most significant shifts I’ve seen has been the willingness to recognize that the key to our success as leaders stems from the relationships we foster and nurture with those we lead.

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Becoming More Self-Aware To Improve How We Communicate

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No matter what field or industry you work in, one thing that all leaders share in common is the necessity of having an extensive toolkit at their disposal.