Leadership and Self-Awareness

N2Growth Blog

Leader Beware – ignorant bliss, no matter how enjoyable, is still ignorant. If you’re in a position of leadership and don’t feel you have any blind spots, you’re either very naïve or very arrogant. Be Kind : People go out of their way to help those whom they like.

Why Your Leadership Is Overrated

N2Growth Blog

How are your leadership skills? There’s no shortage of independent empirical data generated over the years supporting the fact most people tend to overrate their leadership ability. The question is, do most leaders live up to their responsibilities?

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The Big Disconnect in Your Talent Strategy and How to Fix It

Harvard Business Review

Talent can move into and out of an organization, through a growing array of options such as freelance platforms , crowdsourcing efforts, and temporary, contract, or part-time work. The ManpowerGroup Contingent Workforce Index of 2013 showed 40% of all ManpowerGroup consulting engagements blended permanent and contingent workers. As the talent ecosystem evolves to offer more options, talent systems have not kept pace. Marion Barraud for HBR.

You Don’t Just Need One Leadership Voice — You Need Many

Harvard Business Review

We often equate developing a leadership voice with finding ways to appear more confident. But rather than living with imposter’s syndrome , or feeling exhausted by wearing your game face all day, you can build a truer confidence by more intentionally focusing on cultivating many different parts of your leadership voice each day. So, what are the various voices to access within yourself and cultivate over time? How to Work with a Bad Listener.

Are You Giving Up Power?

Harvard Business Review

You might know all of that, but are you fully embracing it? Well, to be fair, people usually find a way to phrase it slightly better. The next question, the underlying one, is always the same: how is this going to affect the amount of power I have?

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