Leadership

better work life balance
Achieving Better Work-Life Balance as a Leader

As a manager, executive, or the head of your own business, it can sometimes feel impossible to separate yourself from work and find time for you. If you’re a parent or caregiver, the challenge only gets worse, as time spent outside of the office is rarely time spent on yourself. If worklife balance is something…

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empathy in the workplace
Is Empathy in the Workplace Important?

A study conducted in 2018 found that 96% of employees think it is important for their employers to demonstrate empathy, but 92% of employees believe that empathy is undervalued in their workplace. Is empathy as important as people in the workplace seem to think, and if so, what impact does empathy have on the success…

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Self Aware Leaders
7 Characteristics of a Self-Aware Leader

It is virtually impossible to be an effective leader without a substantial level of self-awareness. Self-aware leaders have the ability to adjust their approach and style to different situations, because they have the ability to see their impact on others, for better and for worse. Self-awareness at work can be a difficult skill to master,…

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Self Aware Leader
Why is Self-Awareness Important as a Leader?

When making a list of the most important qualities for a leader to have, you might include a strong moral compass, organizational skills, and the ability to communicate clearly. But according to the experts, the quality that should be at the top of the list isn’t any of those obvious characteristics. The most important capability…

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Situational Leadership® II
How is Situational Leadership® II Different?

Unless you started your own business in high school, you probably didn’t begin your career as a leader. You started as a team member, and through your dedication and skill, you rose through the ranks to the leadership role that you have today. Along the way, you certainly gleaned things from the leaders that you…

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Situational Leadership® II
The Four Core Leadership Competencies

Any parent with more than one child will tell you parenting strategies that work wonders with one child might totally flop with another. All people are different, and a parent or teacher or coach or leader can’t expect to treat everyone the same way and get the same results. People simply don’t work that way.…

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workplace conversations
Are You Having these Types of Conversations with Your Employees?

A study a few years back conducted by Harris Poll asked over six hundred managers how comfortable they were giving feedback to employees. Amazingly, 69% of the respondents said that they were uncomfortable communicating with their employees in general – not just while giving feedback. When it came to feedback or criticism that they didn’t…

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Diagnosing Development: Competence vs. Commitment

The Situational Leadership® II model has three core components – setting a SMART goal with your employee, diagnosing the development level of your employee with regard to the given goal, and applying the appropriate type of leadership for the person’s development level. Today, we’ll break down the two core factors that determine the development level…

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Using SLII® Style Conversations to Align Leaders and Employees

As discussed in our previous blogs, Situational Leadership® II is a widely-used leadership model that gives leaders a framework for adapting their leadership style to the needs of individual employees. The basic premise is that leaders shouldn’t use a single style of leadership and expect the best results. Every person on your team is an…

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