Posts Tagged : professional development

professional development for leaders
The Real Cost of Poor Leadership

The leaders in your organization have probably had a certain way of doing things for quite some time. They (and perhaps you) are set in their ways, which you’ve always seen as fine, because the work gets done. But leadership is a muscle that requires stretching and training. If you simply accept your leadership practices…

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3 Steps toward Powerful Professional Change

Countless books exhort leadership skills in the workplace. They go on and on about different styles of leadership, the key qualities of a leader, and steps to becoming a better leader. All these books can be useful tools, but at the end of the day, the most valuable knowledge you can have about leadership is…

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Invest in Your Employees and They’ll Invest in Your Company

Perhaps one of the easiest and most effective ways to encourage budding talent within your organization is to partner promising employees with executive mentors. A mentoring program serves a number of purposes, all of which can help your business flourish. Mentoring programs not only show employees that they are valued, but they help foster loyalty,…

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Where is Your Team Going?

Imagine you’re holding a map. You know from the map where you are, and there are roads pointing in every direction. You’re pretty sure some roads will take you back where you came from, and you think a few other roads might take you where you want to go. Now imagine everyone in your company…

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Give Thanks and Build a Stronger Team

There are a number of team development practices that you can use to help unite your staff and generate the most success for your organization.  With the holidays right around the corner, the practice I’d like to focus on today is gratitude. Take notice that I called gratitude a practice, not an act or emotion.…

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Reasons Your Super Worker May Not Be a Great Supervisor

One of the most common mistakes business owners make is assuming that a great worker will make a great leader. All too often, it feels only natural that a person who is the best employee amongst their peer group should be promoted to a leadership position, but super workers don’t always make the best supervisors.…

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