Leadership

Part Three: 3 Steps to Stop Initiative Killers and Create Better Culture

In the first two parts of this series, we discussed how awareness and understanding are the first two steps toward eliminating behaviors that kill initiative in the workplace. The final step is action. While awareness and understanding are essential to identifying issues with a person’s management style and getting a sense of why those problems…

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Deny Dictatorial Leadership and Boost Initiative

You may be surprised to learn that nearly half of all workers think that they could do their boss’s job better than their boss. A study performed by DDI a few years ago discovered this little fact, and also found that about one in three employees don’t think their boss is doing an effective job.…

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Managing Micro-Management

We all like to think that we are great at assessing our own strengths and vulnerabilities, but there are some vulnerabilities that many of us simply don’t want to admit to. Micro-management is one of those vulnerabilities. Micro-management is one of the top factors leading to employee disengagement. A boss who is overly critical and…

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The Three I’s of a Great Leader

When bringing new leaders into your business, it’s important to look for people with the power to change workplace culture for the better. Motivating employees to do and be better is one of the most important aspects of a leader’s role in any business, and accomplished leaders do that with initiative, inspiration, and intuition. Initiative…

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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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