10 Leadership Books To Read Going Into 2019

Warren Buffett attributes his success to reading. To emulate his knack for smart books, start with these 10 leadership tomes. By Gene Hammett Gene is a speaker, growth strategist, and host of the LeadersintheTrenches.com podcast. He knows a lot about leadership!...

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7 Signs of a Toxic Manager That Should Be Stopped Immediately

rA Gallup study of 7,272 U.S. adults found that 50 percent of employees left their jobs “to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”

As you inspect your managers closely, you may find certain negative people practices and untrustworthy behaviors that are consistent with what research has confirmed will lead to adverse conditions that affect human performance.

Here are seven of the most toxic management behaviors that will stifle the human spirit and suck the soul out of an organization.

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4 Things Leaders Must Learn to Do

I like succinct articles, that capture the essential elements go leadership truth. Here’s an excellent example from Entrepreneur.com. Clay Mathile and Joni Fedders here espouse that to build a better business and culture, company leaders need to master these essential skills. Its a short list but essential none the less, and built on lots of practical experience helping leaders be more effective. 

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Why Your Professional Persona Matters

For superheroes, getting into professional mode is as easy as slapping on some spandex, a mask and a cape. For the everyday entrepreneur or corporate leader, however, the proper work mindset is less about attire and more about adopting a professional persona. Your professional persona is your personal branding in the workplace. It refers to the way that you conduct yourself publicly in a business setting, and the image you project to coworkers and colleagues. Far from contrived or inauthentic, it’s simply the polished-up way that you present yourself professionally. Here’s Timothy Sykes, take on professional persona, writing here for Entrepreneur.com

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Do You Have The Vision To Be Agile?

It’s an organization’s North Star that enables agility in times of change and transformation. We all know that in today’s business world it’s essential to stay flexible and be agile. Here is a portion of Jan Bruce’s take on the importance of a clear sense of purpose in enabling agility. Jan is the CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium, the only human capital management platform based on the science of resilience, writing here for Forbes.

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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator. Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible. Here is Travis Bradberry’s take on what makes a great communicator from Success.com.

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