How Can You Spot a Great Leader When You See One?

Find me a company where people love their work, and I’ll show you those same people willingly and enthusiastically following their leaders to achieve excellence. There is an intrinsic causal relationship between great leadership, engagement and productivity. If you have low productivity, look to your leaders! We really like the way Marcel Shwantes, @MarcelShwantes thinks and writes. This article from Inc is no exception.

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20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

Here is an important article by Matthew Jones a Contributor at Inc.com. At the start of the year we often make plans, resolutions and create our own set of expectations. Perhaps you have a theme for the year of goals you want to achieve. However as we set ourselves sup for success in 2019 we need to reflect on what is truly important if w are to head in the right direction.

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5 Attributes of Highly Successful Companies

These are turbulent times. The news cycle is too fast. Climate change is wreaking havoc with fires, floods, and droughts. Rising inequality and political unrest have brought polarization and violence. Technology is disruptive and markets are volatile. How do you lead through such acceleration and uncertainty?

A new book offers a recipe for how to reset your business to last a hundred years. Maureen Kline, writing here for Inc, takes a look at a new book that wrestles with the need for adaptation and sustainable thinking.

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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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