Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement
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Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Organizations can always improve something. Nothing is ever flawless, no matter how much we wish it could be. If you accept this reality, you can help your team create an environment of continuous improvement. When we accept that flaws exist, we provide the freedom to focus on improvement. When someone makes a mistake, correct it and continue on toward your objectives. Encourage…

The Most Effective Leaders Never Stop Learning
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The Most Effective Leaders Never Stop Learning

Great leaders are great learners. Getting feedback from others allows you to continue to learn and grow. Just like you want your team and your organization to improve, you also want to improve yourself. Ask others for feedback on a regular basis. Some leaders make the mistake of thinking they need to have all the answers. Successful leaders never stop learning —…

5 Tips to Effectively Reward Performance
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5 Tips to Effectively Reward Performance

Celebrate the behaviors you want to see more often. When you discourage mediocrity and reward performance, you create a high-performing culture. Strong performers need to be recognized as such, and they need to be developed even further. Here are 5 tips to consider when rewarding great performance. 1.When most managers think of rewarding employees, they think about raises, bonuses, and perks. And…

3 Steps to Measure Your Progress
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3 Steps to Measure Your Progress

To ensure you realize the vision, you need to have the right measures in place, and they need to be institutionalized. How you measure success can make or break whether or not you achieve it. If the strategies and objectives your team has created aren’t producing the desired outcome, you want to know as soon as possible. First, you need to…

Why Executive Leaders Set Clear Objectives
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Why Executive Leaders Set Clear Objectives

Clarity is an important factor to the success of a leader, a team and an organization. If people aren’t clear about their role and what they’re supposed to be doing every day, they will swirl and become less and less effective. To progress toward your vision, you need a clear roadmap and that includes objectives….

How Well Do You Know Yourself?
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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Great leaders understand who they are and where they stand. They also know that they don’t know everything. You may think you already know yourself. But real knowing is understanding that we don’t know everything. Think about the leaders you admire who have achieved great things and made a difference in some way. To step…

Set Clear Expectations for Best Results
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Set Clear Expectations for Best Results

While clear communication is important in everything you do as a leader, one aspect that deserves special attention is setting expectations. It’s an area many executives take for granted when they assume people understand what’s expected or when they think they don’t need to explicitly communicate expectations. Your role as a leader is to set…