How Gratitude Builds Trust with Your Team
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How Gratitude Builds Trust with Your Team

Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future. Francois Fenelon Alignment starts with a foundation of trust. Employees first and foremost trust leaders who trust them and treat them with respect. They trust leaders who are receptive to their thoughts, ideas and opinions and demonstrate that by asking them for their…

How Prepared Are You to Lead through Change and Uncertainty?
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How Prepared Are You to Lead through Change and Uncertainty?

To grow and thrive in today’s environment, organizations need to be agile. If you want to have an agile workplace, then you need to have an agile leadership team. How is your leadership? Often, we see leaders crackdown on their team with command and control instead of responding with agility. We have found that agile leadership not only leads to better…

Effective Leaders Foster Open Communication
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Effective Leaders Foster Open Communication

  As a leader, you want your team to follow you. To follow you, they need to trust you. To trust you, they need to believe what you say, and they want to know you care. It’s even better when you trust them too. Part of developing that trust, respect, and rapport you need to lead is open communication. It doesn’t…

Executive Leaders Encourage Dialogue
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Executive Leaders Encourage Dialogue

  Often, great ideas come from healthy debate. When team members exchange ideas and opinions, new ideas can emerge. Working collaboratively always produces better results than working competitively. When people compete within an organization, they don’t support each other toward the shared vision. This creates a culture of self-interest, rather than organizational interest. Competition is healthy for competitors, not for team members. Imagine…

Why You Need to Check for Understanding
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Why You Need to Check for Understanding

It happens all the time: we think we’re being understood, but we’re not. And we have no idea. We often don’t bother to check to make sure people understand us, even when it’s critical. It doesn’t help that most people don’t want to admit they don’t get it, especially to the leader. You may get a nod or even an…

Executive Leaders Connect with Others
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Executive Leaders Connect with Others

The Wall Street Journal reported that the executives identified as “high achievers” cared about both people and profits. Average achievers focused on production, and low achievers were most concerned about themselves. Building relationships with people can also build success. Plus, having real relationships makes going to work every day far more enjoyable. You don’t have…