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The 3 Most Important Leadership Characteristics

November 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

An article, titled The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day, that appeared recently at Forbes.com listed skills that for effective leaders had become part of their unconscious competence, they were so familiar and developed the leader didn’t need to think about doing them. Research is pretty consistent in telling us that our leadership capabilities are about fifty-percent preset or innate and fifty-percent learned or developed. Yet to master something requires building on your natural talent – even Michael Jordan practiced, a lot. Getting to the point that something is instinctive and can be used even under the most stressful conditions takes concentration and repetition, and if a skill doesn’t come naturally… I’m going to guess that most […]

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Effective Leadership Tools – Learn from Peyton Manning on How to Be Consistent to Be Excellent

October 28, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

If you truly wish to be a better leader, be consistent – in your behavior, your treatment of others, and in your expectations of everyone on your team. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle Consistency, or what you “repeatedly do”, is one of the fundamental characteristics and values of those who lead by example, as all of the best leaders do. Successful leaders practice what they preach and are constantly mindful of their actions. They know everyone is watching them and are intuitive about tracking who’s observing their every move, waiting to detect an incongruent or inconsistent move. Inconsistent behavior, such as choosing favorites, will lead to dissention among […]

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Employee Engagement and the Most Important Leadership Priority

October 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

For the sixth year in a row, search engine and tech giant Google find themselves at the top of the list of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. With more than 50,000 employees worldwide, one might ask how Google manages to foster an environment that allows their employees to rank them so high so consistently. Based on the responses to the survey used in Fortune’s rankings, employee engagement and satisfaction appear to be the keys to Google’s success, not just as a profitable company, but as one people are eager to work for. Take it from a very happy Google employee: “I have never worked any place like this. It feels like working at a cross between Harvard, Hogwarts […]

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