Leadership

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Power of Asking Coworkers How They’re Doing

Have you ever been part of a team where people openly chat with each other about a variety of topics while they are working until “that manager” steps into the room?  “That Manager” is so hyper-focused on productivity, he/she considers all non-work conversations as useless interruptions and quickly shuts them down rather than seeing them as opportunities to create a sense of value among their staff.

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Restructuring Your Company’s Management Into 21st Century Leadership

“The age of management is dead!” says Jeffrey Hayzlett, a VIP contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine.  He follows with this statement: “Executives are no longer looking to micromanage everyday decisions; instead, they’re empowering other employers to implement and own the decisions that will propel the business forward.”  I agree with Hayzlett. Executives who focus on leading their teams rather than using an old school management style tend to keep up with the ever-changing business landscape to maintain high standards of performance.

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How Managers can Overcome Bias | Extraordinary Business

“The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul” quote is often used when referring to the true feelings of a person rather than what they are projecting through their words or body language.  I would also take this quote one step further and suggest that those “windows” are not only powerful for seeing into another person, but very powerful in how that person sees the world around them, projecting as bias.

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Tough Conversations That Lead to Growth | Extraordinary Business

Leadership can be a wonderful experience…. until it isn’t.  Having tough conversations is part of job description, and unfortunately most leaders don’t get the training they need to prepare for and have those conversations vertically and horizontally in an organization.  One of the toughest conversations you can have as a leader is when your boss is out of line or going down a path riddled with problems, and it’s your job to talk to your boss to resolve the situation or to protect your team from the fall out.

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Sleep Better, Lead Better | Extraordinary Business

The leader of a team sets the tone for the team…and the larger the organization, the more “tones” you can run into as you walk from one side of an office to another.

We all know research states 8 hours as the optimum amount of sleep to achieve each night, but I don’t know too many people who actually experience that on a regular basis (including myself).

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Why Introverts Make Great Leaders | Extraordinary Business

There is a common myth that leaders must be extroverted in order to be successful.  Not only is that inaccurate, it’s not even realistic.  If that were true, introverts like Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates, Marissa Mayer, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg would never have developed the amazing companies they have today.

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3 Crucial Elements that Accelerate Innovation in Your Company

Innovation is one of the top qualities of a successful company, and it isn’t limited to tech companies or products. Innovation can mean anything from a new kind of car to a clever new way of speeding up delivery. The importance of innovation cuts across industries, markets and even company sizes. So how can you accelerate innovation at your company? Let’s take a closer look at three crucial elements you need to make that happen.
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Why Leadership Skills Are Important For Good Business Management | Extraordinary Business

It is said that ‘an organization without a leader is like an army without a general’. Efficacious leaders structure your business. Good leaders are of great help in guiding and making necessary large scale resolutions. Powerful leadership lays a strong foundation for the triumph of any business. You could be a prospective owner of a business, an employee looking at climbing high on the management ladder or could be managing a business. A suitable and an acceptable form of leadership is a prerequisite to accomplish your business goal.
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