Leadership Development

Powerful quotes from prolific leaders

May 10, 2023
While it may not happen overnight, every person has the potential to become a prolific leader. Great leaders, in both business and elsewhere, share their ways to inspire others to become great leaders as well. Here are some strong and encouraging quotes from respected experts, some who are still with us and others whose advice still holds true.

Looking at leadership from a dog’s point of view

May 10, 2023
Dogs, like people, have different styles of leadership. I saw this as a field hand on my grandfather’s farm and would like to share a few lessons with today’s leaders as we adapt to a post-quarantine world. Let’s compare sheepdogs versus wolf-like dogs, such as German Shepherds, and learn the differing leadership styles.

Uncover top motivators for employee learning

May 10, 2023
Competitive companies know that the ever-changing world requires them to adapt on a regular basis. LinkedIn’s 2023 Workplace Learning Report notes that skill sets for jobs have changed by around 25% since 2015, and this number is expected to double by 2027. Organizations lacking workers dedicated to continuous professional development jeopardize their future.

How to build better bosses while improving your own skills

April 21, 2023
There is no debate that an employee’s boss is the most influential factor in the employee experience. Still, much needs to change to consistently fill workplaces with better bosses. To adjust to this new reality, companies must commit to prioritizing and protecting time for managers to participate in ongoing learning. This kind of regular development work is among the most important ways you can spend your time.

Bosses who bully: How to grow your spine and manage abrasive leadership behavior

April 12, 2023
Workplace bullying by managers is an issue that impacts employees in many ways. The professional consequences of workplace bullying include employee disengagement, low morale, lowered productivity and increased turnover. However, workplace bullying can also profoundly impact the employee’s personal life and mental health.

3 essential skills to build the leader in you

April 12, 2023
Want to grow or excel in your leadership role? Here are three essential skills that will help you along the way.

How to engineer empathy in your organization

April 12, 2023
Dr. Nicole Price, author of Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in Your Organization, says most people seek help from her thinking other people are the problem.

Ways managers can utilize LinkedIn

April 7, 2023
Good managers constantly strive to improve. “Everyone wins when the leader gets better” is one of the mantras of Craig Groeschel, bestselling author and host of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. One way to improve is to engage and learn from other leaders. A great way to do that is through LinkedIn. Here are a few ways leaders can make this business platform work for them.

How to strengthen your empathy muscle—crucial for managers

March 3, 2023
Being a good manager isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and effort to develop the skills and abilities necessary to effectively lead a team. Valuable lessons are learned through trial and error, and the constantly changing work landscape necessitates the development of new methods and approaches to ensure your people-first intent is received as such.

When everyone leads

February 8, 2023
Yes, that’s the title of a new book by Ed O’Malley and Julia Fabris McBride, but it’s also what the authors describe as an effort to frame leadership as an activity for all employees to participate in. It’s about leaders encouraging feedback where the result leads to higher engaged employees. With engagement rates falling, that’s something all leaders should get behind.