Category: Culture

Bringing Cheer to Your Workplace

It’s the holiday season and everyone is trying to spread love and cheer everywhere but what about spreading that cheer at our workplace? As leaders, it is part of our responsibility to motivate our employees and give them a pleasant and happy environment. In a recent post on the Blake Connect blog, this topic was

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But that doesn’t apply to us…

How many times have you been working on building a strategy and have looked at a solution used by someone else and said “that wouldn’t work for me or my organization”? I know I have fallen into that habit many times. You may feel that the normal rules don’t apply in your situation. It must

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Company Culture overcoming Leadership

Have you ever worked in a place where the culture is so important that everyone becomes almost lemming-like? Though a company’s culture is extremely important, it is also wise to stay in touch with reality and not be overtaken by the influence of the all-powerful culture. On the Leadership Training blog, author Bill Stinnett wrote

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Leading from Example: Delta Airlines

Many times I find that the best ideas for improving my leadership style and methods come from the example of others. And so it is beneficial to occasionally stop and look around to take in what others are doing that makes them successful. In his post today, author Art Petty wrote of his recent experience

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Positive Leadership

We all have downtimes and setbacks but as leaders, we are responsible to motivate our teams to perform. One of the best ways to do this is to practice positive leadership. Learn to spin what may first appear as a negative into an opportunity. On the LeadershipTraq blog, Mick Ukleja wrote a post today about

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Loving Where You Work

I was taken today by an excellent article on Fast Company.com’s leadership blog by Tony Schwartz. In the article, he discussed what makes a job great and what makes us love where we work. As leaders, not only does it matter to us what creates a great work environment for ourselves but also for those

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How Many Leaders are Really Effective?

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are looking for ways to be a more effective leader and improve your leadership skills. But what percentage of leaders are really doing that? As pointed out in a great article I read today on HR Magazine.com by Helen Giles, we are constantly told what it

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A Leader Should Start Counting…

Leaders are required to show evidence for their successes. How do they do this? Using metrics and evidence. But we aren’t always measuring everything that we could be to give us the full picture of our effectiveness. In his blog “Eight Unusual Things Leaders Should Measure”, Kevin Eikenberry gives ideas for different variants that we

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Managing Change

I can’t begin to tell you how many articles I have read over the years about change and the difficulties of managing any change – minor or major. And why do you suppose we see this subject come up time and time again? “The only thing constant is change.” – have you heard that one?

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The Value of Women in the Workplace

Today I found an article on the Harvard Business Review titled “Defend Your Research: What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women“. I was immediately intrigued as I am a woman so anytime I see that there is research that adding women will help, I want to read more. The overall finding of the article was:

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