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Posts in Leadership

Why Training and Development for Modern Managers Is So Critical

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Some research has concluded that only one in 10 people have the kind of innate talent needed to excel in management. However, with the proper training and development, many mangers can build the capabilities they need to become engaging, high-performing leaders. 

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What Leaders Can Learn from Lobsters

Lobster blog_thumbnailWhen it comes to what can help a leader grow…lobsters provide an important insight. Watch this 1-minute clip.

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[Video] Getting Your Employees Out of Their Shells: A Leadership Lesson Inspired By Turtles

Lead-now-turtleSome employees share ideas easily, while others need a bit more time to warm up and come out of their shells. This 55-second video clip explains why it’s important for leaders to create a work environment where employees feel safe giving input and presenting ideas.

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Showing Appreciation - Training Activity

appreciation-thumbHelping people gain insight into the importance of being appreciative and showing appreciation can benefit both the employee and the organization. This training activity helps build awareness is this area.

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How Executives Pay Learning Forward: Leaders-as-Teachers Programs

leaders as teachersLeaders-as-teachers programs have been directly linked to organizational performance. Formally incorporating the approach into a blended learning portfolio can be a differentiating L&D strategy, and one that offers business leaders unique opportunities to pay learning forward.  This article offers L&D Tips for Driving Successful Leaders-as Teachers Programs.

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The Science of Storytelling: How Storytelling Shapes Our Behavior

storytelling-dog-2When we hear or read a word, hundreds of signals activate the visual, auditory, and language-processing regions of our brains in a matter of milliseconds. They tap into our working memory, long-term memory, and even our subconscious to give things meaning. Considering all these responses are elicited by a single word, imagine what your brain looks like while processing an entire story.

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Build a Culture of Accountability: A 4-Step Strategy for L&D

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“I am accountable” is a statement many people make with satisfaction, pride, and a sense of strength and accomplishment. It’s also one that many learning professionals would like to hear more often in their organizations.
This post outlines accountability's many benefits (to individuals and organizations) and presents L&D with a 4-step strategy for building accountability organization-wide.

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The 5 Conflict Management Styles: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

conflict quiz thumb 2Conflict is inevitable—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Without conflict, there would be no diversity of thought, no pushing the boundaries, no intellectual debates. We are built to overcome adversity, hopefully gaining strength and a new sense of perspective in the process. However, it’s important to approach conflict constructively to achieve optimal results for all parties involved.

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How to Build and Maintain High-Performance Teamwork

teamwork-thumbMuch employee time is spent working in teams. Organizations have a lot riding on the degree to which teams achieve their goals.  Finding ways to optimize team performance benefits everyone.

This article and infographic reveal 7 characteristics of high-performing teams. Managers receive insights into how each one can be developed and maintained.

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11 Workplace Behavior-Changing Tips for the New Year

info-thumb2New Year, New You! With bellies full and spirits high, we ride into the new year on a wave of optimism. It’s a time for new beginnings, clean slates, and finally purchasing that gym membership that’s been sitting in your Groupon cart. In 2018, we at Media Partners strive to become better versions of ourselves at work-- starting with the way we think. From challenging our “Rebuttal Brain” to something as simple as sharing a smile, we’ve identified 11 Success Behaviors for the New Year.

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