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Posts in Leadership

(Infographic) Leading Organizational Change - The Dos and Don'ts

Leading Org Change Infograph_thumb2-smSuccessful change management starts with leadership. Employees look to leaders in times of transition. That means the way leaders introduce and manage change impacts employee performance and the overall success of the initiative. This infographic features 5 things leaders do to derail change followed by the top 5 things leaders to to drive successful change.

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Media Partners Research Finds 5 Key Influences on Employee Experience

Host_3 Key Infl blog_2How do we make that time the best it can be for employees? That’s the question that motivated Media Partners’ most recent pulse survey. We asked the HR, L&D, and business pros we serve which of eight major organizational factors they feel are most important when it comes to positively affecting the employee experience. 

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3 Crucial Communication Tips for Team Leaders

MMTeams_mainFor leaders charged with managing a team, there are 3 areas where communication skills can make a significant impact: (1) when conveying the "big picture," (2) when communicating good news, and (3) when bearing bad news. Knowing what to say, as well as when and how to say it, is a key aspect of building and sustaining high team performance.

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Kickstarting a Growth Mindset -- In Yourself and Those You Manage

Kickstarter_1_blogWhat is a growth mindset? Some use it synonymously with lifelong or continuous learning. But it originated with Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. This article explains more about Dweck's work while providing helpful tips for developing a growth mindset in yourself and those you manage.

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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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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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