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How do you view HR’s role as an employee advocate?

Our poll today asks: How do you view HR’s role as an employee advocate? – They’re not strong enough advocates for our employees: 65.32% – They’re good at balancing employee needs versus business needs: 25.9% – They advocate for employees at the expense of the business: 8.78% Employees need a champion. A leader is an […]

A Simple Fix for Better Board Meetings

Board meetings are a total pain. They can also be some of the most powerful get-togethers for your company. The difference between the two is how you approach the meeting itself. Before you say “I never present to the board” and stop reading, allow me to expand the definition of a board meeting. A board […]

Perspective, Pounce, Propel: How to Adjust to Life’s Curve Balls

We all face adversity in our lives. The difference is in how you approach it.  If you’re willing to look past the challenge and have the determination to overcome it, you can achieve more than you ever dreamed was possible. Today’s post is by Patricia Walsh, author of BLIND AMBITION: How To Envision Your Limitless […]

An Easy Trick for Getting the Resources You Need

Resources are tough to come by.  By using a simple, logical approach, you can get your stakeholders to cough up those additional resources you need.  If they’re not willing to do so, at least they’ll understand why you can’t get everything they want done. One of your greatest responsibilities as the leader of a high-performing […]

How financially educated are the members of your team?

Our poll today asks: How financially educated are the members of your team? – They understand our business’ economics very well: 15.67% – They generally understand our business’ economics: 52.61% – They’re somewhat unclear on our business’ economics: 19.4% – They’re clueless about our business’ economics: 12.31% Show them how they matter. It’s hard to […]

A Surefire Way to Screw Up a Reorg

Leading your team through a reorganization is stressful and challenging.  If you’re not careful, you can screw things up – royally. Here’s the cautionary tale of a leader who did exactly that. The following is an excerpt from Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can get your […]

How well do you take care of your physical well-being?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you take care of your own physical well-being? – Very well — I’m a picture of fitness and healthy living: 9.15% – Well — I invest time and energy in it but could do more: 51.3% – Not well — my habits aren’t nearly what they should […]

The 4 Key Approaches to Great Decision-Making

Making great decisions is a key leadership responsibility. If you choose the wrong decision-making style, you could face a disaster.  Choose the right style and you’ll make decisions faster and more effectively. When you make decisions, there are four decision-making styles that you can use. There’s an Autocratic style, a Participatory one, a Democratic style, […]

5 Characteristics of Great Leaders

Today’s post is by Abby Perkins, Editor in Chief at Talent Tribune. When you think of characteristics of a great leader, what comes to mind? It’s probably something like dedication, perseverance or charisma. Maybe it’s the ability to think of big ideas, or the ability to get people to follow. All those things are great […]

How aware are you of negative perceptions of your actions?

Our reader poll today asks: How aware are you of the negative perceptions others might have of your actions? – Very aware — I always know how my actions can be seen negatively: 29.66% – Aware — I know the perceptions of major actions but miss seeing others: 56.51% – Not very aware — I […]