5 Communications Best Practices Of Great Leaders

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By Dana Brownlee – Forbes My previous post “3 Reasons Why Thoroughbred Leaders Make the Best Bosses” defines the Thoroughbred Leader as that rare breed of leader with both strong task and relationship skills. They’re somehow able to lead with firm focus on the goals (and tasks required to reach them) while simultaneously building strong, authentic connections… read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD ETIQUETTE

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-by Anna Kucirkova, for MastersInCommuncations.org The Importance of Good Etiquette- (original posting via Masters In Communications website) If you want to land a job, get into a good school, build a strong career, or maintain lasting personal relationships, it’s important to know how to have good etiquette. For many years Emily Post was the leading… read more

1 super rare sign you’re supposed to be a leader, according to science

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By Leah Thomas via Fairygodboss – Ladders If you’re someone who is able to keep your cool — and care — even when your team is driving you nuts, you were born to be a leader. Leaders are often depicted as cold-hearted, no-nonsense figures without a trace of a soul (think: Miranda Priestly). But recent… read more

Brave Leadership: Seven Hallmarks Of Truly Courageous Leaders

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By Margie Warrell – Forbes A robotic revolution, looming trade wars, random gun violence, chemical warfare… little wonder so many people are feeling anxious. Little wonder also that ‘VUCA’ – a term standing for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambitious – has become such a trendy managerial acronym. We live in anxious and uncertain times. The… read more

Seven Guiding Principles For True Leadership Success

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by Kevin Cashman – Forbes Taking a true measure of our leadership success is no easy task. Do we measure net profit? Gross revenue? Customer satisfaction and loyalty? EBITDA? Quarterly results? Stock price? Social responsibility? While all these yardsticks are crucial, do they really get to the essence of what sustains leadership for the long… read more

5 Reasons Leaders Are Afraid To Challenge The Status Quo

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By Glenn Llopis – Forbes How often have you seen senior leaders challenge the status quo or ask employees to think outside the box? That’s the question the Harvard Business Review put to more than 1,000 employees across industries nationwide. The result? 42% said never or almost never, 32% said sometimes, and 26% said fairly… read more

3 Crucial Skills For Leading Without Authority

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by: Carol Kinsey Goman-FORBES With flatter management structures, increased outsourcing, the move toward collaborative cultures, and the ongoing formation of cross-functional teams, the criterion for the job of leader is changing. More and more people are assigned to leadership roles in which they have no positional authority. The goal of leadership without authority is to… read more

10 habits of super likable leaders

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by: Travis Bradberry-Ladders If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly… read more