Friday Resource: Taking Responsibility Is the Highest Mark of Great Leaders

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and describes why leaders with a track record of taking responsibility – for both individual and team actions – are more likely to be promoted than candidates with similar qualifications. Forbes Contributor, Zack Zenger, believes that a leader’s demonstrated willingness to… Read the full article →

Friday Resource: All Successful Leaders Need This Quality: Self-Awareness

This week’s Fierce resource was originally published by Forbes and discusses the quality all successful leaders should possess – self-awareness. According to a study conducted by Green Peak Partners, one of the most important and also undervalued leadership qualities is self-awareness. This has long been regarded as a “soft” skill,… Read the full article →

Friday Resource: Your Employees’ Emotions Are Clues to What Motivates Them

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review  and explains why employees’ emotions are clues to what motivates them.    Emotional intelligence is one of the most important leadership characteristics. One of the reasons this is such a desired trait is that emotional intelligence helps us… Read the full article →

Friday Resource: How to Quit Your Procrastination Habit Once and for All

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Fastcompany.com and explains why people tend to procrastinate, and some solutions to this common issue.  Leo Babauta of Fast Company asserts that most people know the solutions to procrastination – they are simply unaware that they are procrastinating in the first… Read the full article →

Friday Resource: Great Managers Can Fix Broken Performance Management Systems

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Gallup.com and discusses how high performing managers can fix broken performance management systems. A Gallup study on The State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders revealed that companies hiring managers based on their talents and fit for the… Read the full article →

Friday Resource: How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

This week’s Friday Resource was originally published by Harvard Business Review and details how to handle difficult work situations. Difficult conversations and situations are part of our lives. For those in a management role, these conversations can be more common than you’d like.  Whether you are delivering bad news… Read the full article →