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Know these essentials for successful talent-focused leadership
Know these essentials for successful talent-focused leadership

Leaders and managers are uniquely positioned to affect talent. Here are some traits of leaders who are talent-focused.

Want to inspire employees? Create authentic emotional connection
Want to inspire employees? Create authentic emotional connection

Emotional connections are no longer optional for leaders. Here are 3 basics every leader needs to do if they want to treat employees right.

Leaving command and control and stepping into authentic leadership
Leaving command and control and stepping into authentic leadership

Big Think's founding CEO shares how she grew as a leader over 13 years, including why command-and-control leadership doesn't work in today's business world.

Introverted leaders are hidden talent who can move your company forward
Introverted leaders are hidden talent who can move your company forward

Part of being a great leader is promoting talented people, and you might be missing out on introverts and other hidden talent. Here's what to look for.

How leaders can respond to "new year, not-so-new challenges" syndrome
How leaders can respond to "new year, not-so-new challenges" syndrome

The new year's energy fades quickly. How can leaders help their teams and employees move forward throughout all of the coming year?

Proud and connected at work: New ways to recruit and grow citizens
Proud and connected at work: New ways to recruit and grow citizens

What does it mean to be a citizen at the workplace? And how can leaders develop and nurture this quality of person?

How to identify tough bosses and bad bosses
How to identify tough bosses and bad bosses

Bosses aren't always easy to work for, but a boss who has high standards isn't the same as one who's just bad at the job. Learn the differences.

Fixing the manager class: It starts with top leaders
Fixing the manager class: It starts with top leaders

It's time to quit creating traps for our managers. Read on for how you can coach and empower your managers to be true stewards for their teams.

Fingerprints: The key to getting your proposal implemented
Fingerprints: The key to getting your proposal implemented

Your executive team proposal needs to be good, but you also need to be good at persuading key players to back you. Here's why.

2020 in review: Handling annual conversations with employees
2020 in review: Handling annual conversations with employees

Leaders still need to have annual performance and development conversations with employees. But they'll need to be different, because nothing in 2020 has been normal.

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