leadership

Tales of Ambiversion

Tales of Ambiversion

Thoughts on influence, leadership, and identity One of the best known “personality” tests in use today is the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). This assessment measures a person’s preferences among four dichotomies; the extent to which a person expresses these preferences determines how they experience the world — and how others experience them. The MBTI can(…)

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Multipliers

Multipliers

Multipliers bring out the intelligence in others. They build collective, viral intelligence in organizations. Everyone around them gets smarter and more capable. Multipliers invoke each person’s unique intelligence and create an atmosphere of genius — innovation, productive effort, and collective intelligence. There are also Diminishers in many organizations. These leaders are absorbed in their own(…)

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Seven Tips in Seven Minutes: Coach Like a Pro

Seven Tips in Seven Minutes: Coach Like a Pro

The most effective leaders in any organization are those who have mastered the art of coaching. The goal of the coach should be to increase the team’s accountability, clarity, empowerment, problem-solving, self-correction, confidence, integrity, personal growth, and, of course, productivity. To become a great coach, begin by reviewing these “must do” steps: Ask good questions(…)

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Seven Signs Your Employees Hate You

Seven Signs Your Employees Hate You

If employee retention and productivity is down, maybe it’s you and not them. (Adapted from salary.com) True or false? As long as your team members get their work done, it doesn’t matter whether they count you as their bosom buddy or  think you are the greatest supervisor ever, right? Wrong. Studies have shown a direct(…)

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Leadership Behaviors

Leadership Behaviors

What does it take to be a great leader? Many different scholars have compiled lists of the skills that they consider to be essential for effective leadership. These lists vary, but they do share many of the same common elements. Most believe that effective leaders need to listen, help, encourage, and contribute. They need to(…)

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