Posts Tagged "develop"

How Becoming A Good Listener Can Make You A Better Leader

Posted on July 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Running a business is an inherently emotional experience. Even the most stoic leaders are bound to find themselves becoming invested not only in outcomes, but in people and processes as well.


While emotional leadership is often regarded as a liability, lack of personal investment can also bring about negative outcomes.


I’ve learned that the best leaders are those who can recognize emotionally-charged situations, rise above the passions of the movement, and maintain a level head. Good leaders are quick to listen and slow to anger.

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Want to become a better leader? Talk less and listen more.

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.

Yet culture doesn’t just happen. It takes visionary, servant leadership at the top creating the environment for intrinsically motivated employees to release discretionary effort.

These are selfless leaders who shine the spotlight on others instead of themselves. They have one thing in mind: How do I empower my tribe to reach their potential? You’ll find that they are givers–in a personal, leadership, and organizational sense.

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The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.

You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Are you getting enough sleep? Before you answer, try this: Sometime during your workday, sit down (at your desk is fine) and close your eyes. For the next few minutes, just focus on your breathing, paying attention to each inhale and exhale. This is a standard mindfulness exercise. If you find yourself getting drowsy, then sorry, but you’re not sleeping enough.

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You might not feel tired, but your sleep deficit is probably holding back your cognitive functioning.

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