Posts Tagged "develop"

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.

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. We might look up the meanings of common terms and access maps of key attractions.

Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to spend time up front connecting and creating a common language with your team. When your team knows how you like to work and how you plan to manage them, they’re able to produce results faster. When you know how each of your direct reports likes to work and communicate, you’re able to save time when setting direction and following up.

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An exercise for new managers.

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