Posts Tagged "training"

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from dozens of cultures, and from different generations, Baby Boomers to Millennials, and I have found that if you provide these four simple things your team will appreciate you, follow you, and achieve great results.

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Leadership is simple. Don’t overcomplicate it.

Six Ways You’re Turning Off Everyone Who’s Trying To Help You Find A Job

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You already know that asking for help in your job search is a smart thing to do–that’s why you did it. Research suggests that the vast majority of job offers come by networking (no surprise there), but especially through those “weak connections” in your professional circle–that intern manager from a few years back, the marketing exec you met briefly at a conference and forgot to take out for coffee afterward.

Since it’s these sorts of people who actually tend to prove most helpful, it can be tricky to enlist their support. They’re not close friends or colleagues, so they may not have a strong personal stake in seeing you succeed. But many are willing to offer a hand, just as long as you don’t give them reason to regret it. Here are some of the most common ways job seekers wind up stepping on their contacts’ toes or wasting their time, and what it takes to avoid doing so.

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Don’t make anyone you’ve asked for favors or referrals wind up regretting it.

‘Being Yourself’ Is The Key To Successful Leadership — Why Is It So Hard?

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

There might still be some professionals and executives out there who long for the “good, old days” of workplace management. The days when you told your employees what to do and expected them to just get on with it. Assuming they didn’t want to suddenly find themselves unemployed.

But obviously that’s not you is it? You understand that leadership in the modern world is about engagement, about winning hearts and minds across your team. Above all, about being “authentic.”

Authenticity has become a favorite buzz-word in management circles and research suggests it is an important characteristic for leaders to have. In these days of galloping cynicism about leaders of all types in organizations big and small, in business or politics, being seen as someone who actually aligns the values they propound with their actions seems to be highly motivating. And this, in turn leads to better staff retention, closer team cohesion and improved performance.

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Behavioral integrity is effective, because it improves your communication. And you can develop it.

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