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7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight
Remember those old and scratchy vinyl records that would skip and play the same thing over and over until you moved the needle? (I know I'm showing my age, play along.) Well, the Gallup Organization has been playing a tune now for over three decades, one that sure sounds a lot like a scratchy record that won't move forward.

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Leadership and fear

In today's social economy, servant leaders will cast a company vision and enroll their followers to express their voice as co-creators and co-contributors to the vision. 

And their firs...

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Leadership and trust

Good leadership doesn't happen without trust.

Trusting leadership behaviors great companies are known for:

  • Create transparency
  • Confront reality

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Leadership and feedback

Good leaders are willing to listen to feedback.

A leader who listens is open and accountable: he can filter out criticism or drama and find the facts in order to respond appropria...

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Leadership and a positive attitude

Good leaders practice positive thinking, even when things go bad.

They view stressful situations from a more positive perspective, which takes emotional intelligence. Rather than getti...

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Leadership and procrastination

Good leaders are "do-it-now" people. They don't put things off until the last minute, which is a sure way to increase stress levels. 

Good leaders begin doing what they know they ...

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Leaderships and boundaries

Good leaders put strict boundaries on themselves.

They say no to opportunities and things that don't excite them, speak to their values or further their mission in life. They say no to...

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Leadership and love

Love in the leadership-at-work sense is not a feeling; it's expressed as an "action verb." 

It's love that shows up in meeting the needs of others to get results, clearing obstacl...

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Leaderships skills related to EQ

  • Working to inspire and motivate those around;
  • Focus on collaboration between team members, which creates synergy and a better experience for employees;
  • “Walking the talk,” or a...

Talent Spotting

Digital leaders don’t have to do everything themselves, but they must be able to spot the areas of their organization that need improving. Moreover, they need to be able to hire an...

Adaptability

Sudden changes in the industry can disrupt the status quo, potentially derailing the success of your organization. In these situations a leader must remain flexible and adaptable, ready to make the quick decisions that can keep the company on track with minimal negative impact.

Risk-Taking

Putting speed and innovation ahead of tried-and-tested business practices often makes leaders cautious. However, in a fast-changing world, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

For a start-up, the risks can be even greater but innovation is impossible without risk. And if you can’t take risks, you may not be cut out to be a digital leader.

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