Why Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values Really Do Matter

Guest post from Chris Griffiths:Being able to define your purpose, mission, vision and values allows you to plan for your company’s future success. The Purpose/Mission/Vision/Values concept can apply to just about anybody in any business. Whether you’re an established company, an enthusiastic start-up or a remote worker, use this strategy to help define who you…

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Transform Your Team With This Innovative Approach

Guest post from Eric Coryell:Accountability.  Good employees are accountable.  Good leaders hold their employees accountable.  Good organizations have accountable cultures. But what does it really mean to be accountable?  And what happens when someone isn’t accountable?  How leaders deal with non-accountable behavior goes a long way to defining the culture of an organization. The generally…

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Diversity and Inclusion – Two Very Different Concepts

Guest post from Stephen Frost and Raafi-Karim Alidina:To build an inclusive organisation, there are two main things you need to do.  You need to de-bias the systems that run the organisation, such as recruitment, pay, procurement, talent management and marketing.  And you need to lead inclusively.  Whilst both are important, leadership is the cornerstone, without…

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Leadership Irony: To Accomplish More, Do Less

Guest post from Sara Canaday:As leaders, we are, by definition, doers. We finish. We deliver. We get results. And we love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with crossing things off our “to-do” lists. The tougher the task, the better we like it. We revel in being that person people bring the undoable to and…

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10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

Guest post from Greg Bustin: Leaders are in the decision-making business.Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest.What’s your decision-making process?There are 10 questions leaders…

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The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt:Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important.  But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?Leadership is “the action of leading a group of people or an organisation”, and there…

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Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “The High Cost of Lost Trust,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002. In that piece, he described his team’s efforts to examine a specific hypothesis (“Employee commitment drives customer service”) in the US operations of a major hotel chain. They…

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The Lion on the Desk

Guest post by David Komlos and David Benjamin:You arrive at work one morning, take the elevator up to your appointed floor, amble down the carpeted hallway staring at your shoes and wondering what the day has in store for you, open your door…and there sits a ferocious lion. As startled as you are, the lion…

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