Your Team Will Only Be as Loyal to You as You Are to Them

Loyalty is still alive and not for sale. Loyalty, like trust, is easy to tear down and priceless to build up and maintain. True loyalty is never based on lavish perks or fear-driven and based on a threat that something will be taken away or replaced. Employee loyalty is nurtured through creating a more human-centered workplace culture. Culture…

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Drive Real Innovation by Re-discovering Your Intrinsic Entrepreneurial Mindset

Developing an entrepreneurial mindset doesn’t require an MBA or millions of dollars. It does, however, demand that you’re willing to imagine new ways to solve problems, embrace failure and create extraordinary value. Most people associate entrepreneurship with the stuff of fairy tales. The most successful among them have become near-archetypes — the rags-to-riches underdog (Howard Schultz), the unorthodox…

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Lavish Perks Are Nice But In The 21st Century Employees Are Seeking More

All the perks in the world won’t mean anything if you don’t show your employee the respect they deserve. Corporations can’t treat their people like cogs in a machine and expect them to keep coming back. Your people want evidence of mutual commitment, investment, and personal development before pledging their undying loyalty. Business loyalty is…

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7 Ways To De-Throne The Drama Queen In The Workplace

Like tornados, drama queens whirl through the workplace, suck the oxygen out of the air you breathe, and their strength leaves behind a huge swathe of destruction. Like emotional vampires, they zap the energy out of you in five seconds. For the drama queen, the workplace is their stage. They immerse you in crisis driven…

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7 Ways Leaders Undermine Trust and Destroy Their Company Culture Without Even Realizing It

Twenty-first-century workplaces continue to evolve rapidly and dramatically. People not long ago were blocked from accessing social media at their workplace; today we trust individuals can represent their the brand through this ubiquitous medium of communication and collaboration. By its very nature trust is distinctly human. It is both emotional and logical. It is the foundation…

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The 7 Leadership Building Blocks for Courageous Workplaces

In a business world, most people want to rise to the occasion and get ahead. Yet it is rare to find those who are truly courageous. History has shown that when people have stepped up, taken risks and lead, even when things are precarious, they generally prevail. Aristotle said that courage is the first virtue because…

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How Humility Keeps Your Ego From Hijacking Your Leadership and Team Success

Ego is one of the biggest problems that humanity faces. Being egoless is not possible; however, you can keep yours in check to create business success. When you are over-invested with your own self-worth, ego is running the show. Each person has beliefs and fears about their value, and when under stress, defensive or over-inflated behaviors play out.…

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Your Team Will Succeed Only if They Trust Each Other

Bureaucracy exists were trust doesn’t. Excessive process and micromanaging exist because people don’t trust each other to do what’s right and what’s needed. In a digital era where social tools make you more visible and accessible, you make personal and business decisions based on trust daily. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer, often identified as the benchmark…

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Resolving Your Self-Doubts Removes a Huge Barrier to Business Success

Women entrepreneurs represent some of the best business leaders the world has ever seen. Entrepreneurship, once deemed a man’s world, has slowly shifted. Despite the movement, women still encounter challenges. In the 21st century, a women-owned business makes up more than 11.6 million firms. They employ more than nine million people and, as of 2017, have generated more…

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To Become a Leader Stop Schmoozing Others and Focus on Yourself

First impressions endure. Therefore, be cognizant of the impression you give off. People will be more likely to like, trust and get to know you if you start on the right foot. When people first meet, your brain conducts a trans-derivational search looking for proof that ignores everything that goes against your initial thoughts. If your appearance appears sloppy, people…

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