7 Personality Traits Powerful Leaders Share

Whether you want to lead a team, community, large corporation or startup, these 7 personality traits powerful leaders share will help you succeed.

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The 7 Skills of Highly Effective Millennial Leaders

Millennials occupy a majority of the American workforce. David Grossman draws on his experience to share 7 skills of highly effective millennial leaders.

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Advice I Wish I’d Heard at Graduation 7 Years Ago

For many students, graduation day can’t come soon enough. Our team member Jeremy Chandler shares some advice for graduates in the class of 2017.

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Four Essential Leadership Ladders

Leadership ladders leave individuals and places better than before. In family, self, organization, and community, leadership ladders matter.

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Leadership Fails and Who Cares?

Something isn’t working. Leadership fails. MBA programs produce mismanagement. Henry Mintzberg thinks so. Read his recent post – “MBAs as CEOs: Some Troubling Evidence.” “And their MBA programs do well in training for the business functions, such as finance and marketing, if not for management. So why do they persist in promoting this education for…

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When You Want to Give Up: Responding to Frustrations While Leading Change

  “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Has it ever been more difficult to be patience? Today, patience can seem as optional and unnecessary as ordering a DVD from Netflix when it’s available for instant streaming. The explosion of technology like Amazon Instant, Spotify and UberEats has removed barriers…

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Fighting Analysis Paralysis

While I have always been an over-thinker, there are some moments or seasons where this tendency is on hyper-drive. Sometimes it is late at night, where I find myself doing play-by-play on the events of the day, wondering if I handled everything right. Other times it happens when I am facing a difficult decision and…

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Distrust Yourself to Gain Trust of Others

Trust vanishes. In an unexpected way, distrust prepares the comeback of trust. Distrust sets the correction required, and business leaders can be the example. Gain Trust: A Place to Begin A Trust Depression exists. A saving element is the view of business. In the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, 3 out of 4 respondents “agree a…

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7 Ways to Develop Leadership Skills While Volunteering

Guest Post by Jessica Freeman You sign up for a volunteering program, willing to learn as much as possible. However, the disappointment occurs shortly after: you realize that the people in the organization are giving you silly tasks and you don’t even get in touch with the leaders. How are you supposed to obtain leadership…

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What Simon Sinek Got Wrong about Millennials in the Workplace

During the past month, several individuals sent me the YouTube video of Simon Sinek discussing Millennials in the workplace. The interview is conducted by Inside Quest. The first time I watched it, I thought there were some valid points, but other elements didn’t sit well. After watching it several times, it became more clear that…

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The 5 Most Important Hats You Can Wear as a Leader This Year

It’s funny how something as little as one number can massively change how we feel about our lives. The move from one year to the next creates anticipation, expectation, dread, and even anxiety. During the first few days (or even weeks) of a new year, we wrestle with our desire for change and the sense…

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How Long Until New Year Becomes Old Year?

Each new year, we start with good intentions. Before too long, the new year becomes the old year. We do not change, and our bad habits grow and expand. After all, if we survive with the bad habits, why not do more? When change does not stick, we go deeper into the bad habits. After…

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