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Jul 30, 2021

Strategies to Build Your Own Corporate University

Participants in a corporate university

To enhance innovation and keep everyone updated on industry knowledge, create a company culture that's focused on learning. Harness virtual tools and offer options for different learning styles to keep everyone engaged.

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/376574

Jul 30, 2021

Do You Know What Type of Corporate Culture Your Employees Actually Want?

Corporate culture

To learn what type of corporate culture fits your organization best, just ask your employees. Knowing whether they prefer routine or variety, or formal or casual communication, you can build an ideal atmosphere.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2021/06/30/do-you-know-what-type-of-corporate-culture-your-employees-actually-want/?sh=21950ecf1ef3

Jul 29, 2021

Seven Tips To Lead A Remote Team Successfully In 2021

Leading your team remotely

Remote work is here to stay, and many companies are adjusting to remote or hybrid work methods. How are you handling it? Believe it or not, you can still create team effectiveness when you're not in the same office.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2021/06/17/seven-tips-to-lead-a-remote-team-successfully-in-2021/?sh=168b2bde4743

Jul 29, 2021

3 Leadership Lessons to Learn From Elon Musk

Not everything that billionaire Elon Musk does with his team will work for yours, but there's still something you can learn from him.

Link: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/374462

Jul 27, 2021

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth by Amy Edmondson

Neuroscience shows that fear consumes brain power, impairing analytic thinking, creative insight and problem solving. Edmondson, of Harvard Business School, weaves together case studies, research and insights to show how Psychological Safety (which lowers this fear) is essential to producing high performance in our VUCA world. She defines Psychological Safety as an organizational or team climate in which people are comfortable expressing themselves and sharing concerns and mistakes without fear of embarrassment or retribution. Edmondson describes the leader’s role in carefully cultivating candor and transparency and in reframing failure as a pathway to innovative and independent thinking.

HIGHLIGHT(S): Edmondson celebrates the competitive advantage of Psychological Safety at firms like Pixar (candid feedback and “early” failures as key parts of the creative process) and Bridgewater Associates, (“if you think it, you must say it”). It’s easy to come up with unfortunate counterexamples in the #MeToo era, and even in China’s handling of the Coronavirus.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Organization-Psychological-Workplace-Innovation-dp-1119477247/dp/1119477247/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1581004339

Jul 27, 2021

If You Say These 5 Phrases Often, You're a Better Leader Than You Think

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Words matter. What are you saying to your team? Phrases like "I don't know" and "What can I do to help" are commonly used by great leaders. They demonstrate humility and trust in your team.

Link: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/if-you-say-these-5-phrases-often-youre-a-better-leader-than-you-think.html

Jul 26, 2021

Office Politics: How True Leaders Win

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Backstabbing and gossip aren't the way to succeed in office politics. With executive coaching, you and your team can learn the best skills to be great leaders. Building strong teams, cultivating high-performance skills, and developing your leadership style are just a few of the things you'll learn.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnrex/2021/06/16/office-politics-how-true-leaders-win/?sh=6c985acb27c1

Jul 26, 2021

Why It Is Important For All Employees To Lead

The top 10 job skills are leadership related, which is why your entire team needs to learn them. Executive coaching is a great way to cultivate high-performance leadership skills in your team. Consider it for your associates or board-level leaders.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonygambill/2021/06/17/why-it-is-important-for-all-employees-to-lead/?sh=5135ecac232b

Jul 25, 2021

How Executive Coaching For Leaders At Every Level Can Help Your Bottom Line

Leader meeting with his coach

Is your team helping or hurting your bottom line? Executive coaching can help improve how your team functions, so they can lead with confidence and see results. Consider executive coaching for your team today.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2021/06/16/how-executive-coaching-for-leaders-at-every-level-can-help-your-bottom-line/?sh=4b72ae5710c7

Jul 25, 2021

Moving Beyond Functional Leader To Valued Executive Leadership Team Member

Working independently, together

Title isn't everything. You also have to add value to your team and its mission. Are you? Executive coaching can help develop strong leadership skills in teams who want to deliver high impact and improve their performance.

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgebradt/2021/06/08/moving-beyond-functional-leader-to-valued-executive-leadership-team-member/?sh=5b1e7c6321ee

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