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Rise Above Office Politics rise above office politics

 How do you deal with office politics? Some symptoms of office politics include, people having closed-door meetings–where they are talking about other people on the team–and people with cynical attitudes who gossip in a high-school way. Here are four tips for you to rise above office politics as a leader: 1. Avoid taking part. […]

Setting a Good Example

Setting a Good Example Setting a good example

 Does your team think that you do a good job of setting a good example for them? Think about a leader for whom you have worked, who you think of as being an exemplary demonstration of leading by example. Chances are you are going to think of someone who, when there was extra pressure […]

Avoid Being a Micromanager

Avoid Being a Micromanager avoid being a micromanager

 Could you be a micromanager? How can you stop it? Most people who are micromanagers do not know that they are micromanaging. They think they are being helpful. Here are three things you can do to empower your team and reduce micromanaging: Declare your intent to be helpful. Overtly declare that you want to […]

Explore Your Options

Explore Your Options Explore Your Options - Unique Training and Development

 Do you know why you should consider your options?  You don’t want to narrow down your choices too quickly when solving problems or making decisions. My dad always told me when I was buying something, I needed to look at two or three different options. He was coaching me on how to become a […]

Communication Tips for Effective Leadership

Communication Tips for Effective Leadership Warehouse Workers Walking and Talking

 Communication is an age-old challenge in leadership. The good thing is, there are things that you as a leader can do to become more effective in your communication with your team. Effective communication will help you not only prevent problems and misunderstandings with your team but solve them when they do come up. Follow […]

Are You Creating Your Own Frustrations?

Are You Creating Your Own Frustrations? Are you Creating Your Own Frustrations?

 There are three common frustrations leaders have with their workgroups, that can be linked back to what they, as the leader, are doing. The first frustration that can be linked back to a leader’s actions is employees who are not accountable. Leaders want employees to take ownership and be accountable. They want their workers […]

Maximizing Leadership Training Impact

Maximizing Leadership Training Impact

 What factors make the difference when it comes to the success of leadership training in your organization? How can you as a manager ensure that your leadership team gets the biggest bang for their buck when it comes to leadership training? Here are the three biggest insights we’ve gained over the past 30 plus […]

Rebuilding Broken Trust

Rebuilding Broken Trust

 Rebuilding broken trust is essential in order for your team to be motivated to follow your example. If your team can’t trust you, they won’t be motivated to do what you need them to do. Trust will break down when you, as the leader, promise something to a member of your team, and then […]

Embrace Progressive Discipline

Embrace Progressive Discipline

 Although difficult, it’s important that every front line leader learns how to embrace progressive discipline as a tool to create behavior change. Before we go any further, let’s make sure we all understand what we mean by progressive discipline. It’s the process of applying increasingly severe consequences when an employee fails to correct a […]

Great Leaders Listen

Great Leaders Listen

 One of the key leadership attributes that will make you successful is your ability to listen to your group. When you think about some of the people that you consider to be the most effective communicators, chances are that they’re great listeners. When you listen better as a leader a few things will happen: […]