Inside a Leader’s Toolbox

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A leader needs a good set of tools. No, I don’t mean that all leaders should have a hammer and a rachet set behind their desks. I mean metaphorical tools to utilize when the timing is right.

What Leadership Training Courses Can Do for Your Organization

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Low retention. High turnover. Young, talented employees hopping from one job to the next. High costs of retraining after these talented individuals leave. These are realities every company is dealing with in 2019, especially with such a hot job market and so much opportunity to be had.

Balance listed in top three core values by young talent

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As I gave a lesson for juniors and seniors at Indiana University yesterday, we did an exercise to discover each student’s core values. I was amazed that roughly 60% of the class had “Balance” in their top 3 from a selection of over 40 options.

10 of 10: A Modern-Day Leader Gives to Causes They Believe In

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If you’ve kept up with our ten-part series on what it takes to be an effective modern leader, you’ll see a theme of giving. A great leader gives respect to others before they receive it. A great leader gives time and attention to their community. A great leader gives an example of self-respect through the way they dress. A great leader even gives themselves time for reflection and the grace of knowing the value of recharging their brains through scheduled quiet time.

8 of 10: A Modern-Day Leader Shows Respect Before Expecting It

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On rare occasions, when we go into work environments to teach and coach on leadership development, we sometimes encounter leaders that are a bit guarded. For whatever reason, there can be an element of feeling like, “These guys don’t know what it takes to lead in my position,” or “I lead just fine, and I don’t need this stuff.”