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How to negotiate nicely without being a pushover
Harvard Business Review
We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that this kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without burning important bridges?
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7 ways to identify leaders among your employees
Fast Company
Recognizing tomorrow's leaders today is vital for your company's long-term success. Here's the only checklist you need.
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Mentoring and leading go hand in hand
By Betty Boyd
Leadership is an opportunity to give back, and mentoring is the best way to build future leaders. Mentoring allows leaders to pass on their knowledge, which benefits both those being mentored and the organization. Here are four tips to help make mentoring matter.
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Is the fire service culture good?
Fire Chief
Linda Willing writes: Is fire service culture good or bad? This is a question I ask at the beginning of a presentation I do for fire service leaders. Of course, it's a trick question. Asking whether any culture is good or bad misses the point about what culture is and how it affects individuals' actions and choices.
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To make meetings count, don't count past 1 (per week)
Entrepreneur
We all know the feeling of looking at our calendars and realizing that a day of back-to-back meetings looms ahead. Panic sets in, knowing the whole day will be spent talking about what needs to be done but not actually doing it. Many companies have implemented approaches to increase productivity. But how can you increase meeting productivity in your workforce?
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Leading into the unknown
Talent Management
Some leaders may feel crippled by today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business landscape. Five leadership characteristics can help leaders find success.
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There's a difference between cooperation and collaboration
Harvard Business Review
Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. However, meshing the skills and resources of different departments to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said than done. It takes much more than people being willing to get together, share information and cooperate.
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The easiest way for leaders to do the hardest (and right) things
Terry St. Marie More Human Leadership
There's a big return on investment for leaders who are willing to do the right thing, even when it's a very hard to do. It’s simple and worth restating: Doing the right thing, and promptly, is paramount to leadership success.
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Why good leaders make bad decisions
Peter Barron Stark
Every leader makes mistakes, but how you handle the aftermath of a mistake is critical. Great leaders ensure that poor choices don't compound their mistakes. They also make sure they learn from their mistakes and develop actions to handle the situation differently in the future.
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Are you building the best teams?
Lead on Purpose
The central competency of any leader is the ability to build a great team. But how? What are the key elements? While sometimes leaders have the luxury of putting a team together from scratch, more often they inherit a team they need to build into a "best team." Here are a few key things.
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