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How can teams demonstrate competence?
Management-Issues.com
Even if your team is filled with very talented people, do they all know that? Before you answer, stop and think about this. As a leader, you work hard to have good relationships with each individual member of the team. But how are the relationships between the team members themselves?
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Does maturity really matter in leadership?
By Betty Boyd
Maturity does not always mean you are of a certain age. Leadership expert John Maxwell relates, "Leadership is a process, not a position." Here are four tips on how maturity matters in being a leader regardless of your age.
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10 ways to be the person people like to work with
Entrepreneur
Raw talent, education, experience and competency are no longer enough to thrive in today's competitive economy. Nor is it enough to have the right product or service at the right time to court a client and land the contract. Soft skills are a vital part of fostering a dynamic workforce and being an effective leader. Here are some ways to improve your likability, both personally and professionally.
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5 signs a potential employee will drain your team of energy and creativity
Michael Hyatt Intentional Leadership
Some gadgets come with batteries and some don't. If I told you it's the same with people, which kind would you like to work with: those with or without batteries? I'm willing to help people without batteries, but I'm not willing to hire them. I want everyone in my organization to have their own battery pack. If they don't, they just deplete everyone else.
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The fascinating ways our attitudes about work are changing
Fast Company
The world of work is rapidly changing and, with it, employees' attitudes about what's acceptable on the job. Covering up that you were fired? Fine with many. Not having a professional social-network profile? A total deal breaker for most. These evolving attitudes about work were the focus of The New Norms @Work survey, which polled 15,075 full-time workers between 18 and 66 years of age in 19 countries.
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Make it OK for employees to challenge your ideas
Harvard Business Review
Often, leaders — especially senior ones — fail to seek information that may make them uncomfortable or to engage with individuals who challenge them. As a result, they miss the opportunity to transform insights at the edge of a company into valuable actions at the core. So how do leaders keep themselves from being isolated at the top?
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5 ways to get along with people who aren't like you
Forbes
Almost all of us, at some point in our lives, have had to deal with someone where we've found ourselves thinking, wow, what planet are you from? If you do the following five things pretty consistently, you'll have the beginnings of a planet-to-planet communication system that will help you create better relationships with people who are wired very differently from you.
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