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Next in line: Tips for CEOS cleaning up after controversy
Associations Now
Turnover at the top is bound to happen, but when a leader leaves amid controversy, the successor has a particularly tricky job. (Would you want to be the next VA secretary?) Priority number one for CEOs faced with a tough new gig: Regain trust.
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From purpose to impact
Harvard Business Review
Over the past five years, there's been an explosion of interest in purpose-driven leadership. Academics argue persuasively that an executive's most important role is to be a steward of the organization's purpose. Business experts make the case that purpose is a key to exceptional performance, while psychologists describe it as the pathway to greater well-being.
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Sizing up candidates for cultural fit throughout the hiring process
Entrepreneur
While skills and qualifications are important, more organizations are looking at candidates' cultural fit to ensure they are hiring the right person for the job. Last June, Gallup found 70 percent of the American workforce is disengaged on the job, costing the U.S. economy as much as $550 billion in lost productivity. This isn't the only reason companies are looking more carefully at this factor.
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How leaders win with strategic innovation
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As modern leaders are aware, risk and uncertainty are on the rise today, and making mistakes is currently the No. 1 fear in the workplace. But if your organization wants to continually change, adapt and reinvent itself, it's worth noting that we must become comfortable with all of these factors and constantly seek ways to mitigate them. Granted, a certain level of discomfort will always be present in any new venture — but our worries can also serve as powerful motivators, indicators of new opportunities and driving forces that fuel continuing innovation.
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9 leadership traits that stand the test of time
Forbes
Ten years ago, I was lucky to join forces with Andrea Redmond, Charles A. Tribbett III and their team at Russell Reynolds Associates, Bruce Kasanoff writes. We gathered leadership insights from some of the world's most successful business leaders. The result was the book Business Evolves, Leadership Endures. Here are the nine leadership traits we featured in the book, along with quotes from some of the business leaders we interviewed.
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Establishing a safety climate through leadership
IAFC
Leadership can be defined as how we as fire chiefs influence our fire departments to achieve a common goal. So isn't it our job as fire chiefs to influence our members in everything our organizations do? Shouldn't we champion residential fire sprinklers in our communities by having them in our own homes?
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What every great boss knows
Inc.
Getting the most out of your employees requires more than just strong leadership skills. The best managers know how to create a healthy working environment by being good listeners and building trust with their staff. Becoming a great manager doesn't require going to business school. Experience, good instincts and smart advice from a trusted source can also get you there.
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