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Whether you’re a natural leader—inspiring others at work, at home, or in community projects—or aspire to become one, you’re bound to find some gems in these pages help you on your way. There are articles on the meaning of leadership, leading a generational workforce, community and...

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In the CBS reality TV series Undercover Boss, Fortune 500 CEOs discover that what they think they know about their companies and what they actually know are very different. For more years than I care to remember, I’ve had bosses. Each boss I’ve had has had at least one leadership trait...
Tag(s): leadership, professional development

The fundamental conditions of success are much easier to identify, and much easier to achieve, than most of us make them. They’re very specific and very constant. Most importantly, they aren’t as distant as we often imagine them to be.
Tag(s): leadership, professional development

In any department, it’s only the manager who does the leading, right? David Ratcliffe disagrees. He submits that anyone can embody the characteristics of leadership without necessarily being an official leader, and without causing a disruption.
Tag(s): leadership, service desk, professional development

Every leader is responsible for encouraging fresh thinking and harnessing their team’s creativity to move the business forward. No one else is in a better position to question the status quo, hear ideas about keeping the company competitive, and act on relevant ideas. Yes, leaders face urgent...
Tag(s): leadership

We hear a lot about personal branding these days. But why? What does it actually mean? Is it really even necessary? With rapidly changing technologies and ever-growing social media platforms, creating a strong, unique, and clear personal brand is critical to maintaining a competitive edge, for...
Tag(s): leadership

For some people, being a leader means being in command of others. However, while it’s true that leaders often end up having the power of command, good leadership starts with internal qualities. A person who is inspirational, understands others, shares powerful ideas, and invests other people...
Tag(s): leadership

Tough breaks happen. Bones break, hearts break. Referees make bad calls. Networks go down, stress goes up, less-capable colleagues get the promotion. We may be plagued by problems, but focusing on the unfairness of life induces self-doubt, rationalization, and mediocrity—and despair. We must get...
Tag(s): leadership