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Jun 7, 2022

How Leaders Inspire Dispersed Teams

2022-06-07T21:11:16+00:00June 7th, 2022|Performance Blog|

We don't work together anymore--at least not all in the same place at the same time.  Dispersed teams have become a new normal and leaders need to adjust.  Intersecting social identity theory and leadership research, a study highlighted the importance of inspirational leaders who, [...]

Apr 5, 2022

The Power of the Optimistic Leader

2022-04-05T22:17:28+00:00April 5th, 2022|Performance Blog|

With a rollercoaster economy and political turmoil at every turn, these are indeed difficult and uncertain times. The future is an unsettling unknown.  Interestingly, research finds that in times like these people become either pessimistic or optimistic (Rigotti, et al., [...]

Dec 10, 2021

Should a Leader Use Humor?

2021-12-10T20:35:17+00:00December 10th, 2021|Performance Blog|

Recent research finds that a leader's sense of humor can significantly increase employees' sense of belonging while decreasing their feelings of workplace loneliness; both of which increase team performance (Yang, & Wen, 2021).  It does, however, need to be the [...]

Nov 29, 2021

The Power of Leading with Respect

2021-11-29T20:05:11+00:00November 29th, 2021|Performance Blog|

In drafting the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote these words: "We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are empowered by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, [...]

Nov 16, 2021

5 Ways Leaders Inspire Team Engagement

2021-11-16T22:04:34+00:00November 16th, 2021|Performance Blog|

Research finds team success and member engagement highly correlated (Muddle, 2020).   Increasing team success, therefore, means increasing member engagement. Highly productive team members are often those with the highest levels of engagement.  That is, members who most strongly believe [...]

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