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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 [...]

Oct 20, 2021

The Vision of a Leader

2021-10-20T16:25:45+00:00October 20th, 2021|Performance Blog|

Research finds that the clearly articulated vision of a leader can inspire, motivate, build trust, stimulate commitment, empower, and guide the actions of a team into a productive and profitable future (Haque, et al., 2020).  The vision of a leader [...]

Sep 30, 2021

The Power of the Humble Leader

2021-09-30T20:38:19+00:00September 30th, 2021|Performance Blog|

It is traditionally thought that great leaders are both bold and brash.  But new research indicates that the humble leader has strengths that extend beyond those who believe a strong personality is the path to effective leadership.  The humble leader [...]

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