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Sep 28, 2022

Skills Leaders Need in Times of Crisis

2022-09-28T00:28:45+00:00September 28th, 2022|Performance Blog|

Workplace violence, terrorist attacks, a pandemic, senseless shootings, health issues, and natural disasters call attention to managerial leadership in crisis situations. These situations often catch leaders unprepared to face unexpected challenges of great consequence. What leadership behaviors are most critical [...]

Sep 23, 2022

Innovative Leadership

2022-09-23T17:08:35+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Performance Blog|

Recently, a series of 3 research studies sought to identify leadership actions that promote organizational innovation (Contreras, Carlos-Espinosa, & Dornberger, 2022).  The researchers saw innovative leadership as a style of leadership that encourages innovative behaviors by team members. They studied [...]

Jul 7, 2022

Mentoring Leaders

2022-07-07T17:23:10+00:00July 7th, 2022|Performance Blog|

Mentoring is a significant and meaningful professional developmental relationship between two people.  It can take different forms such as workplace mentoring, youth mentoring, or academic mentoring as well as taking on different shapes such as reverse mentoring or peer mentoring. [...]

Jun 26, 2022

How Leaders Inspire Team Engagement

2022-06-26T21:58:52+00:00June 26th, 2022|Performance Blog|

An interesting study with 17 executives sought to discover how these leaders engaged their staff and inspired employees to go above and beyond in their work (Yanchus, Brower, & Osatuke, 2020). The interviews yielded specific, actionable best practices. Most salient [...]

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., [...]

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