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Dec 16, 2022

Inspirational Leadership

2022-12-16T20:14:25+00:00December 16th, 2022|Performance Blog|

Commitment and engagement are highest in organizations led by inspirational leaders. The ability to inspire is the one single quality that subordinates would most value and like in their leader (Zenger & Folkman, 2014). Despite the power and relevance for [...]

Nov 14, 2022

The Character of a Leader

2022-11-14T19:26:28+00:00November 14th, 2022|Performance Blog|

A successful organization requires a culture steeped in ethical behavior--and it starts at the top. Research finds that organizations led by ethical leaders report increased employee honesty, satisfaction, ethical behavior, and higher levels of effectiveness (Bedi, et al., 2016).  The character [...]

Oct 7, 2022

The Skills of Effective Remote Leaders

2022-10-07T15:02:05+00:00October 7th, 2022|Performance Blog|

As the world moves from a COVID-induced remote workforce to a mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person workspaces, skills developed by effective remote leaders remain a necessity for many.  Two recently published research studies have identified 6 skills of effective [...]

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 [...]

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