How you can get more feedback from your team

Colin Powell knows that you need more feedback to be effective

Are you getting good feedback from your team? Or do they always quickly agree with anything you say and tell you everything is “good” when you ask? If you’re like most managers, you probably wish you could get more feedback from your team. Quality feedback can help you all work better together, improve your leadership […]

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The Top 10 Reasons Companies Fail at Promoting from Within

Andy Grove knows managers need to train their people

“We have 24 year olds managing 22 year olds, and it’s going as well as you’d expect…” The CEO of a rapidly growing company lamented this as we spoke about how he was trying to build a great company with a healthy culture.  He saw the value of choosing to promote from within, but it […]

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Key Takeaways from the Gallup State of the American Workplace Study

Gallup State of the American Workplace

Last week, Gallup released its State of the American Workplace study (read it here). This is yet another of their comprehensive looks at what really motivates and engages employees. As we’ve done in the past for Gallup’s State of the American Manager, Deloitte’s Study of Millennials, and others, we’ve pulled out some of the essential […]

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3 Key Reasons to Promote from Within at Your Company

Promote from within and reward your best people like Richard Branson

As your company grows, there’s a lot of questions and challenges you have to answer: What defines your culture? How will you hit your growth targets? What will the org chart look like? How do you celebrate wins and handle losses? What will you do to manage expectations inside and out of the company? What […]

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How to Boost Creativity on Your Team When They’re Stuck

Boost creativity with these tips from jeff kavanaugh

“I’m stuck. I’m out of ideas.” “We need something better, but I don’t know what.” “Let’s just go with [mediocre idea].” If you’ve ever struggled with coming up with a great solution, you know this feeling. You and your team have tried to think of something awesome, but you’re stumped. It’s all in the approach. […]

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The Best Leadership Books to Buy Your New Managers

the best leadership books can help new managers be great faster

“What do I do now? Where do I even begin???” A new year means promotions and new roles. If your company has a group of new managers, then it’s very likely many of them are thinking the above questions. Whether you were left to flounder when you started being a manager, had some great help, […]

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The Posts Managers Loved Most on Lighthouse in 2016

most loved posts

It’s about to be a New Year. 2017. Wow. Are you ready? Are you the manager you wanted to be by now? Relax. We can help you get ready for a great New Year, so you can be the manager you always wanted in 2017. We dug into our analytics and took a look at […]

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Why Bad Leaders Should Fear the Holidays

bad leaders give their team plenty to think about

Ah, the holidays are here and in full swing. Christmas and Hanukkah are here for many people (and a week or two away in the Orthodox Christian world), and New Years fast approaches as well. If you’re a good leader, now is a time to appreciate your team and give thanks for all that you’ve […]

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