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5 Awesome & Unconventional Books for Leaders to Learn From

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“Business books are all the same. A few good ideas and 100 pages of fluff.” If you or a friend reads regularly, you may be plagued by this unfortunate fact of life for many of the most common books for leaders. Andy Grove, legendary CEO of Intel, even went so far as to write about […]

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The Best Leadership Books to Buy Your New Managers

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“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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3 Books Every Manager Should Read

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Whether you’re looking for a great holiday gift for a new manager in your life, or just want to help yourself become a better leader, books are a great source of learning. I’ve read a lot and these are all timeless classic that came highly recommended. These books compliment one another by covering key areas […]

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Skip Level Meetings: Everything you need to know about Skip Level 1 on 1s

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How are my managers really doing? What’s really happening in my organization? What do my people really think? Am I missing anything important? Whether you’re a veteran leader or brand new to having real hierarchy below you, these kinds of questions are likely to be on your mind often. The more removed from the day-to-day […]

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82 Ways How to Build Rapport With Anyone You Work With

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Rapport is the foundation of any great relationship. Having something in common with another person instantly builds a connection that makes us human; we have big brains because humans are social creatures designed to build and maintain many relationships so we can work together. Why it’s so important to build rapport with your team Unfortunately, […]

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How to Become a Manager: A Guide for Aspiring Leaders

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Ever thought about becoming a manager? Want to know what it takes and how to move up from your individual contributor role? Becoming a manager opens a whole new world of opportunity. With the right mindset and skills, you’ll find it is interesting, challenging, and rewarding. It also comes with new responsibility and usually higher […]

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How to Help Your Team Achieve Their Goals

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric 1981-2001. One of the most powerful conversations you can have as a manager with a team member is about their goals. Not company KPIs, not […]

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Why You Want Your Employees to have Side Projects

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If you’ve ever hired anyone, you know there’s a few key skills you’d like every candidate to have: experience at the key tasks of the job, an ability to learn and level up quickly, and efficient with their time. The vast majority of people that tend to check all those boxes have something in common: […]

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Lessons from the Leadership Trenches: Zac Cramer of IT Assurance

Some lessons are learned in a classroom. Others, you learn from a book. And some of the hardest lessons come from the school of experience. Zac Cramer is an entrepreneur like many of the readers of the Lighthouse blog. By chance, he and I had a conversation about how his business is doing and some […]

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