36 Military Leader Quotes Any Manager Can Learn From

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“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army With Veterans Day this week in America, we honor those who have died serving in our military. The crucible of war and battle is a […]

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Questions to Ask a CEO to Ensure a Healthy Company Culture

Questions to Ask a CEO

“Do you have good, leading indicators of culture?” I was emailing with an investor recently discussing how so many have written about the value of culture, yet it often goes un-discussed by boards until there are Uber-level problems. They told me the only indicator they had was to watch for turnover. Unfortunately, by the time […]

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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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5 Ways to Give Effective Praise to Motivate Your Team

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Praise is one of the most powerful things a leader can offer their team. When delivered well (and well-deserved), praise gives people the drive and motivation to continue doing the caliber of work you want to see. This is why Mary Kay Ash, founder of the Mary Kay Cosmetics empire, remarked: The power of workplace […]

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Good Leader vs. Bad Leader: 5 Situations You Face Every Day

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What’s the difference between a good leader vs. bad leader? What do the good leaders do differently? It’s an essential question every leader must ask themselves. Every leader faces challenges and situations every day that test their patience, skills, and mindset. There is no magical, drama-free team. What separates a good leader vs. bad leader […]

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How Cultural Change Helped Theo Epstein end a 100 year Curse

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The Chicago Cubs were “the Lovable Losers” of Major League Baseball. For over a century, the Cubs failed to win a World Series Championship year after year after year. The team was plagued by bad trades and consistent losses. Even notable players like Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, and legendary slugger Sammy Sosa couldn’t save […]

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