The Posts Managers Loved Most on Lighthouse in 2016

Leadership

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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The Power of Repetition: the Secret of Successful Leaders

Leading by example is a big part of the power of repetition as Anne Wojcicki knows

“I’ve already said it, why would I need to repeat it?” It’s an innocent sounding thought, but it’s a dangerous one for any leader that wants to be truly effective. The power of repetition is any leader’s best friend. Repeating yourself may seem annoying to you at first, but it’s important to make sure your […]

Leading by example is a big part of the power of repetition as Anne Wojcicki knows
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The Top Manager Mistake that Causes Turnover

A top manager will grow their people so they won't leave.

Being a top manager takes hard work and thoughtful action.  But it may be easier than you think. Over and over we see that managers are missing out on one habit that is essential to both attracting talent, and keeping them for the long term. The Top Manager Mistake Causing Turnover The top mistake managers […]

A top manager will grow their people so they won't leave.
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Why People Leave Managers, not Companies (and what to do about it)

people leave managers, not companies - sometimes you're getting away from a boss

“People leave managers, not companies” is a common refrain you’ll hear when corporate leadership is discussed. But is it really true? And if it is, why do people leave their managers? Missing the forest for the trees. When you hear why your friend took their new job, you often hear these kinds of rationalizations: “The […]

people leave managers, not companies - sometimes you're getting away from a boss
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How to stop being a bad leader and turn around a miserable team

“I found out I’m a bad leader and poorly manage my team. Out of 8 people, 3 are going to leave because of this. I really want to make things better and create a better company…what do I do?” A manager recently wrote that to us at Lighthouse. We felt his pain. We’ve been there […]

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5 Great Sam Walton Quotes on Leadership from Made in America

Sam Walton quotes from Made in America - you can learn from everybody

Sam Walton is one of the greatest retailers and entrepreneurs in the history of America. Starting with a few stores in small towns in Arkansas, he turned his tenacity for serving customers, and delivering deep discounts, into one of the largest businesses in the world. Shortly before his passing in 1992, he wrote his autobiography, […]

Sam Walton quotes from Made in America - you can learn from everybody
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What leaders must learn about the First Follower principle

listen to your people if you want a first follower

First Follower, fifth follower, fiftieth follower. They’re all the same, right? Not quite. Whether the change you’re bringing is big or small, having a great First Follower can make all difference between standing alone, and getting full buy in and acceptance from those you’re leading. Start a Movement I recently saw this inspiring TED Talk […]

listen to your people if you want a first follower
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Why You Should Lead From the Heart: Lessons from Mark Crowley

Mark Crowley Lead from the Heart lessons

Finance is a ruthless, heartless industry, right? The only thing people there care about is money. Not so fast. For 25 years, Mark Crowley proved the stereotypes wrong. By leading from the heart with his teams, they routinely ranked in the top 5% at some of the largest financial services companies in America. He’s now […]

Mark Crowley Lead from the Heart lessons
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How to Ensure a New Manager Succeeds

julie zhuo reminds us that a new manager has to learn from what they experience

Being a new manager can be an exciting, and stressful, opportunity. It’s a great promotion, with new responsibilities, added prestige, and the pay bump to match. It’s also a major career change to a world very different than what you learn in any school or classroom. It’s important that you promote people looking to be […]

julie zhuo reminds us that a new manager has to learn from what they experience
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