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Don't Confuse Tenure with Loyalty

Don't Confuse Tenure with Loyalty | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

Show me an organization that has mediocre talent, where management has consistent under-performance, or where cavalier attitudes and a sense of entitlement overshadow a focus on productivity & performance, and I’ll show you an organization that embraces tenure…

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The Neuroscience of Leadership

The Neuroscience of Leadership | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

Can it possibly be true that the answer to most challenges of change is simply to focus people on solutions instead of problems, let them come to their own answers, and keep them focused on their insight?


“Apparently that’s what the brain wants,” write Schwartz/Rock. “And some of the most successful management change practices have this type of principle ingrained in them.”

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Survey: Performance Appraisals are Not Performing Well

Survey: Performance Appraisals are Not Performing Well | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

A recent survey shows that 55 percent of employees say their performance review is NOT a fair and accurate representation of their performance, 67 percent say they found the feedback in the review to be a surprise, and 75 percent indicate that they aren’t given specific examples of their work to support the feedback they receive.

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Three Types of People to Fire Immediately - BusinessWeek

Three Types of People to Fire Immediately - BusinessWeek | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

Want a more innovative company? Get rid of three kinds of people who block innovation and suck the energy out your team. When confronted with any of the following three people—and you have found it impossible to change their ways, say goodbye.

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Blowing Deadlines: The Big Factor Preventing Your Progress

Blowing Deadlines: The Big Factor Preventing Your Progress | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

"The reason why so many organizations have so much trouble doing what they intend to do, on time, is because when they fail to meet a deadline, nothing happens."

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Why You Need both Men and Women on Your Leadership Team

"Men and women behave differently. Men and women handle stress differently, process certain emotions differently, and remember details differently. And ... they also (may) approach risk differently."

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Dealing with Toxic Team Members

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One of the toughest leadership challenges is dealing with toxic team members. Left unchecked, toxic team members sap energy from your team and cause top performers to look elsewhere.   

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3 Tactics To Improve How You Give Feedback To Your Employees | TanveerNaseer.com

Most managers struggle with how to give feedback to employees. And most employees struggle to put that feedback into action. Clearly it's time to try something new.


Here are three tactics leaders can employ in order to make the process of giving feedback feel less challenging and more beneficial for their employees.

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6 Ways to Motivate Workers by Getting Inside Their Heads

6 Ways to Motivate Workers by Getting Inside Their Heads | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

Neuroscience has good news for small businesses: Employees care more about “interesting work” than financial compensation. Here are six ways to think about applying the physiology of motivation in the office.

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Candor Versus Civility

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Too many otherwise competent professionals can’t bring themselves to discuss the most basic realities that define their teams: members who behave rudely, members who produce poor quality work, members who are dishonest, sacred cows that have existed for years. This is unfortunate because getting past these barriers is required for real performance improvement.

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Seven Enduring Truths about Leading Change

Seven Enduring Truths about Leading Change | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

"I call these the Change Agent Bumper Stickers. Here are seven universal sayings that can comfort and guide anyone engaged in the effort of setting a new direction, orchestrating innovation, establishing a culture, or changing behavior."

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11 Things You Should Never Say When You Fire an Employee

11 Things You Should Never Say When You Fire an Employee | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

"Getting fired is devastating for the employee, so don't make a bad situation worse by saying something stupid."

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Why Pay for Performance is so Difficult

Why Pay for Performance is so Difficult | Leadership Advice | Scoop.it

"When a remote authority sets incentives, people respond by manipulating the system. This fact is poorly understood by education reformers who are fond of pay-for-performance and national standards, by health care reformers who are fond of paying for quality, and by financial regulators."

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