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Succesful decision-making

As leader, you constantly have to make decisions. But decision-making is not only a critical leadership skill, because of it’s frequency; the quality and timeliness of your decisions have profound impact on the work performance and well-being of others - whether it’s tough prioritization when everything seems important or employees requesting additional resources when they are scarce.

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What are the true cost and effect of your leadership training?

Skilled and high performing leaders are a key driver for increased employee engagement and performance, and the nearest leader is actually the most important factor according to a study by Gallup. Leadership training, therefore, continues to be the #1 priority in corporate training as companies seek to increase employee engagement, performance and retention, which all improve business results. But do your leadership training efforts actually have a lasting effect on your employees?

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Without trust, there is no leadership – 6 ways to build trust

WRITTEN BY Signe Schack Noesgaard on 23. January 2018 . POSTED IN trust, leadership, 1:1 meetings . Leave a Comment

Few managers are actually leaders. The difference between the two? A manager is someone who has people reporting to her. A leader is someone who people will follow, even if they don’t report to her. What separates the leader from the manager is the respect and trust of her people.

 

When team members trust you, they feel secure in sharing their opinions without the fear of judgment or retribution. They know if you push them, you do so with their best interests in mind. And what’s the result? It’s a highly motivated and productive team.

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Avoid these 3 pitfalls and become a better listener

The best salespeople are great listeners—that’s how they find out what the buyer wants. The same is true for leaders—the best leaders are great listeners. A good leader listens attentively to employees to find out what they need so they can perform and deliver effectively. More than that, listening to people shows a sign of respect. It makes them feel valued.

But research shows that we only remember about 20% of what we hear. Listening looks easy, but it’s not simple. It requires concentration and energy.  We often become unfocused, concerned with our own next response, or we interrupt.

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