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Why Diversity Matters

Research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more diverse workforces perform better financially.

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Building Trust in the Workplace

While women are more trusting of people in general, that is not true in the workplace. Yet trust is a significant factor in retention.

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A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY, WORLD CLASS TEAMS IN 1992

The former captain of New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby team wrote about how to develop superlative performers, which included signs and qualities of greatness. Three interesting qualities: divine discontent, discipline, and politics. They are worth considering in today’s corporate environment.

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LEADERSHIP ADJECTIVES: OVERUSE LEADS TO MEANINGLESS WORDS!

What adjectives do you use to describe your leadership style? They probably parrot corporate jargon. “I’m a leader who is inclusive, clear, collaborative, and focused on results. I am a coach, mentor, and a team player. Etc., etc., etc.” Do any of these words really distinguish you from the rest of the pack? Probably not!

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Decoding Leadership: What Really Matters

A big, unresolved issue: what sort of leadership behavior should be encouraged? Is leadership so contextual that it defies standard definitions or development approaches? Recent research suggests a small subset of leadership skills closely correlates with leadership success. McKinsey concluded that four kinds of behavior account for 89% of leadership effectiveness.

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