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Nearly all modern organizations have significant diversity. Think about how many different skills and backgrounds are involved in bringing your product or service to the end-user. You need people to develop new offerings. You need people to make your business processes work. You even need people to find other people to join your organization. Each one of these tasks takes a

In a changing world, leaders have a choice. We can either respond to changes or carry on as if nothing is happening.You probably already know which option I’m about to suggest – Becoming a responsive, modern leader who deals with constantly shifting corporate reality. However, doing this will take practice.Which Club Are You Going To Choose?The mindset of a responsive

Leadership is a personal journey. You get better as you practice and reinforce your commitment to your vision.When you lead from a value proposition perspective, you’re doing two things: You’re sharing your journey with others, and you’re telling them why they should come along with you. With some practice, a value proposition approach can be a valuable club in your

Peter Drucker and Warren Bennis said, “leadership is doing the right things; management is doing things right.” I believe is an idea that great leaders understand and put into action every day.To bring it down to Earth, I like to compare this to golf. There’s no single right way to play the game. It’s true there are rules that define

Leading a multigeneration team is a challenge, and it’s one that is nearly impossible to sidestep in today’s diverse workforce. With people staying at work later in their lives and entering positions of responsibility earlier, this is an issue that’s likely to continue well into the future. Understanding the Clubs in Your BagEach generation has some typical characteristics and leadership strengths.

Being in a position of leadership can sometimes be lonely, but you can’t lead alone. You need to do more than cultivate your leadership skills, refine your vision of success, and consistently, honestly assess your individual progress.Leadership means cultivating a connection with others, inspiring them, and sharing your vision to lead them towards a positive change. However, in a world

Organizations have been generationally diverse forever, all the way back to the simplest groups — families, for example. These different viewpoints and priorities naturally present challenges for leaders.Businesses often dealt with this challenge by separating generations. With today’s rapid pace of technological advancement, you often don’t have that option anymore.If individuals from different generations have to work together in the same

Mentoring and coaching practices can help you establish independent leadership skills in your team members. Setting up these types of relationships establishes a culture of personal ownership over professional development, skill-sharing, and the long-term vision of your organization. After you decide you want to use mentoring, the next step is choosing who participates. Then, you’ll work on developing the core skills

Motivating your team is, in many ways, the core duty of a leader. After all, you’re only leading if people are motivated to follow you.Some of the tactics you’ll see recommended are very specific. Compensation, competition, positive feedback — I see these more as management tactics than leadership tactics. In other words, this is advice on how to do things