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A Letter From Our CEO

Posted by Kevin Landry on Mar 24, 2020 11:07:25 AM

To Our Students, Clients and Partners,  

First, let me start by saying I wish you, your family and your organization the very best during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As my family welcomed our second grandchild last week, we experienced very real concerns related to our health, communities and impact of exposure across a network of loved ones. 

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Topics: Industry News, Press Release, Leadership

6 Leadership Styles That Get Results

Posted by Morgan Landry on Sep 12, 2019 8:12:00 AM

Daniel Goleman, author of Leadership that Gets Results, developed research that suggests the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles, each in the right measure, at just the right time. This adaptability is tough to put into practice, but pays off when executed. Best part, it can be learned.

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Topics: Leadership, Execution

The 5 Top Leadership KPIs You're Not Measuring

Posted by Morgan Landry on Sep 12, 2019 7:58:00 AM

I recently had the honor of learning about the top leadership KPIs from a session by Verne Harnish, Gazelles. Over the last four years I've also seen the impact of his principles here at The Center for Leadership and Development. and in surrounding businesses, through both personal and professional relationships. Recently, I heard Verne deliver a Leadership keynote at Microsoft Inspire, a worldwide celebration of new technology, ideas and leadership. 

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Topics: Management, Leadership

When to Train Managers to Lead

Posted by Morgan Landry on Apr 25, 2019 10:08:26 AM

The average age that companies train managers to lead is 42, which is about ten years after they begin supervising people. 95% of employers believe leadership development should begin by the age 21. This means that we begin to train leaders 21 years too late. WorkTrends found that companies that scored the highest in offering their employees training and development were 40% higher in employee engagement scores than those companies that scored the lowest in their T & D offerings. A 2014 University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School study in conjunction with the Human Capital Institute found that 85% of executives surveyed said there was an “urgent need to step up leadership development.” So how do we prepare our organization to build effective leaders?

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Topics: Leadership

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Posted by Terry Mott on Apr 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Emotional intelligence is knowing how to work productively with other people. It is crucial to achieving professional success and continuing to grow over time. Consequently, experts in business and leadership have been increasingly interested in exploring the concept of emotional intelligence over recent years. By understanding the way you and others feel and applying your skills in managing emotions, you may pave the way toward the next steps in your career.

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Topics: Leadership

Keys to Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

Posted by Terry Mott on Mar 11, 2019 8:56:28 PM

The best multigenerational workforce companies know how to be on the same page when setting objectives, completing projects and planning for future growth. Businesses rely heavily on departments that run smoothly and align closely with the needs of the rest of the organization. As time passes, however, an inevitable challenge for maintaining cohesion has arisen in many workplaces.

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Topics: Leadership

Why the Best Managers Exemplify Positive Assertiveness

Posted by Terry Mott on Feb 28, 2019 11:13:54 AM

One of the most effective ways for a manager to pull people together for a common purpose is using the techniques called Positive Assertiveness. This approach is all about demanding quality work from the people under your supervision while maintaining a collegial atmosphere. For an organization to grow and thrive, it needs strong leaders who have both a deep understanding of their industry and a broad array of soft skills. A successful manager must be able to keep a team organized, motivated and on track toward fulfilling a company's goals. 

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Topics: Leadership

Essential Management Skills to Become a Manager

Posted by Terry Mott on Jan 30, 2019 2:32:56 PM

To become a manager you must be aware of the constantly shifting nature of your role, adapting to meet the demands of the organization and your staff needs. Good leaders are always thinking ahead, staying flexible enough to take on difficult problems as they arise. By keeping an eye on the big picture as they develop both technical and soft skills over time, these professionals can help their companies thrive and grow.

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Topics: Management, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills

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