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10 Principles of Effective and Authentic Leadership

There is a great amount of definitions and theories about effective leadership. Each leader chooses their unique formula of success, but still there are keys to authentic leadership that can't be ignored. Read 10 important principles each leader should know.



5 Leadership Lessons: Amplified Leadership

Amplified Leadership by Dan Reiland is about developing leaders. He places the development of leaders into a five-step process: Establish a Relationship, Engage a Follower, Embrace a Team, Coach an Apprentice, and finally, Mentor a New Leader. Here are five lessons from his book.



Defining, Improving and Teaching Leadership with Those Who Know it Best

It's commonplace to find articles on leadership, though it's rare to find someone who knows and can implement the philosophy. Read more about leadership.



Where Wise Leadership and Wise Negotiation Converge

Read how emotional control or emotional neutrality are critical for wise leadership.



What Is Authentic Leadership?

What is authentic leadership? It continues to surprise people how many leaders attempt to be one way at work, while their "true" personality emerges outside of work. Authenticity has been explored throughout history. But what is authentic leadership? Read more... While different theorists have different slants on the concept, most agree that:



Leadership Is A Relational Skill

We all know of examples of leaders who excelled in one environment and failed in another, as well as leaders who were average in one organization and proved spectacular in a new role. One of the factors explaining this phenomenon is that leadership is a relational skill; it is about how you interact with others. Sometimes we relate well, and other times not so well, but how we relate is always having an impact on our leadership effectiveness. So how then can we relate more effectively as leaders? Read seven simple steps for improving your ability to do so.



Debunking Common Mentoring Myths

Read four age old mentoring myths and the most common misconceptions about mentoring.



The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails

Over the years, the writer has observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don't even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do - build better leaders. Read about the problem of leadership development and the solution.



How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Leadership skills can play a large role in career development. Often, your technical skills can only take you so far. To help you move forward in your career, you need soft skills such as the ability to be a good leader. Therefore, leadership skills are considered to be important traits which can help you get to the top of your career field. Read more to learn how to improve your leadership skills.



A Leadership Job Description

When was the last time you read a leadership job description? Virtually every job description you'll read lists leadership ability as a quality/characteristic/attribute that is valued, and in fact, most list it as a requirement. Read the importance of understanding the role of a leader before someone is placed in a leadership role.



The Art Of Leadership: Become A More Effective Leader In 3 Steps

Leadership has been and always will be the most valuable asset on earth. Without it, no amount of money, resources or talent will ever achieve sustainable success for any organization. Follow this process to become a more effective leader.



Conflict Resolution

Resolving conflict rationally and effectively

In many cases, conflict in the workplace just seems to be a fact of life. We've all seen situations where different people with different goals and needs have come into conflict. Effective conflict resolution can make the difference between positive and negative outcomes. Learn how to resolve conflicts successfully.



Seven Tips for Finding a Great Mentor

A good mentoring relationship allows both mentor and mentee to develop new talents and build self-awareness. In business settings, the mentee can become more in-tune with a corporate culture, and the mentor can hone leadership skills. But arguably the toughest part of a mentoring relationship is finding a mentor. When beginning your search, consider these tips.



7 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

Very few people describe themselves as natural born leaders. It takes buckets of self-confidence and a dash of moxie to get others to follow your lead. But you don't exactly need to grab the microphone to exude leadership. Leadership is a skill; one that can be learned and developed. So, if you want to give your boss more reasons to promote you, consider doing at least one of the following each work day.



5 Ways to Find Mentors and Make it Matter

Mentoring is a tricky thing: most people want it, but don't know how to get it. Mentoring is a responsibility; a commitment that requires valuable time and focused attention to assure the mentee's goals are progressing forward. How you find a mentor, reaping its rewards and paying it forward represents the many facets of this relationship. Here are five ways to secure a meaningful mentor and make it matter.

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