Personal Leadership Skills: Adaptive Communication

Communication skills help leaders express a vision, set clear boundaries, motivate others, engage people with new ideas, and a lot more besides. But they also go beyond information delivery to include many other techniques – listening, staying silent, asking the right questions, and tapping into the message behind the message, among others. …  

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Motivation: Cause or Effect?

Communication breakdowns, apathy, inefficiency, and even conflict – not even the most successful companies are immune to the impacts of low morale. When motivation is low, teams often veer off the strategic path and struggle to perform at their normal caliber. Confusion or mistrust lead to disruption, and the idea of "excellence" disappear…  

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Overcoming Creative Obstacles: #3 Get Customer Focused

It might seem strange to talk about limits to creativity. After all, isn’t it about thinking beyond borders? Haven’t our previous posts encouraged free ideation, letting go of boundaries and preconceptions? Well, yes and no. Vision is one thing, but to be financially viable, innovation should facilitate better business value. Fear of imp…  

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