Leaders Lead Themselves

5 Characteristics of Great Leaders

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By Dave Clark,

The hope of every employee is to work for a leader they like and respect. While each person may have their own definition of what constitutes a “great leader,” we can agree there are certain traits that appeal to the masses.

If you are a leader and you possess these five traits, you are probably quite successful. If you don’t think these traits describe your leadership style, working on one or more of these areas would be a great place to start in order to build a better rapport with your teams.

Humility

Are You Hobbling or Helping Yourself?

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By Jalene Case

Remember the three-legged race popular at family reunions and field days? Racers pair up and stand side-by-side with their arms around each other. Then the two touching legs are bound together and the hobbled racers do their best to dash straight ahead to the finish line! It doesn’t take much for them to tumble over into a giggling heap. 

Are your thoughts, feelings, and actions helping you move toward what’s most meaningful to you? Or are they hobbling you, causing you to stumble and perhaps fall just short of your goals? 

7 Traits Typically Found in Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

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By Dave Clark,

Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is a hot button topic these days, especially in the workplace. It is widely believed, and rightly so, that individuals with high emotional intelligence tend to better manage the rigors and stresses found regularly in the workplace. Some people even argue that having a high EQ is more important than having a high IQ.

Accountability Begins with You

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By Lori McNeill

What comes to mind when I raise the topic of “accountability”? 

Often, when we think about accountability, we don’t necessarily think about it in regards to ourselves. Instead, we start thinking about it in terms of everyone else and why the people around us aren’t as accountable as we think they should be. There is some irony to that, don’t you think?

The Six Stages of a Leader's Journey (Series Ep. 3)

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion of the six stages by discussing stages 5 and 6. Ron talks about the leadership phenomenon of "getting into the zone," and gives some specific ways to actively measure your impact. He also explains how the leader's journey comes full circle, and how your leadership mindset shifts throughout your career.

Resiliency: Clear Focus on the Vision

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In this short video, High Performing Teams consultant and coach Shawn Kent Hayashi talks about Resiliency. She explains the definition of Resiliency, how to improve your skill-set, and why it is important to master this competency.

The Six Stages of the Leader's Journey (Series Ep. 2)

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price continue their discussion of the Leader's Journey, discussing Stages 3 and 4. Ron explains why the stages are not always linear and how multiple invitations each begin a new chapter of the leadership journey. He also talks about the variety of ways that leaders can develop themselves, what research shows about how people learn after they are in the workforce, and how validation amplifies your opportunities as a leader.

When It Comes to Organizational Success, Your People Are Not Your Problem

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By Ron Price

Leaders of organizations are constantly challenged to find ways to be more productive, more efficient and to increase the bottom line. Leaders expect a lot from their employees, and often push them hard to achieve the desired results. For some, when the results don’t match the goals, they fail to look in the mirror; instead blaming their failures and shortcomings on their people.

The 6 Stages of a Leader's Journey (Series Ep. 1)

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk about the Leader’s Journey, starting with the first two stages. Ron explains how he discovered the stages, the role initiative plays in leadership, and the three functions of a leader. He also shares the three primary ways to develop self awareness and tools to evaluate whether a leadership opportunity is a good fit.

The 6 Stages of a Leader’s Journey

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