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Building trust through transparency

Posted 25 Mar 2020 by Catherine Ellwood, Principle Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

How openness and predictability make teams more effective...

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Top 10 Leadership Development Books

Posted 03 Mar 2020 by Claire Bremner, Principal Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

Every organization has leaders. But how self-aware are your leaders? Here's why you should care...

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Why is Self-awareness Important for Leadership

Posted 03 Mar 2020 by Claire Bremner, Principal Consultant, The Myers-Briggs Company

Every organization has leaders. But how self-aware are your leaders? Here's why you should care...

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Leadership’s First Commandment from Harvard Business Review

Posted 14 Jan 2020 by Melissa Summer

What does Harvard Business Review say is the "first commandment of leadership"?

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The Changing Shape of Teams and Google’s Project Aristotle

Posted 01 Oct 2019 by Melissa Summer

With the advance of technology, how teams in organizations work in the modern world has shifted. Read about the changing shape of teams, Google's Project Aristotle and what's proven most important for teams to succeed.

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Understanding Motivation for More Effective Team Behavior

Posted 22 Aug 2019 by Pam Valencia & Melissa Summer

What does motivation have to do with effective team work and behavior? A lot, it turns out. Learn more about interpersonal needs and how they affect relationships and team interactions. 

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The "Freakishly Accurate" Leadership Assessment

Posted 07 Aug 2019 by Shana Lebowitz, Business Insider

"I took a personality test to assess my leadership potential and it was freakishly accurate..."

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PeopleFWD 2018: Where Business Leaders and HR Luminaries Learn How to Help Their Employees Excel and Organizations Achieve

30 Aug 2018

When the COO of Facebook calls your presentation on workplace culture "the most important document ever to come out of the Valley," you're probably onto something. Patty McCord spent 14 years as Chief Talent Officer at Netflix crafting a high-performing culture that helped transform them from a start-up DVD rental company to the most valuable media company in the world (even surpassing Disney). Want to hear about how she did it? PeopleFWD 2018 is a premiere event for HR professionals and ...

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How Association Leaders Can Use Assertiveness Gracefully

17 Aug 2018

This article originally appeared on the Center for Association Leadership website. Assertiveness is both valued and lamented in contemporary business culture. Whether assertiveness is a vice or virtue, it can be used as a highly calculated tool for specific situations. For association executives, assertiveness can play a two-faced role. As an organizational attitude, it can be alienating to members, but the skill can also be invaluable for advocating on behalf of members and one’s industry. Im...

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Confidence, Extraversion & Understanding – What Helps You The Most?

12 Dec 2017

Written in collaboration with John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at OPP Politicians are known for their confidence, but sometimes this can get them into hot water (I’m sure that you can think of some recent examples). You can probably think of a time where you saw someone who seemed to use confidence to cover up a lack of ability. But confidence isn’t just important for politicians, as this article by Laura Barton points out. Women tend to be less confident in their abilities than m...

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