5 Questions to Ask Everyday To Become a Better Leader

5 Questions to Ask Everyday To Become a Better Leader

Great leaders ask great questions. Pure and simple. We often think that leaders are the ones who are supposed to have all the answers. Of course, leaders should act decisively but that doesn’t mean that they have all the answers. In order to act decisively a great leader needs to have buy in from the team. Having buy in from the team requires trust and trust building takes time. The notion that trust is instilled until proven otherwise is absolutely wrong. Trust is earned and until it is earned it is absent.

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7 Things Your Employees Really Want From You

7 Things Your Employees Really Want From You

So much has been written about employee engagement and office perks like candy walls, free lunches and bring your dog to work day. These investments in our employees have become staples of the engagement attempt for many companies, especially in tech.  However, In terms of employee engagement, it’s a complete waste of money. Such engagement vehicles start off with great fanfare and rapidly become an expectation, dare I say entitlement - their value depreciating quicker than a new car. If you are serious about increasing employee engagement, there are seven things that will work every time, cost no money and have an ROI that will last forever. 

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How to Double Your Salary

How to Double Your Salary

You work to live not live to work and you want to make more in your paycheck. You dream of doubling the amount you make.  Most people deploy a strategy of hope, wait to be noticed and for the rewards of his or her hard work to materialize only to become frustrated when nothing changes.  The problem is that hard work and success isn’t all that it takes to increase your salary.  Like everything else, you can drastically increase the probability of doubling your salary with a defined process. 

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10 Things Never Said by Extremely Accountable Leaders

10 Things Never Said by Extremely Accountable Leaders

Good leaders are accountable and great leaders are fanatical about personal accountability.  So much so that some extremely accountable leaders believe they can control the world spinning on its axis if their success was dependent. Here are 10 things that accountable leaders NEVER say.  Simply by purging these statements from your vocabulary, you will improve your decision making skills and overall leadership abilities.

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Humility – The Leadership Superpower

Humility – The Leadership Superpower

Why is humility so important for leaders?  Simply put, people like to do business with people they like.  This applies to client relationships and internal employee relationships. It applies to all relationships.  All productive human relationships are built upon trust but it is humility that allows trust to climb the learning curve like a driver hitting insane mode in a Tesla.

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