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Observations about leadership

Ask, listen to build engagement, leadership confidence

The hard part in leadership roles has been knowing when to ask questions, how many to ask at any given time, and understanding how they may be perceived.

September 30, 2016 11:30 am


How to build leaders: Let shy ones talk

Cameron Herold knows it’s tempting when you’re in charge: You could dominate most any meeting with your ideas and comments. It may not help your business or organizati ...

September 24, 2016 10:01 pm


Why leaders should speak last in meetings

Those who are more reserved need to feel free to speak up. Giving everyone a chance to speak -- soliciting their input -- can also foster a team environment.

September 23, 2016 10:20 am


Leadership instills an attitude, not just an appetite for excellence

While listening to a noon-day newscast Thursday, I caught part of an interview with Marshall White, director of the local Voices of Unity Youth Choir and founder of the Unity Perfo ...

September 22, 2016 7:10 pm


Goals must not eclipse integrity

Company goals are good, but they shouldn’t create a conflict with character. That seems to be what happened at Wells Fargo, the San Francisco-based bank in the spotlight las ...

September 17, 2016 10:01 pm


Leaders should set standard for integrity, professor says

Company goals are good, but they shouldn't create a conflict with character. That seems to be what happened at Wells Fargo, a leadership and organizational behavior professor suggests.

September 14, 2016 11:59 am


Failure can teach; fear of it inhibits

Rarely a day goes by that I don’t receive notifications from Twitter. Some are as simple as alerting me that someone tweeted some undescribed photo. Other notifications brief ...

September 10, 2016 10:01 pm


Active leadership involves embracing failure, facing the unknown

The fear of failure stymies creativity and innovation. It may not be a comfortable, pleasant place, particularly when the failure is public, but it can be a learning experience.

September 8, 2016 2:00 pm


Millennials strive to be work martyrs

The 24/7 work environment has eliminated office boundaries and created the challenge of “making time to take time,” according to a report by Project: Time Off. And man ...

September 3, 2016 10:01 pm


Leaders should encourage workers to take paid time off, report suggests

Thirty-nine percent of workers believe it's good to be seen as a work martyr by the boss. But 86 percent of employees believe it's bad when their family starts to view them that way.

September 2, 2016 12:57 pm


Millennials ready to rule, authors say

If you aren't already seeing a significant increase on your staff of millennials you might within the next five years.

September 4, 2016 4:48 am