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The 4 zones of employee engagement 

employee engagementAs managers, we like to think of our teams as being made up of highly-engaged, proactive and solution-focused employees. After all, that’s why we hired them. But as it turns out, most teams are often nowhere near as engaged as we perceive them to be.

A recent study by Ashridge Executive Education learned that only a quarter of U.K. teams are giving their best at work, while almost a third (32 percent) are actively disengaged. (more…)

Natural born leaders: fact or fiction?

The idea that some of us are predisposed to become great leaders from birth has long been touted as fact. However, the suggestion that a handful of us are ‘natural born leaders’, and the vast majority aren’t, glosses over the crucial roles of experience and training in making the world’s best leaders.  

Whilst it’s true that some natural character traits do make the journey to leadership easier for some, we would do well to remember the part that training plays, too.  

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Leadership skills: 6 powerful quotes from famous leaders

What makes a great leader? Above all, a leader is a role model. Great leaders are measured not by their wealth, success, or position but by their words and actions. The best tool a manager can possess is a solid set of communication skills. New York Times bestseller, John Maxwell, known for his many books on leadership, said: “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”. Managers “connect” with the people they lead.

 

Here are 5 more powerful quotes on how to be a successful leader (more…)