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adaptive leadership

Leadership Lessons Learned: The Blessing of Failure

Written by Dr. Dena Counts, Assistant Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Our God is more about the process of building us in His image rather than the victories of our success. And, this truth applies to our growth in leading others, where failure can teach us about ourselves and refine our … Continued
transformational leadership

The Difference Between Transactional and Transformational Leadership

Leadership takes many forms. No two leaders look exactly alike, and yet, radically different styles can produce equally impressive results. While a wide variety of qualities set modern leaders apart, most ultimately fall under one of two main categories: transactional and transformational. Identified in James MacGregor Burns’s book entitled Leadership, these influential styles were initially … Continued

Leaders

10 Key Qualities That Great Leaders Exemplify Every Day

It’s no secret that some people are blessed with the gift of natural leadership. But not all leaders are born; many cultivate the skill over the course of several years or even decades. Even natural leaders must work hard to hone their skills. Small choices make all the difference. As a leader, you should strive … Continued

Employee Conflict

8 Ways Great Managers Handle Employee Conflict

Workplace discord affects everyone. While every business will have its share of employees who don’t get along, if the culture of civility morphs into a culture of toxicity, productivity suffers. That means profitability suffers, too. Conflict on the job can’t be avoided, but it can be managed. And the skills required to appropriately manage a … Continued

Leadership

Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level: 5 Ways to Shine

There is a talent gap in leadership positions across numerous industries. According to the State of Leadership Development by Brandon Hall, a shocking 71 percent of companies do not feel confident in their leaders’ abilities to bring the business into the future. For professionals aspiring to work towards high leadership positions within their own brands, … Continued