Avoid Deadly Organizational Storms and Employee Silence

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Avoid Deadly Organizational Storms and Employee Silence

Unlike natural disasters, many organizational rogue waves can often be avoided and/or minimized. Effective leaders communicate and prepare their “crews” for rough seas and unexpected weather patterns so that they know what to do. When crews hear “hold fast,” for example, they know to batten down the hatches and get to a secure position. Prepared for changes and obstacles, they are more likely to navigate the challenges without media attention and/or employees abandoning the ship.

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How the Best Leaders Reduce Turnover and Increase Engagement

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How the Best Leaders Reduce Turnover and Increase Engagement

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” Andy Stanley
At the prospect of finding more satisfying work and/or better pay, 3.4 million people quit their jobs in April 2018. In fact, according to Gallup, 51% of employees are actively looking for new jobs or watching for new job openings. You may be saying to yourself, “Our employees are not in that percentage…or are they?”

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Are Executives Getting the Best Information to Make Decisions?

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Are Executives Getting the Best Information to Make Decisions?

Ralph Nichols, considered the father of listening, once said, “Our educational system is upside down. We teach least the skill we use most–listening.” With intolerance and incivility on the rise, listening to understand, engage others, encourage ideation and distinguish accurate from misleading data is more important than ever.

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Leadership Influenza – Inoculation Strategies

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Leadership Influenza – Inoculation Strategies

Leaders need to take year-round care to inoculate and prevent the unnecessary talent “influenza” such as workplace fatigue and resignations. Companies invest time and money in their employees and then their investments walk out the door when top talent leaves.

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Are You a Trusted Advisor?

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Are You a Trusted Advisor?

Are you an internal business leader who wants to be viewed as a Trusted Advisor? To secure a “seat at the table,” you must have the leader’s best interest at heart and gain the executive’s confidence in your ability to offer wise counsel.

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Unwritten Rules: Does Your Shadow Organization Promote or Prevent Engagement?

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Unwritten Rules: Does Your Shadow Organization  Promote or Prevent Engagement?

In each organization there are, in reality, at least two cultures–one that we speak about and one that we don’t. Click below to learn more about which one is more powerful and what that means to your employees, as well as the organization overall.

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Communicate with Impact: The Real Work of Successful Leaders

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Communicate with Impact: The Real Work of Successful Leaders

What is the “real work” of a leader? Communication. Without clear and compelling key messages reinforcing their vision, strategy, priorities and values, leaders are not successful. Click below to learn about critical strategies.

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Humility in a World of “Know it All” Leaders

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Humility in a World of “Know it All” Leaders

Many leaders who advocate for their own point of view discourage real conversation to inspire creative thinking, problem solving and dialogue. Innolect, a leader in offering the most current listening research, assessment tools, products and training, understands how listening leaders are critical to the sustainability of successful businesses. Click below to learn more.

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Leaders, Making a List: Checking It Twice…

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Leaders, Making a List: Checking It Twice…

Considering that much of what leaders accomplish each day is done through others, communication effectiveness is crucial. Effective communication is the gift that keeps on giving. Click below to find out more.

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Dancing with the Stars: The Listening Two-Step

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Dancing with the Stars: The Listening Two-Step

On ABC’s popular show Dancing With the Stars, there are countless stories of listening failures on the dance floor, resulting in missed steps, injuries and elimination from competition. Many people haven’t been trained to listen critically, and instead, get distracted and focus on the person who speaks the loudest or most often. Click below to learn about how The Listening Two-Step can help you in business.

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