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Habits of Empathetic Leaders

Habits of Empathetic Leaders

Empathy is an important behavior in leaders. Being able to identify and understand another person’s feelings, motives and perspectives can help build trust and confidence within a team. Empathetic leaders usually have an easier time getting others on board with company goals and have the ability to diffuse tension during stressful situations—skills that are extremely useful in a corporate setting.

The Best Leaders are Always Learning

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Amazon is known for its Leadership Principles, a set of directives that guide everything from hiring decisions and new project development to the best way to approach a problem.1 While all 14 principles can help you become a better leader, number 5 deserves extra attention: “Learn and Be Curious.” 

The Best Leaders are the Best Learners

Resolve Tension in Your Executive Team

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It’s almost impossible to avoid conflict in any executive team. Differing personalities, viewpoints, experiences and skills make a team stronger—but can also create an atmosphere where conflict can occur. While disagreement itself is not necessarily bad, leaving issues unresolved can create tension, which can tear a team apart.

To prevent disruptive conflict in your organization, it’s important to take steps early to resolve issues. 

How to Effectively Lead During a Crisis


Organizations are constantly under threat of a crisis, either internally, like the sudden departure of a trusted executive, or externally, such as a data breach or viral negative customer service story. Regardless of the type of emergency, the best way to survive—and thrive—through a crisis is with strong leadership.

Be an Effective Digital Leader

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There’s no mistaking that our world is quickly moving to a completely digital framework. This shift is having a fundamental effect on every part of our lives including how businesses operate. To be a successful digital leader, you will need to have a strong company vision, be able to push boundaries and encourage those around you to work collaboratively.

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How to Be an Active Listener (and Why it’s Important for Leaders)

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One of the best ways to improve employee engagement is to create a corporate culture where people feel their input and suggestions are valued. To help achieve this, it’s important to be an active listener, actually paying attention to what others are saying, absorbing information and asking follow-up questions. When employees feel like they’re being heard, they’re more inclined to become invested in the success of the business. 

5 Tips to Be an Active Listener:

4 Questions to Ask if You’re in a Leadership Position

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Part of leadership development is self-reflection, assessment and then working to improve skills and behaviors that can help you succeed in your position. If you’re in a leadership position, it’s helpful every once in a while to stop and ask yourself the following questions.

1. Do you understand emotions — both your own and others?

Leadership Requirements in the IT Industry


There are unique challenges in the IT industry that requires strong
and effective leadership to keep organizations growing. 

The IT world is complex and constantly evolving and changing. To stay current, companies need to be at the forefront of technological change, be able to quickly change directions and rely on employees for their innovative thinking. 

The Power of Leadership is Empowering Others

Empowering others

Leaders can have a great deal of power within an organization by driving change, enacting policies or establishing strategic goals; however, the greatest power a leader has is empowering others to positively contribute to their organization. 

How to Navigate Transformational Change in Your Organization

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Your organization should be continually changing and growing. Often, this evolution is slow and natural, but other times your company might have to undergo a sudden and transformational change to take advantage of a new opportunity, keep up with advancing technology or to prevent falling behind the competition