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The nature of leadership continues to evolve as organizational structures and business models evolve. Top-heavy leadership approaches are shifting and in their place, individual contributors are being asked to step up in new ways, take on more responsibility, contribute differently, and look for ways to empower themselves— essentially to become self leaders.

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This paper finds that coaching is a powerful managerial tool. Organizations can develop and facilitate the appropriate culture, training, and support that managers need to adopt the coaching behaviors that will make them more effective.

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A key component of successful working relationships between leaders and followers, trust enables cooperation, encourages information sharing, and increases openness and mutual acceptance.

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The Millennial Generation (born 1981–1995) is 76 million strong, and many managers seem to have great difficulty understanding and inspiring them. And that creates a problem, because they comprise 36 percent of today’s workforce, a percentage that will grow to 46 percent by 2020. Managers who learn how to truly inspire Millennials to contribute their talents to address the many challenges facing organizations today could far outperform their competitors.

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Developing Self Leaders—A Competitive Advantage for Organizations
Developing Self Leaders—A Competitive Advantage for Organizations

The nature of leadership continues to evolve as organizational structures and business models evolve. Top-heavy leadership approaches are shifting and in their place, individual contributors are being asked to step up in new ways, take on more responsibility, contribute differently, and look for ways to empower themselves— essentially to become self leaders.


Essential Skills Every First-Time Manager Should Master
Essential Skills Every First-Time Manager Should Master

Having the skill, intent, and capacity to engage in effective conversations is a key competency for success as a new manager. These strategies can get new managers off to a fast start by easing and supporting their transition and improving their performance, not only for them but for the entire team as well.

Harnessing the Power of High-Performance Teamwork
Harnessing the Power of High-Performance Teamwork

In today’s business landscape, the acronym VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) is used to describe the environment that encompasses the majority of today’s fast-paced organizations. Leaders are continually faced with complex challenges and may have no clear-cut answers or precedent to assist them in finding solutions—instead, leaders are turning to their teams to harness the collective wisdom of many minds.


What Leaders Need to Know about Generational Differences
What Leaders Need to Know about Generational Differences

Work–life balance has long been a credo for those who advocate change in the workplace. Although the concept has led to a certain amount of reform over the years, it has failed to meet a universal need. One of the competing values of work–life balance is that it suggests an artificial dichotomy between work and life. For many, this means when work ends at 5:00 p.m., life begins. Conversely, life ends at 9:00 a.m. and work begins.