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The trickle-down effect of good (and bad) leadership
The trickle-down effect of good (and bad) leadership
We know that emotions are contagious. Research by UC San Diego's James Fowler and Harvard's Nicholas Christakis has shown that happiness is contagious, for example. If you have a friend who is happy, the probability that you will be happier rises by 25...
Sharing feedback: 3 ways to help others improve
Sharing feedback: 3 ways to help others improve
In an effort to identify skills and methodologies used by business coaches, the International Coaching Federation has defined 11 core coaching competencies. One of those competencies is direct communication — and part of that competency encourage...
Mistakes great fire leaders never make twice
Mistakes great fire leaders never make twice
Becoming a great leader doesn't happen overnight. In the fire service, leadership lessons start on day one as a probationary firefighter and continue no matter how many bugles are pinned on your collar. So we asked our readers what mistakes great fire ...
The workforce is changing — is your leadership ready?
The workforce is changing — is your leadership ready?
We see changes around us all the time. Some things change so often we become blissfully unaware. One of those areas of rapid change is the people making up the workforce. With the challenges facing the economy, and baby boomers retiring in record numbe...
How to muster your comeback after letting people down
How to muster your comeback after letting people down
Taking a wrong turn, vocationally, can bring a halt to one's forward progress on all fronts - namely one's ability to lead others, complete key projects, manage relationships and the ability to further develop one's career overall. If any one of these ...
The pros and cons of unconventional leadership styles
The pros and cons of unconventional leadership styles
As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are emerging. This is different than when large, bureaucratic organizations ruled and leade...