Leadership skills

Leadership Skills: You Can’t Become a Leader by Attending Courses on Leadership

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics Every successful leader I know learned to be a leader, not by attending classes on leadership, but by “being” a leader. When I look back on the successful leaders I personally know, and …

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You Can’t Lead by Using Big Data

It’s hardly a surprise for most managers that using data in problem solving and decision making is important. But one prominent advocate of using data, the late W. Edwards Deming, a statistician by profession, did not try to use data to make decisions. He used data as a starting point to develop what he termed “profound knowledge” that would reveal systemic causes of problems.

What Motivates People? Seven Secrets to Motivating You and Your Team

What motivates people? This article reveals seven ways to motivate yourself and your team. Do you really understand what motivates people? Are you still trying to decipher and apply the Maslow or Herzberg theories, but struggling? Motivational psychologists and researchers have, in recent years, discovered more about what motivates us than what we know from decades …

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