Why Do Leaders Ignore Advice?

Some leaders take advice from the experts. They listen to their colleagues. They even listen to subordinates. Other leaders only seem to value their own opinions. We know that this has something to do with power. In general: People in low-power positions are more likely to take advice. People in high-power positions are less likely to take advice.   But […]

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Does Intelligence Make Leaders Influential?

Some leaders are more influential than others. And, of course, some leaders are more intelligent than others. But more intelligent leaders aren’t necessarily more influential. In fact, research has found that the most intelligent leaders tend to be less influential. Related articles: The Trait that Defines a Leader 2 Traits that Makes Leaders Miserable Do Leaders Need Good Manners?   […]

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3 Minor Details with Big Effects on Team Performance

There are many things that can determine the success of a team. But sometimes, it’s the little things that actually end up making the difference.   1. Number of people Imagine that you’re walking down the street, and see someone in need of help. How likely is it that you would actually stop to help them? If you’re the only […]

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The Power of Sharing Employee Stories

It’s important for organizations to establish a mission and vision for the future. Ideally, employees should be able to describe what they do…and why it’s important.   People want to do work that has meaning and purpose. They want to work for an organization that shares their values, and they want to work with other people that uphold those values. […]

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How Sleep Affects Work Relationships

Not getting enough sleep? Most people know that being tired can affect their job performance. But did you realize that it affects your relationships with people at work?   A recent series of studies found that people aren’t really aware of the connection.   Tired at work How does lack of sleep affect work relationships? There are number of different […]

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