By: Express Employment Professionals Leadership isn’t easy. People and employees who think being a leader means sitting in the corner office, taking three-hour lunches and spending afternoons on the golf course are sadly mistaken. Leadership is difficult—and leadership should be difficult. Why? Because at its heart, being a leader is about bringing people together with
By: Marcel Schwantes When we look at the major priorities and initiatives for growing your business in 2017, we need to take a cue from the Global Leadership Forecast study, conducted by DDI and the Conference Board. Their crystal ball is clear: Leaders just aren’t ready to lead. In the research, four of the top
By: Express Employment Professionals Regardless of what level of management you’re on—supervisor, executive, or even owner—and no matter how good your intentions may be, you’re bound to make management mistakes. No boss is perfect, and missteps are natural. But, while some mistakes are simple and correctable, others may be holding you and your company back.
By: Jared Brox Sometimes the student becomes the master. Your employees are a treasure trove of learning opportunities that can help you become a better leader and build a more positive working environment by giving you the insight you need to: Build a better hiring process Who better to critique your hiring and on-boarding process
By: Jared Brox In a Gallup survey of more than 7,200 adults, nearly half of the participants admitted they have left a job to get away from their manager. It’s an unsettling statistic and one that really begins to scratch the surface of the impact that leadership—good and bad—can have on a company, its people,
By: Express Employment Professionals As the saying goes, “those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.” This idea suggests that it’s important to study history’s greatest leaders and the traits that made them successful so you can avoid mistakes and become a strong leader. Throughout history, great leaders like Alexander the Great, Abraham Lincoln,
By: Express Employment Professionals You don’t need a big corner office or a fancy title to be a leader. You just need the qualities that all leaders possess. Whether you’re a young intern or a top manager, you can hone your leadership skills now and make an impact on your company and your career. Good
There is not one specific group of character traits or abilities that makes a leader great. Some are boisterous, others are soft-spoken. One might be humorous, while another is more serious. Consider some of the greats—Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. They were all very different people from