Motivate People By Changing One Word

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If you’re trying to motivate someone make the decision to act, it’s important to show that you’re focused on their needs, not yours. Pronouns can help. They’re small, but potent, signals that communicate a speaker’s focus of attention. The key to helping people make the decision can be as simple as using “we” instead of […] The post Motivate People By Changing One Word appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Staying Connected is Key to Your Startup’s Survival — Here’s How to Nail Internal Comms

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When it comes to communications, founders are often laser-focused on the outward-facing victories, like securing a splashy podcast spot or landing the coveted cover story. But while earning external press helps to add a coat of polish to your brand, it’s the day-to-day work of internal comms that keeps the engine running. When teams are in sync, it fortifies every […] The post Staying Connected is Key to Your Startup’s Survival — Here’s How to Nail Internal Comms appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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How Leaders Can Make Better Use of Feedback

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Do you get real value out of feedback? Sometimes leaders aren’t sure how to move from receiving it to using it to grow. To put your feedback into practice, Harvard Business Review recommends that you take the following steps. First, talk it through with someone who is trustworthy, curious — and not in a position […] The post How Leaders Can Make Better Use of Feedback appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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To Engage Your Employees, Show Them Respect

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Showing respect enhances a leader’s influence and performance – and a worldwide study found that it’s the leadership behavior with the biggest effect on employee engagement. Yet many leaders struggle to show respect to their employees.  To become a more respectful leader, try these tips:  Ask for help. Collect feedback from trusted friends and colleagues about […] The post To Engage Your Employees, Show Them Respect appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Help Your Team Embrace Change

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Companies are constantly changing. And whether the changes are big or small, leaders need to inspire their employees to embrace what’s new. Here are some ways to do that: Talk about how people feel. Change stirs up lots of emotions (fear, frustration, and anxiety, to name a few). Hold regular meetings for people to express what […] The post Help Your Team Embrace Change appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Leaders Need To Learn How To Take Criticism

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If you’re in a leadership position, you need to know how to take criticism well. Being resilient will help you stay focused on what the company needs, rather than on the naysayers. One strategy is to prepare how to handle criticism. Brainstorm several ways to respond to criticism and write them down for reference. It […] The post Leaders Need To Learn How To Take Criticism appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Your MBA Isn’t Worth What You Think It Is

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The exalted MBA degree is suffering a downturn. Fewer people are entering MBA programs. There is a good reason for that. The MBA is not worth the time and money. How many great companies were built by people with MBAs? You’ll be hard pressed to find one. How many companies were run by people with […] The post Your MBA Isn’t Worth What You Think It Is appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Make Time To Focus On Each Employee’s Professional Growth

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Managers are supposed to help their teams develop professionally — and great managers tailor their development efforts to each person. Doing so helps you understand the nuances of how people are growing week by week and month by month. At the end of each week, take 15 minutes to write down recent steps you’ve taken […] The post Make Time To Focus On Each Employee’s Professional Growth appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Create An Executive Presence

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Executive presence is not an innate quality; it is a set of behaviors that you can learn over time. Whether you are a natural wallflower or a social butterfly, you can enhance your presence by doing the following: Focus and relax. Calm is the foundation of presence. Use your breathing as an anchor that you […] The post Create An Executive Presence appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Keep Experimenting with Different Leadership Styles

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To grow as a leader you must dive into projects and activities, interact with different kinds of people, experiment with new ways of getting things done – and try out various leadership styles. Most learning involves some form of imitation (and understanding that nothing is “original”). So stop viewing authenticity as an intrinsic state. It’s […] The post Keep Experimenting with Different Leadership Styles appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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