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The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees
Author: Christine Porath (hbr.org)
 

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.

You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow

You Can’t Move Up If You’re Stuck in Your Boss’s Shadow
Author: Rebecca Knight (hbr.org)

Having a good boss — someone who stands up for you, who buffers you from interoffice politics, and who competently represents your team to the rest of the company — is a wonderful thing. Except when it’s harmful to your career. If you aren’t visible to others in the company, you’re unlikely to have a strong network, expand your influence, and move up in the organization. How do you come out from behind your boss’s shadow?

Recovering from an Emotional Outburst at Work

Recovering from an Emotional Outburst at Work
Author: Susan David (hbr.org)

It happens — we all get emotional at work. You might scream, or cry, or pound the table and stamp your feet. This is not ideal office behavior, of course, and there are ramifications to these outbursts, but they don’t have to be career-killers either. If you take a close look at what happened, why you acted the way you did, and take steps to remedy the situation, you can turn an outburst into an opportunity.

Make It OK for Employees to Challenge Your Ideas

Make It OK for Employees to Challenge Your Ideas
Author: Hal Gregersen (hbr.org)

Kodak. Sears. Borders. The mere mention of any of these companies brings to mind the struggle to stay relevant amid today’s technology and boundless alternatives. But behind each of them lies a deeper story of at least one leader who is or was “sheltered” from the reality of their business.

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It (hbr.org)
Rebecca Shambaugh

5 Myths About Leadership Accountability

Courtesy of malphursgroup.com

Churches without leadership accountability have a one-way ticket to organizational implosion.

This isn’t an overstatement. It’s the truth. When pastors in leadership lack effective accountability, eventually the ministry will fail.

This doesn’t always mean a moral failure. But it could mean gross mismanagement, high staff and volunteer turnover, high member attrition, or fiscal insolvency.

How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work

How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work
Author: Amy Gallo (hbr.org)

How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide
Author: Laurence Minsky

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

How to Plan Your Week to Keep Your Weekend Free

How to Plan Your Week to Keep Your Weekend Free
Author: Elizabeth Grace Saunder (hbr.org

“I’ll get that done over the weekend.”

This one sentence has become a one-size-fits-all solution when we can’t fit in working on a project, answering e-mail, or simply knocking items off our to-do lists during the week.

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