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The Importance of Accountability in the Workplace

Far too often, business owners or managers try to hold people accountable without a relationship. When accountability is done right, people will want to be accountable. They will want to be better. There’s a big difference between forcing someone to be accountable and inviting someone into accountability through support and encouragement. As the old saying goes, “Nobody cares how much…

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Why We Need Community

Have you ever been in the same room with someone who is plugged into his or her phone and not paying attention to you? Have you ever been that person? I have. Today, more than ever before, strangers on a screen influence people’s minds, molding their beliefs, instilling fear rather than hope. Communication has been reduced to e-mails, instant messages,…

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Pursue Champion Connections

One key component of true community involves pursing champion connections. Pursuing champion connections means investing intentionally in relationships that have the potential to become strong alliances of support and mission. On the inside of your organization, you’ll want to begin by selecting a couple of people on your leadership team that you know are loyal to you. Begin intentionally investing…

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Making Encouragement Part of Your Company Culture

Making encouragement part of your company culture is beneficial on several levels. In order to do this, you must first understand that encouragement is the emotional fuel people need to do the things they are afraid to do. A mistake many managers too often make involves using negative comments, manipulation, and underhanded gestures to try to get others to do…

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The Important Role of the Leader

One of the most misunderstood concepts in our workplace is that leaders are managers. It is important to understand that a manager is someone who accounts for resources, organizes processes, and reports data to directors. On the contrary, a leader is someone who develops people into their full potential. While the manager may be focused on perfecting procedures and reporting…

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