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Why integrity is the foundation of a peak performance leader

by Chris McGoff, SmartBrief, Feb. 23, 2017

To have true integrity, follow through on the commitments you make without fail, writes Chris McGoff. This is essential because integrity is the building block of trust, and when trust flourishes, so do "interconnectedness, intimacy, and synchronicity."

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Communication has to be a two-way street

by David Grossman, The Grossman Group Blog, Feb. 13, 2017

A workplace with strong two-way communication requires managers to be trained and for their teams to possess a communications plan, writes David Grossman. "Measure the state of communication regularly (a survey once a year isn't enough)," he writes.

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C-suite gender gap: Leadership training efforts falling short

by Maria Castellucci, Modern Healthcare, Feb. 25, 2017

Women represent just 26% of hospital CEO positions despite holding 75% of healthcare jobs. At Fortune 500 companies in healthcare, women comprise merely 21% of executive roles and 21% of board members.

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What's love got to do with it?

by Rob Jenkins, 9 Virtues Blog, Feb. 14, 2017

The word “love” usually refers to a feeling and in some contexts to a particular kind of feeling. Charity, on the other hand, is something a little different, which St. Paul describes in his iconic sermon in I Corinthians. “Charity is an action word, defined more by what we do (or do not do) than by what we feel.” Rob Jenkins discusses the importance of both love and charity for the virtuous leader.

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Empathy is a simple yet effective driver of success

by Marcel Schwantes, Inc.com, Jan. 31, 2017

Research has suggested that the ability to listen and respond with empathy is a critical trait for leadership, writes Marcel Schwantes. Having more in-person conversations is a simple way to create opportunities for demonstrating empathy and building interpersonal relationships.

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Listening requires more than just your ears

by Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent, Feb. 1, 2017

When you listen, try to understand the point the person is trying to make rather than biding your time until you can speak, writes Valeria Maltoni. To improve your active listening, she suggests taking notes while a person is speaking, which helps engage more of the senses and can lead to better retention.

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