Blog - Building Great Leaders

  • November 14, 2018
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  • January 16, 2018

    Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

    By: Andrew Fayad and Paul Fayad

    Leaders Are Made, but Servant Leaders Are Born Some think you can’t make talent; you’re just born with it. Others think that after 10,000 hours of training you’ll become expert at anything. In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant […]

  • July 18, 2017

    Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Spending time with employees pays off—not just for them, but for the leaders and the entire organization. The question of how much time can be explored in a Fast Company post, “Why Managers Should Spend Exactly 6 Hours A Week With Each Employee.” But here at ELM, we’ve found that it’s not necessarily quantified time […]

  • July 11, 2017

    Leadership RoundUp: Learn to Lead, not Manage

    By: Andrew Fayad

    If you type “difference between leadership and management” into Google, you’ll come up with about 4,000,000 results with business information leaders like Harvard Business and Forbes at the top giving many, many tips on how to be a better leader versus a manager. Type into Pinterest “leadership quotes” and you’ll be scrolling for hours.

  • November 23, 2016

    Business Landscapes Are Changing, Let Your Employees Know They’re Valued

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Today’s business landscape means that no two days are the same. Industries are changing; you’ve probably learned that if your business doesn’t adapt, you could all too easily be left in your competitor’s dust. But where does that leave your employees? As you adapt to a changing landscape, you expect your employees to follow suit. […]

  • August 29, 2016

    Why Mindfulness Deserves a Place in Your Leadership Training

    By: Andrew Fayad

    It seems like something you’d hear while meditating during yoga class: Mindfulness teaches us to be present and deliberate in choice and action. But mindfulness has made its way from the yoga mat to the office in some organizations, and the benefits have been significant and even scientifically proven. The shift to soft skills as […]

  • August 11, 2016

    Why Learning Agility Might Be The Most Important Skill For Business Leaders To Hone

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    The American philosopher Eric Hoffer said “In times of change, learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” In short, it’s those who are primed to learn and ready to adapt that have the best chance at success.

  • June 27, 2016

    Why Humble CEOs do Better (and How You Can Train for Humility at Work)

    By: Andrew Fayad

    When you think about great leaders, what personality traits come to mind? Probably admirable characteristics such as charisma, leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and personal drive. But one trait that you might not consider is one that doesn’t always get a lot of respect: Humility.

  • June 15, 2016

    10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry

    By: Andrew Fayad

    In some ways, the learning industry evolves quickly and trends change all of the time (like these 3 trends we found earlier in the year). But in other ways, it’s not changing fast enough. Innovation in leadership development, employee development, and education is the lifeblood of staying current and competitive in today’s corporate landscape, and […]

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