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Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Leadership RoundUp: Learn to Lead, not Manage

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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.

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

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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. […]

Why Mindfulness Deserves a Place in Your Leadership Training

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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 […]

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

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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.

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

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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.

10 Opportunities for Learning Leaders to Drive Change in the Industry

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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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