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Create Inclusivity and Diversity

Create Inclusivity Through Diversity

 How can you support the diversity initiatives that your organization has? Diversity is an incredible asset because, when harnessed, it brings more ideas and backgrounds to your company, so the quality of ideas and talent within your organization increases. What do you do as a leader to embrace diversity? Here are three tips to […]

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Appreciate Success and Milestones

Appreciate Success

 How can you embrace and recognize milestones? Many leaders, especially high achieving ones, tend to focus on the next milestone and do not recognize the importance of acknowledging current success. Use these three tips to acknowledge milestones with your team: Savor the moment. Celebrate, and feel the success that comes with it. Even sports […]

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Setting a good example

Setting a Good Example

 Does your team think that you do a good job of setting a good example for them? Think about a leader for whom you have worked, who you think of as being an exemplary demonstration of leading by example. Chances are you are going to think of someone who, when there was extra pressure […]

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How to create initiative

How to Create Initiative

 Do you inspire initiative on your team? It is very tempting as a leader to say, “I wish my team would take greater initiative.” But what if you are sending signals that shut down your team’s sense of initiative? Here are three tips to inspire greater initiative on your team: 1. Avoid dismissing their […]

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avoid being a micromanager

Avoid Being a Micromanager

 Could you be a micromanager? How can you stop it? Most people who are micromanagers do not know that they are micromanaging. They think they are being helpful. Here are three things you can do to empower your team and reduce micromanaging: Declare your intent to be helpful. Overtly declare that you want to […]

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How to Improve Performance

 Could you show your team more attention as a leader? About 100 years ago in the suburbs of Chicago, Hawthorne, Illinois, there was research being done at the Western Electric Company. That research has become known as the “Hawthorne Effect” and has since been quoted in many management texts. It explored the effect of […]

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Increase Performance Levels

 How do you move your team from being dysfunctional to being successful? There are a few ways to do so and to be more successful. A lot of this advice is based on Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and his follow up book called The Advantage. Mr. Lencioni lays out […]

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Setting Expectations as a Leader

Setting Expectations as a Leader

 How clear are you with your team? From our book, Employees Not Doing What You Expect, the number one reason that employees do not meet your expectations is because they’re unclear about what you expect. Here are three tips to help them understand and meet your expectations consistently: 1. Clarify your expectations. Make sure […]

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What Kind of Supervisor Are You?

What Kind of Supervisor Are You?

 What kind of supervisor are you? There is a big difference between a supervisor that does the bare minimum and one that is determined to thrive as a leader. At Unique Development, we have seen both. We have trained thousands of leaders from companies in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and warehousing and other operational […]

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Positively Impact Morale - Unique Training and Development

Positively Impact Morale

 Does emotion trump logic, or does logic trump emotion? If one of your team members is upset, frustrated, and emotional, should you talk to them rationally and logically? Even the most logical people tend to be more emotional than they would like to admit. You can make more of an emotional impact on your […]

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