3 Ways Authentic Leaders Inspire and Retain Employees

People don’t want work-fueled robots guiding their companies. February 11, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. To be human is to err. Why is it, then, that leaders insist on pretending they’re perfect in front of their teams? People don’t want work-fueled robots guiding their companies. They would much rather work for skilled, empathetic leaders who feel passionately about their missions, make honest mistakes and learn along the way. As the newest generation to join the workforce, Generation Z values authenticity in leadership. MNI Targeted Media recently conducted a survey about what members of Gen Z prioritize. The study found that Gen Z consumers value open-mindedness, inclusivity and authenticity above other factors when choosing where to do business — both personally and professionally. The consequences of an inauthentic approach to leadership can be severe. Employees who don’t view their leaders as authentic are less engaged […]

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3 Hard Truths About Leadership Team Dynamics

Leaders who are responsible for keeping a team moving smoothly don’t always get along themselves. February 4, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Great companies maintain an image of unity and strength, even when the executive team doesn’t always see eye to eye. That’s easier said than done, though. Executives and leaders, at the end of the day, are still just people — people who make a lot of important decisions, of course, but who also often have wildly different ideas of what defines and drives success. Founders who want to keep their companies on the right track need to understand what drives the individuals who make up their executive team and, despite varying perspectives and opinions, determine how best to keep them all in the boat and rowing in the same direction. Use these methods to keep managers, executives and key stakeholders pulling […]

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