LearnLoft Blogs & Podcasts
June 13, 2019by johneades
There are six key words in the definition of leadership but one of the most important ones is the ability to inspire others. When you inspire others, you motivate them to do their best work, they set higher goals for themselves and achieve more. Of course, not all business leaders think it’s their job to inspire others and they couldn’t be more wrong.
June 12, 2019by christinawilder
One of the most cringe-worthy sentences of all-time has to be, “Can I give you some feedback?” I bet you just heard one of your horrible boss’s voice in your head. Apologies for the PTSD. Looking back now, the title of this article should be Feedback: the most overused business phrase. I’m not here to bash feedback as a tool. Feedback is, in...
June 5, 2019by johneades
Up against the odds, Curry challenged himself to perfect his skills and elevate the players around him. Curry has achieved a tremendous amount of success on and off the basketball court, but he never stops working on his craft. On a recent episode of The Game, on Facebook Watch, he gave us insight into the one thing that set him up for success — something that can...
June 3, 2019by christinawilder
“Why aren’t my people doing the RIGHT things?” “My people just don’t listen.” “My team is lazy.” If your team isn’t achieving the desired result, take a look in the mirror and think about how you’re leading them. Here are the 4 huge and avoidable mistakes leaders of underperforming teams make:
May 30, 2019by johneades
Many relationships get splintered because both parties are focusing on the differences that feel too big to overcome. Often times, this happens because the leader and co-worker feel like they are on opposing sides. While these feelings make sense in moments of struggle, they actually aren’t accurate.
May 29, 2019by christinawilder
Your personal brand includes everything you say and do — in public and private. Yes, in private too. The truth is, nothing is private anymore. You are always being watched whether it’s in-person or online. Every post you make, comment you leave, or thing you share is open to scrutiny. The same goes for how what you do in public. Did you act out at the...
May 23, 2019by johneades
After years of studying, practicing, applying, and writing about what the best leaders do, I am confident there are 5 critical skills every leader must develop to become the best leader that can be. These skills do not have to be completed in order, and you will probably find that you already have a high skill level in some or most of them.
May 21, 2019by christinawilder
Don’t you despise the response “let me ask my manager”? This type of behavior doesn’t happen if an organization has a culture of empowered employees and leaders who elevate others. In this short video, I share a great example of my experience at Chick-fil-A where one of its employees was empowered to make a decision where the information...
May 16, 2019by johneades
One of your direct reports disregards a rule. What do you do? Do you let it slide because they are a top performer? Do make excuses for them because they might not know better? Do you fire them to send a message to your team? It all comes down to discipline, and not in the way you’re probably thinking.
May 15, 2019by johneades
If you have ever tried to something with any real difficulty, you have exprienced failure. Failure is a part of life. However, many people avoid failure by simply deciding not to participate. If something smells even remotely challenging or risky, they avoid because of the fear of failure.