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  • Maintaining a High Level of Trust

    Most C-suite executives and managers do not think about the organizational and societal consequences of low trust. However, the repercussions of low trust within an organization can be unfavorable to the culture, production and profits. In this issue of the Executive Edge, we look at how to maintain a high level of trust so that […]

  • Build and Extend Trust

    Leaders who do the right thing consistently, especially when there’s a cost or consequence, can be considered truly trustworthy. As we learn in this Executive Edge, successful leadership requires trust and extending trust can reap rewards in how it inspires and motivates employees. Leaders on all levels will gain self-satisfaction and confidence when they learn […]

  • Your Employees Are Watching You

    The way you present yourself to your employees is the way they will describe you to others. In this Executive Edge, the emphasis is on the image you project, which may not sync up with how you view yourself as the leader. Topics include the impact – good and bad – of what you say […]

  • Learn the Impact of Trust and Distrust

    Trust impacts all aspects of business. If there is distrust, there is less creativity, less motivation, and less productivity. Distrust can lurk in relationships, teams, and whole organizations. In this Edge, we look at the damage that suspicion can do in the absence of trust, the importance of leading out with trust, and steps that […]

  • What Creates a High-Trust Work Environment
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    Trust has dramatic business implications for the workplace. With a high level of trust, people feel free to express and share their ideas; communication and collaboration can happen quickly; and innovation and productivity are handsome results. In this Executive Edge, the focus is on ways that trust can be embedded within an organization – in […]

  • How to See Transparency

    To stay competitive in the 21st century and to meet the expectations of today’s digital population, businesses need a strategy for transparency that can be effectively communicated to employees and customers around the world. This issue of Executive Edge explores how to manage transparency, how to create transparency online, how to make sure your company’s […]

  • Project an Inspiring Leader’s Image

    Inspiring leaders use their authority to positively influence their employees and their organizations. An important piece of this is to be the example that others want to follow. In this Executive Edge, the focus is on what it takes to earn those followers by examining how to act, the importance of walking the talk, maintaining a […]

  • How to Manage Distrust and Negativity

    Much of a company’s success hinges on who the leaders are – on all levels – and what the employees think of them. According to data gathered by the authors of Credibility, the top characteristic people seek in a leader is honesty. This Executive Edge looks into how to reverse a loss of trust, how […]

  • Be the Optimistic Leader

    Active optimists believe they can make a difference and evidence suggests that this is true. In this Executive Edge, there is support for achieving active optimism, creating a positive work experience, developing an optimistic outlook, communicating honestly and positively with others, choosing positive thinking, and radiating an energy that is positive. The benefits will quickly […]

  • Strive to Inspire Loyalty
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    Loyalty can be demonstrated by employees, employers and customers in their devotion to and passion for a company, leader, team or even a product. As we learn in this Executive Edge, people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. People become loyal to what they experience and learn about the intentions […]

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