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4 Words to Calm Down Your Office Drama Queens (and Kings)

Office DramaThe Drama Queens (and Kings) at your office need to be the center of attention. They’re provocative, emotional and reactive. And they are highly skilled at getting everyone around them worked-up, frazzled and emotional (that’s how they stay at the center of attention).
So you’re going to manage them by doing the opposite (i.e. you’re going to be calm, cool and Factual).
Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 June, 2016 Communication Skills, Forbes, Leadership Skills | 1 comment | Read more →

6 Words For Stopping Blame And Increasing Accountability

BlameSometimes when people mess up at work, they dodge accountability and shift the responsibility to someone else. This is called blame.
Far too many of us have experienced an employee missing a deadline and trying to throw a colleague under the bus for their mistake, like:
“I couldn’t get this report done on time because of that jerk Pat in accounting.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 23 June, 2016 Communication Skills, Forbes, Leadership Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

Excerpt from the Science of Leadership Academy: Overview of Accountability

We've gotten so many requests to see a sample video from the Science of Leadership Academy (our collection of 20+ hours of online leadership training) that we've put up a snippet for you!

This snippet is about 11 minutes long and gives an overview of the Stages of Accountability. In the full academy, the videos that would follow this one show leaders how to manage employees in each of these stages (e.g. what do you say when employees blame or make excuses?).

After you watch the video, if you want a full trial of the Science of Leadership Academy, visit here and request a demo.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 19 October, 2015 Leadership Skills, Video | 1 comment | Read more →

Videos: Clips of Mark Murphy's Speeches and Leadership Training

Mark Murphy, is the founder of Leadership IQ, a New York Times bestselling author, a contributor to FORBES & LinkedIn.  And he’s lectured at The United Nations, Harvard Business School, Microsoft, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, and more.  Because we've gotten so many requests for one simple page of clips from Mark's speeches, we made this post.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 September, 2015 Leadership Skills, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

Why The CEO Gets Fired (Change Management And More)

Iceo-firedt's a commonly-held belief that the CEO gets fired (or forced to resign or retire under pressure) because of "current financial performance." But that's wrong, according to a study by LeadershipIQ.com. It found that 31% of get fired for poor change management, 28% for ignoring customers, 27% for tolerating low performers, 23% for denying reality and 22% for too much talk and not enough action.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2015 Leadership Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

All Great Leadership Styles Begin By Spending Time With Employees

leadership_styles_time_inspirationAre you spending enough time with your employees…or too much? New research reveals that the median time employees spend interacting with leaders is approximately three hours per week – just half of the six hours found to be optimal for employee engagement. Regardless of which of the myriad leadership styles you prefer, spending time with employees is a universal requirement.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 June, 2015 Leadership Skills, Leadership Styles, Research | 3 comments | Read more →
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