Transformational Leaders Have to be Great Listeners

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 24, 2019

One of my favorite things to talk about is transformational leadership—and the more I coach and present on this topic, the more I become convinced in the centrality of active listening.

Here’s why: To be a true transformational leader—an agent of change at your company—you’ve got to constantly be open to ways things could be improved, problems that need to be solved, efficiencies that might be enhanced and increased.… Read more...

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Creating a Culture That Prizes Health and Wellness

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 2, 2018

When your team prioritizes personal health and wellness, it’s a win for everyone. They enjoy a higher quality of life, while the company itself benefits from higher productivity, lower absenteeism, and improved morale.

 

But while some employees will be totally on board with physical fitness efforts, others may need a little coaxing.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanCreating a Culture That Prizes Health and Wellness

How to Protect Yourself from Burnout

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 26, 2018

Have you ever experienced the symptoms of burnout? Malaise, fatigue, the absence of drive, a lack of interest… if you’ve ever felt like all your professional vim and vigor were depleted, then there’s a chance you’ve dealt with burnout.

 

Burnout can be a career killer; a spiral from which some people never quite recover.… Read more...

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Understand Your Own Motivation

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 26, 2018

Different people are motivated by different things. As a leader, it’s helpful for you to know what motivates your team members. But even more foundational, I think, is knowing what motivates yourself.

 

There are a number of reasons for this, but foremost among them is this: When you know what motivates you, you can have a better sense of what will keep you happy in the long run.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanUnderstand Your Own Motivation