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Top Leadership Articles of 2018 to Help You Meet Your 2019 Goals

Posted by  Christian Spielman

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The beginning of a new year is a great time for reflection. As is our tradition, we rounded up a list of our most popular leadership blogs from 2018. We hope you found them to be informative, interesting, and helpful on your journey to better yourself and your organization. Want to discuss any of these posts, or have topics you'd like to see covered in 2019? Send us a message on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook – we'd love to hear from you!

10. How to be an Effective Leader During Times of Change 

Organizational change can sometimes be intimidating. Fortunately, there are strategies that leaders can employ to help workers cope during times of change.

9. 4 Leadership Topics Gaining Steam and Why They Matter

Don’t fall behind the trends! These leadership topics are worth paying attention to as the new year unfolds. 

8. 6 Leadership Skills Needed for Managing Remote Employees

What skills or attributes are needed to effectively manage a remote team? Can the same approach be used with on-site employees? Alli Besl reviews the literature to take the guesswork out of managing remotely.

7. Gender Bias Creates a Double Bind for Women in Leadership

As you continue reading through this list, one thing will become very apparent: women in leadership is a hot topic, and for good reason. In this third installment of Amie Lawrence’s blog series on gender and leadership, learn why women can face a “Catch-22” situation when setting their sights on a leadership role.

6. 7 Benefits of a Good Succession Planning Process

It’s becoming a well-known fact that many companies don’t do succession planning (or don’t do it well), even though it’s widely accepted as an important strategic initiative. This article reiterates the reasons why succession planning should be considered a top priority in 2019.

5. Improve Your Leadership Skills Using These Self-Awareness Activities

Not sure what resolutions you should set for 2019? This article provides timely suggestions to help you increase self-awareness and create meaningful and impactful goals for the future. 

4. Measure Learning Agility to Identify Successful Leaders

Learning agility is one’s ability to perform at a high level on tasks, situations, and problems encountered for the first time. In this article, Jessica Petor reviews research on the five key dimensions that are crucial to learning-agile leaders.

3. 7 Reasons to Hire Women Leaders

The second installment of the gender and leadership blog series explores how business sense and academic research work together to identify why women leaders are a positive for your organization and why it is important to have more women in leadership roles.

2. What is the Difference Between Leadership and Management?

This article cites examples from the historic leaders Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, and Winston Churchill to discuss how we define leadership and how leadership is differentiated from management.

1. Are Men or Women Better Leaders? Several Studies Reveal the Facts

Our most popular leadership blog of 2018 tackles the idea of individual leadership effectiveness: is there a gender difference in how men and women lead? And if so, is one gender considered a better leader than another? This first installment of the gender and leadership series provides a great foundation for understanding the differences (and similarities) between men and women leaders.

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Christian Spielman

Christian Spielman is a Consulting Associate based in the Pittsburgh office of PSI Services LLC. Christian provides client support across many different industries including manufacturing, customer service, retail, and healthcare, with a particular focus on leadership assessment and development.

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