Leading Through Influence: How to Empower and Influence Your Employees

August 29, 2019 | Vance Passaquindici and Jahnina Moss, M.S.

Leading Through Influence is a customized leadership training that Apex Performance Strategies developed to empower both leaders and individual contributors. This leadership training incorporates both Servant Leadership and the component of Influence. Managers who lead through influence strive to serve and empower their employees to become leaders themselves. Read on to learn more about the five strategic ways leaders influence and how it can benefit your organization. 

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Lessons in Leadership: 4 Tips to Motivate and Engage Employees

July 25, 2019 | Tanny Joyce, M.S. & Dale Harris, Ph.D.

Are your employees excited to come to work? Are they passionate about their jobs? Are they willing to go above and beyond to achieve outstanding results? If not, you may be facing an employee engagement gap, with team members who don’t feel motivated or connected to the organization or their jobs.

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The Most Important Leadership Characteristic

July 17, 2019 | Tanny Joyce and Dale Harris

As consultants, we are constantly asked about our opinion on many topics. Ranging from the best way to measure ROI, to how to motivate employees, to what is the best question to ask in an interview. One question that often comes up is, “what is the most important leadership characteristic needed to be an effective leader?” It’s difficult to narrow it down to one thing, so we often “cheat” and offer a list of 3 to 5 characteristics. Recently, we were put on the spot again with this question, so we asked ourselves, “is there really ONE KEY characteristic of leadership?”

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Five Things Inspirational Leaders Do

May 23, 2019 | Tanny Joyce and Dale Harris

What makes a leader inspirational? There are the obvious answers; ability to paint clear vision of the future, effective communicator, charismatic, great motivator, etc. But digging a little deeper, what are the key behaviors that inspirational leaders display beyond the obvious answers? Thinking back about all of the leaders we have worked with over the years and thinking about the ones that did a great job at inspiring others, there have been a few commonalities. Here are the Five Key Behaviors of inspirational leaders:

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December 6, 2016 | Tanny Joyce, M.S. & Dale Harris, Ph.D.

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Employee Engagement Assessment

May 4, 2016 | Tanny Joyce, M.S. & Dale Harris, Ph.D.

How well are you engaging your employees?

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DISC: Enhancing Communication

March 31, 2016 | Tanny Joyce, M.S. & Dale Harris, Ph.D.

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Why is Talent Walking Out Your Door?

February 18, 2016 | Dale Harris and Ali Meyer


We asked 10 of our HR partners “Why does Talent leave your organization?” We specifically asked them to focus on voluntary attrition and include anecdotal reasons as well as quantitative, exit interview

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Developing and Inspiring Employees Through Coachable Moments

August 14, 2015 | Tanny Joyce and Dale Harris

Looking back over my career there are a few events that stand out as key moments of growth and inspiration. One of these key moments occurred early in my career, when I went to my manager to 'confess' that I had sc

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