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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Leadership Tips for Developing and Inspiring Employees

February 19, 2016 | Tanny Joyce, M.S. & Dale Harris, Ph.D.

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 screwed up and not followed our agreed upon approach when defining client expectations. 

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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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