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Top AEU LEAD Blogs of 2020
Jan 4, 2021 - AEU LEAD

We launched our blog in 2018 to provide guidance to supervisors and managers at all levels in their journey to becoming a stronger leader. We’ve covered performance management, building influence with direct reports, coaching for desired results, effective communication.

Here are our 10 most popular articles of 2020. We look forward to continuing to use this blog to share our experiences and help you grow as a leader.

 

1. 10 Qualities of an Excellent Team Player

Teamwork is an essential part of workplace success. It is not a fixed trait but rather one that can be learned and developed. Here are 10 qualities that can make you a better team player.

 

2. When Business as Usual is Anything But, Leaders Must Step Up

In times of uncertainty, employees look to managers and supervisors for reassurance. While you may not have all the answers, be responsive to their needs.

 

3. 5 Simple Steps for Supervisors to Avoid Miscommunication

Miscommunications are the root cause of many failures within organizations. Learning how to share information effectively with direct reports is a critical skill for any supervisor or manager. (This article is also available as an infographic.)

 

4. How to Deliver Feedback to Employees from Different Generations

Good managers know every employee desires and deserves feedback on their performance – both positive and constructive. How can you deliver it in a way that helps them learn, grow and feel valued? 

 

5. The Supervisor’s Guide to Understanding Different Generations of Employees

You become a more effective supervisor when you understand the mannerisms, ideas, and values of your direct reports. A huge step toward this effectiveness involves an appreciation for the generation to which each employee belongs.

 

6. Feedback is Key: Motivating Employees from Different Generations

Engaged employees typically have managers who understand how to keep them motivated. This varies by generation, but the desire for feedback is evident across all age groups – it’s just a matter of how you deliver it.

 

7. Infographic - Helping Employees With Bad Habits

Many personnel issues that supervisors routinely deal are the result of bad habits. Check out our infographic highlighting four steps to help employees change less than desirable behaviors.

 

8. Growth and Improvement: Moving Beyond Status Quo

To implement change, companies must be willing to move beyond status quo. No one within the organization is better positioned to make it happen than those on the front line and in the trenches.

 

9. Infographic: 10 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Front-line leaders are key drivers of employee engagement. Check out our infographic highlighting 10 ways they can influence it for the better.

 

10. 5 Fundamental Truths About Leadership Development for Front-line Leaders

Organizations are constantly seeking a competitive advantage in an ever-changing marketplace. In this blog, we discuss the five ways a leadership development program will help you outpace competitors. (This article is also available as an infographic.)

 
The opinions and comments expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of ALMA, The American Equity Underwriters, Inc., AEU LEAD or Amwins. None of the aforementioned parties or the authors are responsible for any inaccuracy of content or for any loss or damages incurred by any party as a result of reliance on information contained in this article. Content may not be published or reproduced without the written consent of the authors. Prior articles may not be updated for accuracy as pertinent information changes over time. The AEU LEAD blog is intended to provide general information and should not be construed as legal advice.
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