Top 10 Posts from 2016

December 26, 2016 — Leave a comment

It’s that time again – time to mark the 5th year for the Everyday Leadership site. We’ve had more readers from all over the world and have high hopes for 2017. Thanks for making it another great year!

Below I’ve compiled the top 10 posts of 2016. You can also view the Top 10 list from past years here. And don’t forget to download my free ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor if you’re looking for a good place to start.


Becoming a Coaching Leader

Coaching sounds so easy but is somehow so elusive to concretely learn and practice. Get the rundown here: quick, easy and concise.

12 Ways to Make Your Teammates Look Good

Somewhere along the way, being a great teammate fell off most people’s professional priority list. Newsflash: teamwork is the next great competitive advantage.

Get More Initiative From Your People

Not all employees are equal – they don’t have equal experience, talent or motivation. Regardless, here’s what you can do to raise the bar.

Be Known Positively

You can’t give yourself credibility – only other people can. If they think negatively about you, it’s already over.

12 Books That Shaped My Leadership

People keep asking me for my book recommendations. I love to share them so much that I wrote this post to make it even easier.

How to Host a Positive Generational Conversation

You’ve probably noticed that different generations think and behave differently at work. Don’t fall in the group that sweeps it all under the rug. Have a strong, productive discussion.

5 Phrases Successful Leaders Use

In a very real sense, leaders speak their own common language. Here is a preview.

How to Be a Good Dictator (or Not)

If dictators can lead sweeping change for decades, what’s the excuse for those more altruistic leaders? Here are a few lessons we can learn.

What it Really Means to “Empower” Your People

You are only as good as your team. When they win, you win. Here’s how to win (and it’s not as easy as it looks).

The Best Leadership Education You Can Get for Free

You do not need to get an advanced degree or attend an expensive seminar to learn to be a leader. Here are 8 shortcuts.

Nathan Magnuson is a leadership consultant, coach, trainer and thought leader.  Receive his ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor by subscribing to his website or follow him on Twitter.