Communicate Effectively

Posted on January 25, 2023

Establishing two-way trust between employees and leaders is essential for success in an organization. One way to facilitate two-way trust is by communicating effectively. Trust is built when communication is professional and respectful while also being transparent and constructive. If an employee can expect honesty and respect when sharing thoughts and ideas with their leader, 

Psychological Safety

Posted on January 11, 2023

According to PwC’s 2016 Global CEO survey, 55% of CEOs think that a lack of trust is a threat to their organization’s growth (Zak, 2017). This is an alarming percentage, but an important question to consider when examining this topic is, as a leader, where do you start in order to increase trust with your 

Just Breathe

Posted on December 15, 2022

Does deep breathing help us develop our emotional intelligence? “Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships” (Bradberry & Greaves, 14). One of the four key elements of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. “Self-awareness is your ability 

2023 Emerging Leaders Program Nominations are now Being Accepted

Posted on December 2, 2022

LLD is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2023 Emerging Leader Cohort. All employees who are not currently at a Supervisor level or above qualify. There are a few other requirements for nomination. The employee must: Be employed with Covenant for a minimum of one year as of January 1st, 

You Engage, They Engage

Posted on December 1, 2022

There is a lot of buzz circulating about employee engagement. But how do engaged employees positively affect a business? What are some actions we can take as leaders to help promote engagement among employees and teams? Nielson conducted a survey that took a deep dive into employee engagement. They found that in the US, only 

Resolve to Solve in 2023

Posted on November 29, 2022

Start 2023 off With This Innovative Team Workshop This limited-time educational opportunity will bring LLD to your facility for an ideation/problem-solving event with your team. While identifying and tackling your biggest barriers for 2023, you will learn ideation and problem-solving techniques that you can utilize over and over again. These include: Questionstorming Brainwriting Brainwalking 5 

A 360 Degree Leader

Posted on November 16, 2022

In the book The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization, John C. Maxwell shares 7 myths of leading from the middle. Myth #1 says, “I can’t lead if I’m not at the top.” 360 degree leaders influence people at every level of the organization. By helping others, they in turn 

Healthy Habits

Posted on November 2, 2022

Change is never easy- especially when someone is trying to make positive changes to promote a healthier lifestyle. Whether the change includes eating better, exercising, or eliminating stress, it is difficult to stay motivated. According to the Healthy Tip titled “Understand These Five Behaviors That Can Prevent Sticking With Healthy Habits” from the BlueCross BlueShield 


Posted on October 19, 2022

In the center of the bustling, sprawling, fast-paced city of New York sits 843 acres of beautiful land. This land is home to over 18,000 trees, more than 200 species of birds, a unique zoo, broad lakes, twisting streams, playing fields, monuments, and picturesque gardens (Central Park Conservancy, 2018). The name of this magnificent land 

Positively Authentic

Posted on October 6, 2022

Positivity is a skill that requires work every single day.  It is important because most living systems tend to move toward positive energy and away from negative energy.  For example, a natural source of positive energy for most living things is sunlight. In human interactions, being kind and having gratitude are forms of positivity.  People