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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Communication

This is a 12-part series. Successfully leading a team can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a professional’s career. However, addressing a diverse group effectively can be difficult for new leaders to adjust to. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership […]

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How to Create the Right Goals for the New Year

As the calendar turns to a new year, millions of business professionals create new personal and organizational goals to strive for during the next 12 months. However, though many pursue new goals, few actually achieve them. According to a study, 60% of people create resolutions for the new year, yet only 8% are successful in […]

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Year in Review: Top Posts of 2020

With the new year in full swing, it’s time to look back at the top posts of 2020. From the Eisenhower Matrix to Enneagram of Personality to being a leader in times of uncertainty, this past year offered a wide range of topics and content. So, before we completely close the books on 2020, check […]

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TED Talk: How Reverse Mentorship Can Help Create Better Leaders

Focusing on diversity and inclusion within an organization is crucial to maintaining a healthy and supportive workforce. And while mentorship programs have always been thought of as a way to pass on wisdom from leaders to employees, executive coach and personal development advocate Patrice Gordon explains that the inverse can be just has helpful for […]

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The Struggle Is Real: Leading Your Team During Poor Business Conditions

Leading a team when your organization is on the top of the mountain can be a self-rejuvenating act. Powered by amazing sales reports, positive outlooks, a thriving corporate culture, and just plain and simple good times, it may seem easy to lead a team to the summit. But what happens when your organization or the […]

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“Giving Tuesday” an Opportunity for Businesses to Make a Lasting Community Impact

As businesses enter a season usually filled with in-person holiday parties and an abundance of team-building volunteer opportunities, COVID-19 has changed the way companies give back this year in a time when the need is great.  (more…)

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Give Thanks (Part 1): Best Way to Show Appreciation to Your Clients

North America has a long history of celebrating the importance of giving thanks, displaying gratitude, and showing appreciation to those around us. And as the season of giving draws near, the heart of the season is growing larger with each day. The art of this humble acknowledgment is the crux to many organizational cultures, so […]

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10 Quotes to Help Stand Out in the Crowd

The more experience we gain in leading others, the more we realize that motivation is key in developing our team to make the most of each other’s skills. It is an arrow that is continually held in our leadership quiver to ensure we shoot toward an environment conducive to high productivity and open creativity. However, […]

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Leadership Lessons from Parks and Rec

While there are countless books and video tutorials on developing as a leader, one of the best resources we can use is right under our noses. TV shows can provide some of the best tips of what to do and not to do when in a leadership position. And while TV leaders can range from […]

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Play Ball: Leadership Lessons from Baseball Legends

On March 26, 2020, Major League Baseball was set to throw out the first pitch of the 2020 season. Known as Opening Day, the event is the culmination of dozens of offseason trades, renewed contracts, months of preparation, and a date every fan of our national pastime had circled on their calendars. But before the […]

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