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Unforgettable Leadership Lessons from Love Songs

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be spending a little more time shopping for chocolates and gifts than normal. According to WalletHub, consumers spend $21.8 billion annually on this holiday. In fact, $4.1 billion goes to jewelry purchases, whereas $2 billion is spent on flowers and candy each. However, there’s one aspect […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Recognition

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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All About Perspective: Changing Your Focus

One of the biggest issues leaders face in an organization is hitting a plateau. Even after months of sales gains or a period of production increases, once growth starts to wane, it can be hard to not only understand why but also what to do next. That is why innovation has been one of the […]

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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 Maintain Team Synergy While Social Distancing

Mangers have a tough enough time as it is creating synergy among their team members. But, throwing in social distancing and remote work creates a whole new set of challenges. Here are a few ways you can keep your team engaged with one another. (more…)

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Ted Talk: The Puzzle of Motivation

Leading a productive team involves not only engaging and retaining employees, but it also requires a strong leadership skill: the ability to motivate others. In his Ted Talk, “The Puzzle of Motivation,” career analyst Dan Pink explains that traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as business leaders think. Check out the video below to learn […]

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Leading Up: 3 Keys to Upward Leadership

Effectively leading employees is paramount to creating a strong, successful culture in any organization. However, in some instances, there are blurred lines between the leaders and those being led. According to leadership expert John Maxwell “Most leaders want to lead, not be led. But most leaders also want to have value added to them. If […]

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Leading by the Numbers: What Your Enneagram Says About You as a Leader (Type 9: The Peacemaker)

Leading by the Numbers is a 10-part series.  Understanding your strengths and weaknesses as a leader is imperative to not only leading others, but also leading yourself effectively. But the make-up of great leaders doesn’t just lay in the balance of the pros and cons scale, it is the amalgamation of intricate character traits and […]

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Business Lessons from COVID-19: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Full-time remote work for employees was out of the question for most companies a few short months ago, but after weathering a pandemic that changed how we work almost overnight, business owners say there are several lessons to take away from this time–the good, the bad and the unknown. (more…)

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TED Talk: The Cost of Workplace Stress

Stress in the workplace is one of the biggest hindrances to office morale, creativity, and overall productivity. Despite this, stress is also one of the most prevalent issues employers and employees face. The cost is high, but there is a solution. In his TED Talk, “The Cost of Workplace Stress–and How to Reduce It,” wellness […]

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