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Improving Your Culture of Service

Regardless of the industry, service should be the foundation of every organization. How you interact with your customers, clients, and other businesses defines who you are and what your company stands for. This truth isn’t merely relegated to the service industry. And for successful organizations, service doesn’t stop at the point of sale or business […]

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Leading a Team During Organizational Change

One of the most difficult times a leader faces during the course of a career is dealing with change within an organization. From company mergers and account closings to employment shifts and adopting hybrid workforce solutions, leading a team through the uncertainty of change and company transformation can be challenging. However, leaders can expect at […]

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Naughty or Nice: Being More Assertive in the Workplace

One of the easiest traps to fall into for both new leaders and seasoned professionals is being too nice. While embracing kindness in relationships with employees and peers is a virtue, being overly nice leads to taking on more work than you can handle and disregarding your own needs for work-life balance. Simply put, unassertiveness […]

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Common Behaviors That Derail Leadership

There is truth in the saying leaders aren’t born, they’re made. They are cultivated over years of training, experience, and habit. Unfortunately, that cultivation can be from both good and bad ends of the leadership spectrum, which can create negative leadership traits. According to a study by DDI, 57% of employees quit their job solely […]

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Colin Powell on Leadership

On Oct. 18, 2021, the world lost one of the most influential individuals over the past 50 years. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was instrumental in setting the standard for modern foreign affairs and diplomatic service. As the U.S. National Security Advisor under President Ronald Regan, he rose to the rank of Chairman of […]

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Embracing Recognition and Thankfulness in the Workplace

Great leaders know the positive effects of employee recognition. Showing appreciation and thankfulness in the workforce helps promote healthy relationships, productivity, motivation, retention, and even overall employee morale. However, recognition can sometimes be an oversight that may be causing underlying issues. (more…)

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Goal Setting

This is part 10 of 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. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership […]

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The Results Are In: Two-Thirds Say Workforce Dynamics Will Be Worse When Employees Return to the Office

While some businesses eye the return of in-person workers after the COVID-19 pandemic, a question remains: will businesses be able to simply return to pre-March 2020 norms? According to a Gartner CFO survey, 74% of businesses plan to permanently shift some of their employees to remote work after the pandemic ends. However, those who are […]

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Practical Tips for New Leaders: Employee Development

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. From open communication and recognition to delegation and empowerment to self-awareness and empathy, there are a plethora of leadership arrows professionals must carry in their quivers to […]

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