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Creating Business Goals That Stick

Every year when the calendar turns over from December to January, leaders across every industry and business sector turn over a new leaf on a new year. And while most embrace this opportunity as a chance to build upon the success experienced in the previous year, they also see the need to create strategic goals […]

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3 Ways Conflict Resolution Can Save Your Culture

Culture is the most important aspect of a company and is the very foundation of the organization itself. The common values and beliefs that make up this foundation help dictate not only how a company operates, but also how its employees interact with one another. There are several factors that can create cracks in the […]

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Leading by the Numbers: What Your Enneagram Says About You as a Leader (Type 3: The Achiever)

Leading by the Numbers is a nine-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 on the pros and cons scale, it is the amalgamation of intricate character traits and […]

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Team-Building Activities with a Purpose

Why do we have a love/hate relationship with team-building activities? For some, such activities are uncomfortable and unproductive. Yet for others, engaging with their co-workers in unconventional ways can be a nice break from the day-to-day grind of work. Trying to find the right kinds of activities to fit your team can be challenging. A […]

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Helping or Hurting: 4 Types of Feedback to Ignore

Feedback can be the lifeblood of personal and career development. Constructive criticism from a close peer or positive reinforcement from a focus group can help a leader navigate through the rowdy seas of commerce. Interestingly enough, according to a study by Office Vibe, companies that implement regular employee feedback experience 14.9% lower turnover rates. But […]

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The Empathetic Leader: The Lasting Effects of Empathy on Culture and Retention

Leadership styles vary from one person to the next, but one character trait that is steadily becoming essential in the modern workplace is empathy. It’s the age-old saying of putting oneself in others’ shoes to fully understand and experience their feelings. It’s the importance of taking into consideration how your actions or inaction affect those […]

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Managing the 4 Different Types of Workers

Is underperformance and lack of production a sign of an ill-fit team or a symptom of mismanagement? According to a study published in Harvard Business Review in conjunction with Deloitte’s Business Chemistry system, leaders who aren’t getting their desired outcomes may have all the pieces in place needed to push the needle further—they just need […]

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Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Effective Leadership

Business acumen, leadership experience, and managerial skills are crucial traits that help you rise in your organization and lead a team of professionals, but what differentiates a good leader from a great leader? Simply put, it’s the emotional competencies that make up a leader’s Emotional Intelligence that determine success and effectiveness. According to Oxford’s Dictionary […]

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Administrative Professionals: A Look at a Rapidly Changing Profession

With technology transforming the way America’s offices operate and the advent of smartphones, administrative professionals have felt some of the most disruptive changes of any profession. Basic needs like typing, organizing, and scheduling are no longer enough to fill the job description of one position. The most menial tasks are automated as technology streamlines once […]

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Not All Teams Are the Same: What Does Yours Need to Flourish?

There are plenty of online articles about workplace teamwork. Put “workplace teamwork” into Google and you’ll end up with about 35,200,000 results. You’ll find articles about improving teamwork, blogs proclaiming the benefit of working together as a team, and a whole lot of advice about “making the dream work.” What many of those links fail […]

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