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Break Down Workplace Silos to Build Engagement, Collaboration, and Productivity

Does your workplace have a silo culture? It’s a common phenomenon that can affect any business, but is especially prevalent in larger companies with many different departments and more employees. Silos typically form in workplaces when communication between different people, teams, or departments consistently fails. When this type of workplace culture is left unchecked, creativity, […]

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5 Tips for Leading Employees Who Are Older Than You

As younger generations advance in their careers and start to take on more prominent roles within their companies, it’s very likely many will find themselves in a position where they may have direct reports who are older, and in many ways, more experienced. It can be a tricky position for a young leader, so it’s […]

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5 Quick Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way

We’ve all been there. Working on a big project or new initiative, when all of a sudden progress comes to a grinding halt, and you’re struggling to find the motivation to keep moving forward. Often, it’s an outside influence that throws everything off track, like a client changing their mind about the objectives of the […]

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Leadership Lessons from Mr. Rogers

A primer of instant nostalgia for anyone who grew up within a more than three-decade period spanning 1967 to 2001, Fred Rogers’ venerable Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood has become the hallmark of wholesome educational programming for children. From tying your shoes to standing up against racism and discrimination, each 30-minute episode featured Rogers speaking directly into […]

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The Results Are In: Are Your Company’s Benefits Skewed?

In September, we asked our readers if their companies’ benefits are skewed toward a specific demographic within their workplace, and with 73% of the votes, the vast majority said their benefits are fairly distributed. Approximately 10% believe parents receive the most benefit. “Men” and “single people” received 5% of the votes each, and “women” received […]

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7 Misconceptions Future Leaders Must Overcome

When did you realize your potential as a leader? Was it after the successful completion of a big project? Were you thrust into a leadership position and forced to sink or swim? Or did someone else see potential in you that you didn’t even know was there? No matter the path you took to leadership, the […]

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Retention and Engagement in the Modern Workplace: 4 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider

In the age of rapidly advancing technology and constantly evolving work-life balance priorities, workers expect more flexibility than ever before. And, given the current talent crunch many businesses are facing, companies that do not embrace at least some flexibility may end up a casualty of the talent war. In a recent poll on RefreshLeadership.com, the […]

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Set an Example of Work-Life Balance for Your Employees to Follow

In January, we polled our readers about their top professional goals for 2018 and with 23% of the votes “focus more on work-life balance” was the top result. Unfortunately, for many workers, that’s much easier said than done. From fear of falling behind or missing deadline to worrying about how they will be perceived if […]

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The Defining Characteristics of Servant Leadership

Think back to the best boss you’ve ever had. What qualities set them apart from the rest? Did they show confidence in their decisions and consideration for how they affected others? Did they strive to gain understanding about difficult situations rather than simply reacting? Did they put a high priority on helping you develop in […]

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Make a Lasting Impression—Present like a Storyteller

Studies show that as much as 75-80% of the population has some degree of fear of public speaking, or “glossophobia.” However, it’s an important skill that may have major implications for your future success. In fact, according to a Harris survey conducted on behalf of Prezi, 70% of employed people say “presentation skills are critical […]

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