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Top 3 Strengths—and Weaknesses—of Introvert Employees

Think about your employees. Odds are you could easily identify introverts and extroverts among the team. Who are the more social and action-oriented types? Who tends to be quieter and more contemplative? Both personality types have their distinct advantages and disadvantages in the workplace, and as their leader, an important part of your role is […]

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5 Tips for Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

You’ve built an accomplished track record of success, continuously expanded your skill set, proven you have leadership potential, and you’re now being acknowledged and rewarded for it with a big promotion. The only problem—you can’t seem to shake a sinking feeling that maybe they made a mistake and you aren’t actually ready for this responsibility. […]

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Blurred Lines: Potential Pitfalls of Hiring Friends and Family

On paper, hiring friends and family to work for you often seems like a great idea. You already know each other’s personalities, work ethics, strengths, and weaknesses and are able to easily communicate with each other about important topics or issues that arise. However, in practice, that’s not always how it works out. Before you […]

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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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