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How Can I Improve My Leadership Skills?

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How many years have you held a leadership position? 10 years? 20 years? Or perhaps your leadership role is new? The number of years isn’t significant, what is significant is how effective your leadership skills are. Maybe you’re in a growth period, or maybe it’s been awhile since you thought about your own professional development.…

The Top 5 Essential Leadership Qualities

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As leaders, we should strive to foster a sense of trust and loyalty in the workplace. We want our employees to have a sincere enthusiasm for their jobs. We need to make concrete decisions, and possess a high level of managerial competence. Essentially, the leadership qualities we exhibit, tell us just how successful we are.…

How Management Styles Impact Teamwork

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Those in leadership understand that the way in which their management teams lead staff is a driving factor behind what the team will accomplish. A person’s management style has a significant impact on how productive the team is, and the company’s bottom line. Just like there are different leadership styles, there’s no universal approach or…

3 Strategies For Building A Productive Team

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As leaders, we all want to build a highly productive team. Having worked with a multitude of executive leaders, we can tell you that many in leadership tend to think their teams are highly productive and produce results. While this may be true, there is still always room for improvement. Why? Simply put, a good team…

Leadership: A Born Trait?

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  For years, researchers and scholars alike have debated whether leadership is an inherited trait, or based on learnable skills. While there is an argument to be made for both sides, there really isn’t a clear winner. In fact, we think that both genetics and training play an important role in determining great leadership. Think…

Make This The Year You Prioritize Mentoring

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Professional mentoring is both incredibly important and valuable in the workplace. This is true not only for the mentee, but the mentor and the company as a whole. Why? For starters, mentoring offers guidance and encouragement for employees, allows senior leaders to reflect on their own professional advancement and goals, as well as fosters a…

Motivating Your Team

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With a new year comes a new opportunity for motivating your team. And while this may sound odd, let’s first start by discussing The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, a popular leadership book written by Patrick Lencioni. Why? Simply put, these dysfunctions are extremely common, and can greatly hinder your team’s success. So before we…

5 Tips On Being A Successful Leader

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  Are you vying for an executive leadership role in the organization you work for? Or perhaps you have held a leadership role for a while, and are looking to fine tune your skills? Or maybe becoming an executive leader is part of your five-year plan? No matter where you fall, great leadership is essential…

5 Tips For Better Time Management

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We had hoped technology would give us more time, more resources and more capabilities for better time management. However, it seems to cause us to use more time. In addition to all the meetings and luncheons we attend, we are constantly looking at our phones: answering and sending emails, texting, tweeting, blogging and so on.…