Category Archives: Leadership

Managing Remote Teams

4 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Remote Teams

Working with remote employees is not a new organizational framework. Since the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 was passed, the government has encouraged companies to rely more on telecommuting. The year 2020 and the Coronavirus pandemic have proved how beneficial this business model is. Especially when large corporations could continue operations despite the lockdowns. […]

5 Ideas To Be More Productive in 2021

5 Ideas To Be More Productive in 2021

The year 2020 has been an ordeal for all of us. With the global pandemic ravaging lives, it has changed the face of life. Disrupting our lives right from personal to professional, covid-19 has created havoc that will echo for a long time. Reportedly, 1.6 billion learners are currently disrupted, 40 million to 60 million […]

Business Fundamentals: Understanding The Basics Of Business

Business Fundamentals: Understanding The Basics Of Business

Learning business can be intimidating at the start. With a wide range of technical terms to be familiar with, and important concepts to understand. It really is no surprise that a good number of people believe learning business is quite difficult. However, with the right mindset and willingness to learn, learning business can be fun […]

3 Things You’re Doing Wrong With Your Sales Team

3 Things You’re Doing Wrong With Your Sales Team

The sales industry is one of the most stressful industries globally. According to PayScale in 2016, Sales Account Manager was considered the 2nd most stressful occupation, with a whopping 73% of respondents reporting that it was “highly stressful.” It’s safe to say that the PR campaign behind sales jobs needs to change. There’s a way […]

Innovative Solutions That Will Help You Manage Your Team Better

Innovative Solutions That Will Help You Manage Your Team Better

A manager’s role is crucial because it isn’t easy overseeing multiple people, ensuring that every task is done smoothly and efficiently. It’s all about motivating, inspiring, guiding, helping, and leading your team to success. However, a team can’t hope to succeed without having the right synergy and chemistry. Success requires a capable leader who can […]

How to Be a Successful Leader Even in a Career Change

How to Be a Successful Leader Even in a Career Change

Becoming a successful leader takes a lot of self-understanding, and knowing what you want to do with your career. Even if you are not the boss at work, you can learn how to develop leadership skills and make a successful career change. You have to understand that not everyone can be a leader. Becoming one […]

How to Be a Successful Leader: All Things to Consider from the Beginning

How to Be a Successful Leader: All Things to Consider from the Beginning

Some people aspire to become leaders, whether by building a private business or managing a  company. The easiest thing is to sit in an office with a view and hand out tasks for your employees. However, it is hard to get them to follow you, work hard, and respect you. You can get too caught […]

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How to Be a Successful Leader in the Changing World

Add or adapt your leadership skills to meet today's challenges. Try some of these recommendations to be a successful leader in the changing world.

5 Reasons You Need Effective Communication Skills in the Workplace

5 Reasons You Need Effective Communication Skills in the Workplace

Did you know there’s a contest that declares a World Champion of Public Speaking? There is and the 2020 champion, Mike Carr, offers some advice about good and effective communication skills. He says, “The path to becoming a great communicator is to focus not on speaking, but on listening.” Do you listen when communicating with […]

5 Qualities of Great Leadership

5 Qualities of Great Leadership

Some might think that being a leader is easy – you just tell people what to do and enjoy the fruits of their labor. In fact, there’s much more to it, and studies of this area have been through some serious development and change over the past century. From just being the one in charge […]

why excellence not perfection

Why Excellence not Perfection

Oftentimes we fail to launch and we fail to get things done because we hold out for something to be done absolutely right. We want it perfect. The reality is, however, that this failure to launch has severe negative consequences for our business and we need to pursue excellence not perfection in our efforts.   More […]

Team going back to the office after working remotely.

How to Support Your Team Going Back to the Office

Ideas to help your team transition back to the office. 4 essential tips to get employees comfortable and motivated when going back to the office to work.

What Are the Qualities of an Effective Leader?

What Are the Qualities of an Effective Leader?

What makes a good leader? Does it depend on the industry? Can circumstances dictate the qualities of an effective leader? You can probably personally attest that managers and business owners have wildly different leadership styles. Some choose fear as their ally while others attempt to be everyone’s best friend. Unfortunately, many leaders miss the mark […]

Hiring Talent: 10 Key Tips for How to Hire a Freelancer

Hiring Talent: 10 Key Tips for How to Hire a Freelancer

If you need help with a short term project that needs completing, you probably wouldn’t want to hire an employee that you won’t have work for after the project ends. A great solution to this problem is to hire a freelancer. Hiring freelancers is a great way to save money on taxes and employee benefits. […]

Fundamental Rules To Live By When Running A Remote Team

Fundamental Rules To Live By When Running A Remote Team

Switching to a remote working model is no longer a choice for businesses as the pandemic has suddenly necessitated it for survival. It can be a whole new territory that you may have never ventured into before. Still, running a remote team is not such a big challenge as you may believe it to be. […]

Setting Objectives: Running a Successful Meeting Boils Down to These 7 Components

Setting Objectives: Running a Successful Meeting Boils Down to These 7 Components

While not every decision or status report requires getting everyone on the team together to discuss it, there are some circumstances where in-person meetings really are the best communication format. This is the case when partners need to create a consensus on how to handle a serious issue, for example, or when a project that […]

How to Become a Better Leader and Guide Your Team to Success

How to Become a Better Leader and Guide Your Team to Success

There’s more to being a business owner than plowing a lot of money into your company and hoping to earn a return on your investment. Any entrepreneur will tell you that creating a successful company requires a mixture of passion, dedication, and of course, the right skills. Some of the skills that you’ll learn on […]

moving business processes online

Moving Business Processes Online

Businesses have been forced to look at how they handle operations, including moving business processes online, since the COVID-19 pandemic has closed many businesses and forced many others to work from home.  As we look at re-opening and ongoing work-from-home scenarios, businesses need to continue to adapt and find ways to allow business to continue […]

How Employee Development Helps Your Business Grow

How Employee Development Helps Your Business Grow

Your employees are your business’s most important assets. If you build your business on the backs of unmotivated and unhappy employees, your team productivity suffers and this will be reflected in your customer satisfaction. One way to increase your employee’s happiness and productivity is by investing in their professional development. This can be found in […]

Want To Become A Change Agent

Want To Become A Change Agent? Here Is How You Can Be One

Change Agent, a terminology that refers to the individual who is specifically working on the transformational journey of the organization. This transformation may include an employee’s personal development, professional development, organizational improvement, and much more. In other words, the change agent is the leader who helps the organization to set up a direction towards change. […]