Category: Leadership

How can you improve leadership skills? How about team building? Organizing and Planning for Success? Inspire leadership and develop professional skills with these powerful resource tools.

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Leaders Need to Speak Less and Listen More

Being a leader isn’t easy. While there are plenty of companies and educational tracks that attempt to “groom” people into effective leaders, there are also many that don’t do enough to prepare individuals to excel in leadership positions.

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The Dangers of Becoming Too Close to Your Employees

There’s an old expression that says, “It’s lonely at the top.” If we picture a company’s management structure as a pyramid, with the seniority of the staff increasing as one moves up the pyramid, we can see how this makes sense.

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Why You Should Start Asking More Questions When Running Meetings

Let’s face it, meetings can be boring affairs. Often, they are called unnecessarily or are poorly run. As a result, many people simply check out during meetings. It’s easy to see that they don’t appear to be listening; they’re on their phone; they’re checking e-mails on their laptops, etc. But this doesn’t have to be […]

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6 Tips for More Effective Public Speaking

We’ve all heard the old pseudo-statistic that people are more afraid of public speaking than death. Although this might be hyperbole (would most people honestly rather die than speak in public?), the point is that public speaking is something many people are afraid of and few excel at. But despite this, anyone can improve on this […]

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A Spectrum of Reasons for Failure

In recent posts, we discussed the concept of embracing failure, beginning with looking at the organizational benefits of doing so, as well as the risks of ignoring this failure. Next, we talked about strategies that can help use failure as a learning experience and then discussed three categories of failure in a follow-up post.

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5 Steps for Embracing Failure

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of embracing failure. This applies equally to both individuals and organizations, but we’re focusing on the organizational level for this series. In this post, we’ll discuss some strategies for successfully managing and embracing failures, several of which will be discussed in more detail in future posts.