Leadership, Mentoring and Trust

Everything happens for a reason or at least it does for me. I had two occasions this past week where the topic of leadership and trust came up. In both situations I was involved in

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7 Keys to Make a Creative Team Successful

Isn’t it great to lead a group of creative people? You encounter unique ideas, whose combination always results in something great. However, a group of creatives is also difficult to manage. When those ideas are

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Don’t Get Mesmerized by Best Practices, They’re Perilous

I am not a fan of benchmarking. The practice of picking "best in class" and trying to copy what they do (a "best practice") in hopes that whatever benefits they realize will fall to you

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Don’t Tell Me How To Do My Job

One of my very first managers had a little catchphrase she liked to use whenever she assigned out a new tasks. Without fail, she would tell us, “I won’t ask you to do anything I

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9 Skills to Help New Managers Make the Most of Their Roles

Effective management is an important aspect of any business. But being an effective manager can be a struggle for those who are new. Being new may mean transitioning from the role of employee to the

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How to Build a Successful Leadership Pipeline

If leadership skills are on your talent wishlist, you’re not alone. Almost half of the companies surveyed for Workplace Trends’ Global Workforce Leadership survey in February and March said that leadership is the hardest skill

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The Importance of Maintaining a Positive Company Culture

Much has been said about company culture in the past few years, but do you actually know how much it is important to today’s top executives? As Forbes reports, a recent survey of more than

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Newly Released Leadership Books You Shouldn’t Miss

As an entrepreneur you were most probably received a lot of specialized book recommendations that mentioned the classics, the bibles of entrepreneurship, business and marketing. Let’s not insist on those because they are easy to

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Managing vs. Leading – How It Can Make All of The Difference

Oftentimes, the terms leader and manager are synonymous with each other but there are definitely differences between the two. Do you know the difference between a leader and a manager? Do you know if you

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3 Steps To Becoming A Strong And Confident Leader

A dream pay package and six-hour working day won’t make up for a dictator-like manager screaming down the office every afternoon. You can provide all the incentives in the world, but for most employees a

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