Leadership

What Type of Leader Are You – And What Type Is Best?

What Type of Leader Are You – And What Type Is Best?

Are you in a leadership position at work? If so, you have a very important job! Leaders are critical to the success of businesses, organizations, and societies. They guide and support the people around them, helping them to deal with difficult challenges and find effective solutions. There is generally believed to be three styles of(…)

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Does Your Office Have a Mentorship Program? You Might Want to Make It Mandatory.

Does Your Office Have a Mentorship Program? You Might Want to Make It Mandatory.

In order to help new or inexperienced employees develop their knowledge and skills, many offices offer mentorship programs. And in most instances, these mentorship programs are optional. Mentorship programs are extremely beneficial. New employees who receive mentoring are often more effective and productive. They also benefit from feeling like they have someone whom they can(…)

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How to Build a Cohesive Team

How to Build a Cohesive Team

Cohesive teams are groups of people who are willing to work together towards a common goal. They combine their talents, so they’re more skilled, competent, and effective than they would be alone. They trust each other, they’re committed to supporting the group effort, and they resolve conflicts quickly. And the members of cohesive teams tend(…)

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Asking for Extensions at Work – The Difference Between Men and Women

Asking for Extensions at Work – The Difference Between Men and Women

Work can be very demanding. Sometimes, it’s difficult (or impossible) to meet all of the deadlines that we’re given. In these types of situations, people are often advised to talk to their managers and ask for an extension. But according to a recent research study, women are less likely to ask for an extension than(…)

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The Importance of Respect

The Importance of Respect

It’s so important for employees to feel like they’re respected at work. People who feel respected are more engaged, creative, productive, and loyal to their organization. Respect makes people feel more willing and able to communicate their ideas. It alleviates stress, and it reduces interpersonal conflict. So how can leaders make their employees feel respected?(…)

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Want Valuable Feedback? Try the “Start-Stop-Continue” Method.

Want Valuable Feedback? Try the “Start-Stop-Continue” Method.

If you’re a manager, then you’re probably responsible for providing your team members with feedback – perhaps during annual performance reviews. But it’s also important to ask your team members to provide you with feedback. To be an effective leader, you need to know if you’re providing your team with the tools and information that(…)

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Four Reasons Why You May Not Be Providing Accurate Feedback

Four Reasons Why You May Not Be Providing Accurate Feedback

If you’re a manager, you’re probably responsible for providing your employees with feedback. Often this is done during an annual performance review. It’s a part of your job – but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy. In fact, providing feedback can be downright scary. It’s really hard to give people feedback when you have negative(…)

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