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9 Ways You Can Protect Employees from Burnout

Grumbling around the water cooler. Falling productivity and innovation. Absenteeism and turnover. They’re all symptoms of employee burnout—a very real condition that occurs in response to emotional stress in the workplace. It can start small—with a single individual—but if left unchecked can devastate a team or even an entire company. Know the triggers Employee burnout […]

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What’s your default leadership style?

Whether born or made, the same thing drives every leader: achieving a shared goal. How they pursue and communicate this shared goal varies. If 80 years of research has taught us anything, it’s that leadership is a combination of both style and substance. In 1939 psychologist Kurt Lewin led the way in this line of […]

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15 Best Practices for Being a Great Manager

In recent years, employee engagement has become a hot topic for business owners and managers everywhere. Engaged employees are better workers. They understand their roles within the organization, and they’re generally happier and more productive. Yet despite these payoffs, many leaders aren’t sure how to really drive employee engagement. According to a 2015 Gallup report, […]

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Walking the Line Between Self-Promotion and Humility

Artful self-promotion has its obvious rewards: building your personal brand, earning the respect of colleagues, receiving better opportunities. But it’s important to remember that your self-promotion can benefit others, too. Advancing your projects and achievements can be good for the whole team and can further educate your group and boss about new ideas and tasks, […]

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3 Easy Ways to Become a Business Leader in Your Community

Even if you know that becoming a local business leader can help your small business succeed, you may not be sure how to go about it. The good news is, establishing yourself as local small-business leader — and increasing awareness about your company as a result — doesn’t require a big investment, a sophisticated branding […]

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Strategic Questions All Leaders Should Ask

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” –Voltaire Einstein urged us to “question everything.” Persistent questioning keeps the mind flexible, feeds creativity, reveals unexpected options, and prevents inertia. But business requires more of a Voltaire approach—it’s all about asking the right questions. The right questions inspire thoughtful answers and motivate action. […]

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2016 Trends Impacting Leadership Right Now

The changing of the guard is accelerating. As thousands of boomers retire each day, Gen X is storming the corner office, and millennials are shaking up middle management. If that wasn’t change enough, the first wave of Gen Z graduated college this past spring and is now entering the workforce. At the same time, the […]

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Need Leadership Inspiration? 10 Traits That Make a Small-Business Leader Successful

Leadership is a topic that gets a lot of airtime in the business world, and for a good reason. An effective leader is crucial to the success of any enterprise, and perhaps even more important to the success of small businesses, which have fewer people to offset any mistakes or weaknesses. Fortunately, America’s history is […]

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8 Tips to Become a Successful Young Leader

Millennials are breaking the mold for corporate leadership. They want their work to be accompanied by a sense of purpose, and aspire to be collaborative and transformational leaders. Unlike Gen X-ers and Boomers, the millennial generation isn’t after the money or power associated with leadership roles; they’d rather inspire others and make a difference. A […]

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Tips for Leading a Small Team Effectively

Leading a small team can be daunting in a big way. Every action counts and there is no room for slacking or flying under the radar. But there are advantages – small teams provide more of an opportunity for immediate impact and a better understanding of all of the issues impacting the team, things that […]

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