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5 Entrepreneur Tips You Need to Know

Being an entrepreneur is challenging. In fact, 20% of small businesses fail within the first year. The world of business can be competitive and cutthroat. Follow these five tips to prepare yourself for success.  1. Mix passion with skill You’re going to be pouring many hours and a lot of energy into your business.  It’sContinue reading “5 Entrepreneur Tips You Need to Know”

Top 5 Effective Communication Tips for Leaders

It’s impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. When you are talking to employees, effective communication is the key. But what does this indeed mean? How does one effectively communicate? Here are the top five tips to help you improve your communication so that everyone is informed. Top 5 Effective CommunicationContinue reading “Top 5 Effective Communication Tips for Leaders”

Becoming a Mindful Leader

Everyone is different, which is why various leadership styles exist. Some of the most common ones include democratic, autocratic, laissez-faire, strategic, transformational, transactional, coach-style, and bureaucratic leadership. However, one often overlooked and quite effective leadership style is the mindful leader.  Mindfulness is one’s ability to be fully present and observant while also being in controlContinue reading “Becoming a Mindful Leader”

Advanced Leadership Skills for Managers

Managers can make or break the workplace atmosphere, seeping into a company’s outputs.  Unfortunately, good management can sometimes be hard to find. Poor management costs $7 trillion globally, or  9-10% of the world’s GDP. This staggering number can decrease if companies hire and train better-equipped managers.   Below are the top 4 skills required for advancedContinue reading “Advanced Leadership Skills for Managers”

The 7 Stage Employee Life Cycle

Understanding the employee life cycle will help you support your employees throughout their entire time with your company. It will also better help you to mitigate turnover risk, which can be costly. The average U.S. employer spends about $4,000 and 24 days to hire a new worker. Other estimates have the cost of hiring as highContinue reading “The 7 Stage Employee Life Cycle”

Reduce Work-Related Burnout with These Action Steps

Burnout is extreme fatigue often caused by work-life imbalance and a lack of social support. According to Ohio State University, burnout can cause extreme physical and mental exhaustion and has been connected with many health risks, including early mortality, depression, coronary heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.  Certain personality traits, such as pessimism, perfectionism, andContinue reading “Reduce Work-Related Burnout with These Action Steps”

How to Become a Great Leader

Great leaders motivate employees to be productive to reach personal and shared goals. They increase employee happiness, engagement, and retention. Great leaders lead to company success by growing sales and profits. Leaders are not born but made through hard work and experience. Find out how you can become a better leader.  Focus on your strengths Continue reading “How to Become a Great Leader”

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Are you a new manager? Or an old pro? Or somewhere in between? It really doesn’t matter because there’s always room for sharpening your edge as a leader. Here are ten things you should ask yourself to determine if your leadership needs to be honed. 10 Leadership Questions to Ask Yourself 1. Do I treatContinue reading “Are You the Best Leader You Can Be? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself”