Managers as Leaders: Three Critical Components of Good Leadership

Managers and leaders are often referred to interchangeably. But in reality, they are quite different. Managers control and direct people according to the values that have been established. Leaders set new direction or vision for their group. They also act as the spearhead for that new direction. Management without leadership Managers without leadership characteristics serve …

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How to Successfully Implement a New Initiative in the Workplace

Whether it’s to keep up with changing technology, a fast-paced market, new regulations, or something else, implementing a new initiative is a necessary part of running a successful business. However, it can be a tricky process. One simple change can affect every single part of an organization. If a new initiative is to be introduced …

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How To Build Work Relationships That Go Beyond Our Usual Functions

What happens when we make a concentrated effort to form positive working relationships? Not just basic collaboration and pleasantries, but to really connect and check in with your colleagues. Many of us get caught up in our own heads, too busy with the day-to-day responsibilities to remember to do this. However, the benefits are huge …

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The Value of Embracing Different Perspectives at Work

Do you consider and encourage different perspectives in your place of work? There’s a lot more open discussion in the world today, and more people value the spirit of inclusion and diversity. But for some, there’s still a long way to go, particularly in the workplace. How you approach open discussion in the workplace can …

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6 Tips on How to Encourage Innovation in Your Team

How can you spark new ideas and encourage innovation in your team? Innovation is so important for organizations to continue growing. But are you openly encouraging it within your own team? Are you creating a space where employees at all levels feel comfortable sharing their ideas? That’s what Matthew Brown discusses in this episode of …

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3 Reasons Businesses Should Focus on Relationship Building

What could better internal relationships help your organization achieve?  As many businesses move their communications online, internal relationships need to be actively nurtured in order to thrive. Whether you are friends or colleagues, forming relationships with the click of a button rather than a handshake is common. While this can make you feel connected to …

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5 Changes for Transitioning to an Agile Mindset

 We live in one of the most challenging, rapidly changing and always evolving business environments. Those who can’t adapt to the constant transformation of the market and the ever-changing needs and preferences of the consumers are doomed to fail. Those who know how to maintain themselves always relevant and in the minds of their audience …

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Using Social Media at Work: How Much is Too Much?

The ability to effectively multi-task is a sought-after quality in the workplace. While it’s true that the human brain can’t do two or more things simultaneously, it’s essential to be able to switch seamlessly and quickly between tasks. After all, most employees will have multiple windows open on their browser when they are at the …

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Interpersonal Communication and Team Building

We start to communicate from a very early age and communication skills are often considered to be something that everyone possesses. But if you fail to communicate effectively, you might end up with outcomes that you never expected. Interpersonal communication refers to the exchange of verbal and non verbal messages sent through expressions, tones, gestures …

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