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The importance of teamwork for a successful business

The importance of teamwork for a successful business

Within the past few years, it has become increasingly more apparent that the companies who are good at boosting the idea of teamwork are standing out as more successful than ones who focus on a few key players. Much like in sports, if the team serves as one cohesive unit with a common goal, they will go further than one with a few heroes who get all the attention. There are several reasons why teamwork is encouraged.

The Main Differences Between a Manager and a Leader

The Main Differences Between a Manager and a Leader

Overseeing a set of employees is a massive task that can be very difficult. An organization often has strict policies and procedures in place and employees are expected to abide by these at all costs. Organizations hire managers to ensure that these policies are...

How Good Leaders Deliver Bad News

How Good Leaders Deliver Bad News

Delivering bad news is never an easy thing for a leader to do or for their team members and colleagues to receive. However, it's one crucial responsibility of a good leader. Thus, there isn't any way to avoid these kinds of interactions when the issue needs to be...

How Leaders Can Encourage Open Communication

How Leaders Can Encourage Open Communication

Leaders need to establish an environment where their team can communicate. After all, if people feel like they can't say what they want to say, then this can lead to problems within the business. Here are some key ways that a leader can encourage open communication....

Questions You Should Ask Interviewees

Questions You Should Ask Interviewees

On the surface, giving a job interview seems easy. All you need to do is sit down with a potential new employee for a discussion to see if they are the right fit for your business, right? Unfortunately, it isn't that easy. You need to ask the right questions of your...

4 Great Leadership Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

4 Great Leadership Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

The Go-Giver, hosted by Bob Burg Sourced from Bob Burg's best-selling book "The Go-Giver," his podcast of the same name centers around the idea that providing value to others is the most fulfilling way that one can live and work. Each episode begins with a brief...

How Failure Makes You A Better Leader

How Failure Makes You A Better Leader

There's a common misconception about leadership that leaders are exceptions to making mistakes. Leaders are human too which leaves the probability that they will make decisions that may not profit them favorably. However, this is all a part of the learning experience...

How To Become A More Self Aware Leader

How To Become A More Self Aware Leader

Leadership skills are what carry the most successful businesses, projects, and groups to their highest capacity. Being a good leader requires a certain level of self-awareness. Leaders can easily get swept up with the assessments they make of others and often times...

How Leaders Can Prepare For Succession

How Leaders Can Prepare For Succession

Succession planning is one of the most important long-term investments that every business owner should consider investing in. It basically involves setting in place mechanisms to ensure that a smooth transition process is effected once the existing leaders leave the...