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Being a Strong Leader in 2021

Being a Strong Leader in 2021

The world has forever changed with the pandemic in place. Leaders have to embrace some values that seemed far-fetched. Some of these values include empathy, flexibility, and vulnerability. Teams that have succeeded are those whose leaders embraced these values. In...

The Transition from Team Member to Team Leader

The Transition from Team Member to Team Leader

Every team leader starts out as a team member who was one person in a crowd of many people. Making the transition is difficult when trying to gain the trust of peers and learn the trade. And some rules are not written in the company's policy handbook. When making the...

Leadership Tips for Managing Lazy Employees

Leadership Tips for Managing Lazy Employees

Keeping lazy employees motivated is both an individual and a collective effort. The leader has to develop a plan first. Second, the leader creates teams where everyone works together and lifts up one another. The following tips should help leaders to manage their most...

How to Encourage Teamwork Remotely

How to Encourage Teamwork Remotely

In an office setting, effective leaders can develop a culture for the workplace to help teams work better together while establishing expectations and social norms that everyone can navigate. In a remote environment, this is not as easily practiced. 

More and more, remote work is becoming commonplace. While there are definitely advantages, such as giving additional tools to the introverts on your team, there is a substantial loss in interpersonal relationships and in-person communication. Like everything else in life, there is a positive way to look at any situation. Along with the new challenges that come with remote working are ways to build a team culture to counteract those challenges. The trick to taking this one step further and collaborating most effectively as a remote team is to find your greatest strengths in this new system and use them effectively.

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...