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Leadership Quotes to Live By

Leadership Quotes to Live By

Leaders know how to take control of a situation or project. It is not done in a bossy way. Leaders consider the overall well-being of the team and the production quality of the project. There are some traits most successful leaders have in common such as...

How Your Personality Impacts Your Leadership Style

How Your Personality Impacts Your Leadership Style

Personality plays a large part in influencing many aspects of life, and leadership style is no exception. It is important, however, to note how gendered expectations impact development and personality preferences, which then influence one’s leadership style. In recent...

Top Books on Leadership 2019

Top Books on Leadership 2019

At this point, 2019 is officially halfway over, but that does not mean that it is too late to work on your New Years resolution of being more productive at work. If you need inspiration from other leaders who were able to shape their careers,  I have compiled a list...

The Similarities of Leaders and Mentors

The Similarities of Leaders and Mentors

Leadership is a vital factor for any person striving to guide others towards success. Although similar, mentorship is assumed by many to be fundamentally different from leadership. However, from professionalism to preparation, both require a prominent expert with...

Leadership Essentials: Effective Listening

Leadership Essentials: Effective Listening

As a leader, listening may be one of the most important skills you can develop. Listening and understanding, however, are two different things. This is further complicated by the fact that we often believe we understand things that we do not. Here are three tips to...

3 Tips For Improving Your Communication Skills

3 Tips For Improving Your Communication Skills

Communicating is something we do every day, sometimes for hours on end. Just because you are communicating, however, does not mean you are always communicating well. In addition, while there may be a few people in your life that understand exactly what you are trying...

5 Tips to Handle Conflict

5 Tips to Handle Conflict

Conflict in the workplace is undesirable but unavoidable. Whenever conflict arises, the approach utilized to handle it is crucial in determining whether a solution will be arrived at or whether an escalation will be inevitable. Here are the 5 most important tips to...

How To Delegate Better

How To Delegate Better

One of the biggest jobs of any leader is learning how to delegate duties to his or her team. How well the leader can do this will directly affect how efficiently the team functions. These tips can help you learn how to improve your ability to delegate tasks, so the...