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The Importance of Team Building

The Importance of Team Building

The value of building teamwork is something that cannot be understated, especially within an office environment. Having the ability to work well with others is an advantage that will not only set you apart from your competitors but from a business point of view, a...

The Most Inspiring TED Talks For Leaders

The Most Inspiring TED Talks For Leaders

Leadership styles vary from person to person and the following TED talks show just how diverse some leaders approach leadership. When people think about leadership, they usually think about the power to influence, inspire, and create. However, leaders encompass so...

Top 5 Great Podcasts About Leadership

Top 5 Great Podcasts About Leadership

To become a formidable leader, failing and adapting is apart of the job. Aspiring leaders can learn from those who have tapped into a recipe for success and avoid mistakes wherever possible. With the vast and wide-ranging medium of podcasts, companies, entrepreneurs and coaches offer the expertise that inspires employers to evolve and triumph. Cultivating a lifestyle that leads to greatness will become well-defined after enjoying these top five podcasts about leadership.

Important Skills To Master As A Leader

Important Skills To Master As A Leader

There are some skills that those who want to lead must-have. Some people are born leaders and find the role of leadership very easy. Others may only realize they are leaders after facing many challenges. They have become leaders through all the skills and knowledge...

Ways Leaders Can Encourage Open Communication

Ways Leaders Can Encourage Open Communication

Having open communication in the workplace decreases misunderstandings and employee errors. Open communication is also very integral when it comes to building any interpersonal relationship. Not only does open communication promote honesty but it also builds trust...

The Different Leadership Styles

The Different Leadership Styles

Leadership is a fluid process. It's also complicated as leaders engage in the style that fits their personalities, the personalities and learning styles of those working for them and their company's standards and expectations. However, most leaders tend to fall into...

How Leaders Should Handle Tough Conversations

How Leaders Should Handle Tough Conversations

As a leader, difficult conversations will often need to be had to alleviate tension in the work environment as well as lighten up a generally awkward atmosphere. Tough conversations might be prompted over discussions of firing someone, overdue payments, workplace...

Reasons Leaders Fail

Reasons Leaders Fail

Leadership is not always an easy job. A leader is responsible for how the overall team functions as several people look to a leader for guidance and confirmation. Leaders fail when they don't realize the needs of their team members. Not only does the project suffer,...

How To Be A More Self Aware Leader

How To Be A More Self Aware Leader

A leader is very much a part of managing a team. However, they are still a part of the team itself. It's best for leaders to look at their employees or team members as partners and colleagues. Building a sense of camaraderie with members of the team greatly improves...

Books To Check Out If You’re Interested In Leadership

Books To Check Out If You’re Interested In Leadership

One of the greatest tools that mankind has at its disposal is books. Books are filled with knowledge passed down by people all over the world, and there’s practically an infinite amount of them. One particular topic with a lot of books written on it is leadership....