Category: Leadership

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5 Signs it’s Time to Hire

May 28, 2018 | Leadership, Talent Management

Not every business is a huge corporation with funds to spare. According to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, firms with 20 or fewer employees make up nearly 90% of American businesses. Small businesses need to be careful with every dollar they earn—so special consideration should be given to their budgets, including labor costs. But […]

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Should President and CEO be separate positions?

May 15, 2018 | Leadership, Talent Management

Success can come with a lot of headaches! As smaller businesses begin to grow into the mid-size space, questions of leadership will inevitably emerge. It might make sense for leadership of a scrappy start-up to be consolidated in the hands of one President-slash-CEO, but the skill-set for founding a smaller company looks a lot different […]

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How to be a Better Boss

May 8, 2018 | Leadership

There are many paths you might have taken to the “Big Desk.” Maybe you worked your way from the very bottom of the ladder, maybe you just put together a scrappy startup, or maybe you’re taking over the family business. No matter how you got here, congrats! You’re the boss. But you’ve probably already realized, […]

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Featured Image: Who are the millennials — and how can they take your company to the next level?

Who are the millennials — and how can they take your company to the next level?

January 1, 2018 | Leadership, Talent Management

Over the past few years, both national and smaller publications have churned out piece after piece holding Millennials responsible for single-handedly shaping (or ruining) the economy. While some of it is positive, most of the media coverage makes Millennials look entitled and lazy. You’ve probably read some of these very same articles on Millennials and […]

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Featured Image: Suck it up, Buttercup! or: How I learned to stop worrying and give up control

Suck it up, Buttercup! or: How I learned to stop worrying and give up control

July 18, 2016 | Leadership

As business leaders, we spend a lot of time and energy concerning ourselves with control: leading the team, steering projects, improving work habits, inspiring discipline and productivity. Most leaders put a lot of stock in being able to exert our wills upon others and wrestling every situation from the grips of chaos. All of this […]

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Making the Most of Meetings

June 6, 2016 | Leadership

“Let’s have a meeting.” Every day those four little words strike dread into the hearts of office workers around the world. While teamwork and collaboration are fundamental cornerstones for any successful enterprise, the fact remains: most meetings suck. They have a tendency to be overlong, unproductive, and boring. It’s a very common perception: studies show […]

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Workplace Competition Can Boost Employee Engagement

December 11, 2015 | Leadership

Nearly half of managers polled in a recent survey agreed that co-worker competition has increased in the past decade. This coincides with millennial employees becoming the dominant population segment at most companies. In a LinkedIn report, 27 percent of millennials said workplace friendships boosted their performance and made them more competitive and ambitious. Competition can […]

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Management Today: Qualities of Successful Leaders

September 5, 2014 | Leadership

Company leadership can make or break the success of your entire organization. If you’re looking for new managers to fill key positions, it’s essential to make sure you choose the right people.  Not everyone is management material. While some high-performing employees may seem like the obvious choice for a leadership role, they may not have […]

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