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Three Vital (and Revealing!) Questions To Ask When Hiring A Remote Worker

A recent study covered by the Harvard Business Review demonstrated that taking on remote workers doesn’t just save businesses money – it can also lead to increased productivity and a happier workforce. With studies like this illuminating the benefits of remote workers, it’s no wonder that more and more companies are coming to rely on […]

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Are Your Millennials Ready To Be Business Leaders?

Plenty has been written about leading millennials, but now they’re in their 30s and assuming leadership positions. Older generations (Gen X & older) still think of millennials as the new kids on the block, but the reality is some of these “kids” are already managers and will play a major role in shaping the future […]

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[Book Review] What’s Gone Wrong With Developing Leaders

developing leaders

Why Traditional Leadership Training Misses the Mark There is so much written today on the reasons for lack of employee engagement in the corporate workplace, despite millions spent on leadership training. Author and speaker Mary Hladio decided to tackle the issue in her management book, “Developing Leaders – Why Traditional Leadership Training Misses the Mark.” […]

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Leaders: Here Are Three Simple Questions To Inspire Explosive Growth

Leadership Questions

Innovation and business success seem to go hand in hand. While it may still be possible to run a market report, find an unsatisfied niche within an established industry and fill a void to turn a profit these days, explosive growth is only possible with innovation. Innovation can quickly become (or already seem to be) […]

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Maintaining Employee Engagement

maintaining employee engagement

We’ve all experienced the results of positive employee engagement at one time or another. Even if you’ve never been part of a highly engaged team, then you’ve no doubt experienced it when doing business with other companies. And that’s precisely why maintaining employee engagement is so meaningful: ultimately, it creates positive customer experiences and repeat […]

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Leadership, Stress, and the Mental Health of Your Workforce

When we talk about the mental health of your workforce, we have to include stress and the quality of leadership as factors in employee well-being. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that the main causes of stress at work are are work-life balance issues (20 percent), job insecurity (6 percent), people issues (28 […]

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“Shhh… Are Your Leaders Really Listening to Employees?”

Leadership and Listening

Internal discussions about employee communication often focus on the words to use. Companies often tell leaders and managers what to say, and the right responses to give to particular questions. You may tell your leaders what needs to be communicated, and even when to say it – but the directive to listen to team members […]

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Extroversion Diversity: How To Engage With Team Members on a Personal Level

Extroversion Diversity

If you’re a manager or supervisor who is determined to get the very best out of your employees, you’ll probably need to find out what makes them tick. It’s not enough to just know each person’s work-related capabilities; you need to know a little about their character, their motivations and their unique personality traits. This […]

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