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5 books every leader should read in 2018

With a New Year just around the corner, you’ve no doubt started giving thought to your goals for 2018. As a leader, chances are you’ll meet with your team for annual planning to chart the course of your company’s growth for the next year, to prepare for new growth, and to plan for any challenges you foresee. But leadership happens outside of the workplace as well, and the most successful leaders understand that you never stop sharpening your skills or increasing your knowledge.

Personal development, especially in the area of leadership, is a task all leaders should regularly pursue, so […]

5 Ways to Be an Effective First-Time Manager

I remember my first day as a manager. I knew all the things I needed to do to be a good and effective first-time manager, but when it came to actually doing them, that’s when I realized that there is a big difference between knowing how to do something in theory…and actually doing it in real life. It took me months before I started feeling as if the actions I was taking were actually good, solid actions that were going to help the team and the company. To shorten the learning curve for those who are or are soon-to-be […]

7 books to help you become a better leader

The most successful leaders know that you never stop learning. They’re continuously building upon their skills and they’re regularly expanding their knowledge base.

If you’re an avid reader who enjoys adding to your toolbox, here’s a list of 7 incredible books that will help you become a better leader. You can click the cover image for any book in order to read more about it.

 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek

“Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do […]

5 tips for improving your business writing today

Everything that happens in business revolves around written communication, whether it’s an email, a report, or anything you can find on your desk. Mastering the art of business writing can even help you become a better leader. Here are other reasons improving your business writing can help you.

 

You Can Inspire Your Team

By using the right words in the right place, you can inspire your team to do amazing things. For example, instead of simply saying: ‘John, you did good work today’ your email can be so much more effective by saying: ‘John, thank you for doing . You really […]

How to tell your employees that you’re selling the company

You might be overwhelmingly excited to sell your business.  You might have imagined since the inception of your business that you would be able to accept a great offer and move on to pursue even bigger and better things. Morever, you should try to search for tips on how to sell your business for maximum value and what questions to have in mind when selling your precious company. You could see a bright future on the horizon, but that future isn’t the same for everyone who has been involved in your business.

Your employees may not understand your decision to […]

How to keep millennials motivated and focused at work

In the present age, the workplace culture is fast changing as more and more millennials are becoming a part of it. It is expected that within the next five years, half of the employee population will comprise of millennials. It is important to know that they are culturally as well as educationally different than the generation before them. So it is essential to adapt to new ways to keep millennials motivated and focused at work. Let’s have a look at some of the tips that will help you out:

 
Align Them with Your Vision
Millennials are notorious for job hopping, so […]

7 more podcasts for leadership training

Last week on the blog, we shared 6 of the best podcasts for leadership training. Podcasts have quickly become one of the most popular forms of training on the internet today, and there are countless podcasts available right now when it comes to leadership and personal development.

Perhaps the best part about podcasts is that you don’t even have to leave your home in order to take advantage of the wealth of information they contain. Besides that, you can listen to podcasts on just about any device: your laptop, tablet, phone, etc.

Since our previous list on podcasts was so popular, […]

6 of the Best Podcasts for Leaders

If you’ve been following the blog for the past few weeks, you know that we’ve been focusing on the importance of continual learning and personal development when it comes to growing your career as a leader and manager.

Continual learning and personal development are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Such investments allow you to stay abreast of industry trends, sharpen your skills, hone your craft, up-level your expertise, and further build out your own personal toolbox of knowledge and talents.

The good news is this: thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to leave your home […]

5 Ways to Handle Employees With More Expertise

Most people imagine a natural hierarchy of knowledge in the workplace. It seems to be that the people with the most expertise manage those who are still learning.

In the real world, however, it doesn’t always happen that way. If you’ve found yourself in charge of someone who seems to be a jack of all trades, it can be a tricky situation to navigate. You might want to change the way you handle that employee – you’ll both be better for it.

 

 

Move Them Up

It’s one thing to deal with an employee who is simply incredible at his or […]

5 websites to access leadership training for free

In one of our recent blogs, we discussed the importance of continual learning and personal development when it comes to growing your career as a leader and manager.

Continual learning and personal development are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Such investments allow you to stay abreast of industry trends, sharpen your skills, hone your craft, up-level your expertise, and further build out your own personal toolbox of knowledge and talents.

Whether you attend conferences or workshops throughout the year, hire a high-level coach to meet with regularly, or participate in masterminds with other professionals, developing yourself with […]