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5 Critical Keys to Becoming a Trusted Leader

Becoming a Trusted Leader: “We can build our leadership upon fear, obligation, or trust. However, only a foundation of trust results in the collaboration and goodwill necessary to achieve our peak performance.” – Roger Allen Watch the video or read on for the transcript. These words are certainly true. Trust in leaders plays a central […]

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10 Essential Project Management Skills You Must Have in 2021

The purpose of project management is to meet all the project goals within the stipulated resources. Project management is one of the important aspects of any organisation. A project manager must meet all the qualities that are essential in creating a life cycle for a project. This ensures high productivity for a project as well […]

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Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills: Why They Both Matter in the Workplace

Hiring new employees is always a challenge. Sometimes, it’s a struggle simply to find qualified candidates. Other times, there can be a mountain of resumes to go through as you try to determine the best fit for an open position. Traditionally, companies hire people with the most impressive education, experience, or trade skills. However, these […]

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3 ways to support employees in times of stress

Stress is at an all-time high globally. Numerous health reports issued by organisations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have offered a startling insight into the state of our mental health in the age of COVID-19, with reports of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation being significantly higher following the outbreak of COVID-19 when […]

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Easy ice breakers to keep remote teams connected

For an organisation that is focused on fostering teamwork, team collaboration, and employee engagement, keeping teams connected is very crucial. However, it can be difficult for people to connect if they are not familiar and comfortable with each other. That is where icebreakers play a critical role. In a traditional office, breaking the ice easy, […]

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4 strategies to challenge unconscious bias

According to a recent article published by McKinsey & Company, unconscious biases can be shaping our thinking more than we know. Julia Sperling is a medical doctor with a background in neuroscience. She’s also a faculty member of McKinsey Leadership Development, where she helps aspiring leaders see how their thinking is shaped by cognitive biases, and […]

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Remote workers are putting in longer hours – here’s why that’s not a good thing

With so much of the global workforce working from home offices, it’s not unusual for many employees to work around-the-clock, as there no longer is a clear distinction between ‘the office’ and being ‘home.’ As a result, many individuals are easily putting in 50, 60, and more hours a week. Indeed, a number of studies […]

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Engaging employees during a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of people who work from home significantly. In the last couple of months, most companies have had to switch their operations to virtual to get work done and retain employees. Remote working presents several challenges to employees especially those that were not accustomed to working from home. Given […]

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How to successfully build a remote team

Having a remote team has plenty of upsides. If you play your cards right, you will save on overheads, speed up your product delivery, and enjoy insights from team members with unique perspectives. Not needing to pay for or come into the office has advantages for management and ordinary employees alike. But if you are […]

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9 ways to get over the mid-afternoon slump without coffee

How many times a week do you find your alertness or energy fading in the middle of the day? If that never happens to you, congratulations! But for many of us, what’s known as the mid-afternoon slump is an all-too-common experience. Maybe you ate something that day, such as a whole bunch of donuts at […]