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7 secrets to using praise to motivate employees

What workplace doesn’t want more motivated employees? After all, an employee who’s truly motivated is an employee who’s going to strive to put forth their best work day-in and day-out. So how can managers increase motivation in their team members? The answer might surprise you. It has everything to do with praise.     Praise […]

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5 ways to improve your know, like, and trust factor as a leader

There are a few things that people immediately decide within mere seconds of meeting you. Some of those things include deciding if you’re smart, if you’re successful, and— perhaps most importantly—whether or not they feel like they know, like, and trust you. Your ‘know, like, and trust’ factor is important when you hold a leadership […]

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Want more high-performance days as a leader? Keep a journal

Can keeping a journal boost your leadership skills? In our last blog, we took a close look at the most common daily habits that highly successful leaders tend to practice every morning. One of those habits—and one that you’ll find countless CEOs, executives, managers, and leaders extoling across the board—is journaling. In fact, in Hal […]

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6 must-read books to boost productivity and potential

In our last blog, we provided some unique, game-changing tips to help you and your team be more productive in the workplace. Better productivity is something all high achievers aspire to. When we’re more productive, we tend to feel more fulfilled—and, of course, we get more work done and therefore position ourselves closer to our […]

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3 more ways your business can be more persuasive and influential

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted […]

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5 ways to become more charismatic

Today, we’re continuing our series on communication. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be sharing insights, strategies, and tips for communicating during all kinds of circumstances: under stress, in the workplace, when delivering a presentation, and so on. The valuable content we provide will help you excel as a communicator and gain a highly coveted […]

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5 more things productive leaders do differently

In our last blog, which you can read here, we began a mini-series on productivity tips. Understanding how to maximize your time and talents is essential as a leader. Strong leaders understand the value of time management and make the most of their hours so that they can accomplish more and still maintain quality in […]

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2 brain myths that are dangerous to your potential

Today, we’re wrapping up our mini-series on brain science. If you’ve missed any of the installments in this series, you can learn more about unconscious bias in Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, and in Part 3, you can discover 3 easy ways to help your brain learn.   Today, we’re going to […]

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3 ways to help your brain learn

Julia Sperling is a medical doctor with a background in neuroscience. She’s also a faculty member of McKinsey Leadership Development. Her work focuses on shifting mindsets and behaviors by highlighting beliefs and biases that constrain personal growth, learning, and job performance. These include misconceptions about how the brain works, often popularized by bad journalism and […]

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5 strategies to overcome unconscious bias

Last week, we began an in-depth look into unconscious bias. It’s especially important to be aware of unconscious bias because of how much it contributes to our decision-making. As a leader, you must be aware of just how much your thinking is shaped by unconscious thinking. Then, you must learn how to overcome it so […]