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5 Reasons Leaders Need Time Out

4mins 22s watch time or read below for 5 reasons leaders need to take time out. In working with leaders, and facilitating leadership programs, one of the key things I am hearing is from people regularly is that leaders are increasingly critically time poor, and that is not going to be a surprise to you. […]

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The Art of Paying Attention

Recently I read two articles that I found interesting – one about the myth of multitasking and the other about emotional contagion. They got me thinking about just how powerful paying attention is as a leadership tool. Watch the video, or read on. The article on multitasking described how biologically we are incapable of attending […]

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Stress levels are at an all-time high: here are 4 healthy coping strategies

According to a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, stress is at an all-time high among working adults as a result of COVID-19. From Science Daily: “As the global pandemic continues and parents juggle child care, work and schooling demands, the mental health toll on parents is growing, warns APA. At the same […]

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Helping employees manage stress during a pandemic

At the start of the year, none of us could’ve ever imagined what 2020 would end up looking like.   The majority of the global workforce has now been relegated to home offices, Zoom meetings, and Slack messages. Many are juggling remote work with childcare, pet care, and household-related errands. And now with August officially here, many […]

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4 characteristics of inspiring leaders

There’s something about inspirational leadership that affects us on a visceral level. When we think of leaders such as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg—we can’t help but stand in awe of their achievements and their influence. These are individuals who have built powerful personal brands with passionate followings, […]

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The top 9 TED talks on leadership from 2019

One of the best ways you can invest in your leadership development is through continual learning. Fortunately, in the age of the internet, there are scores of opportunities online to do just this—often for free. Podcasts, for instance, have become increasingly popular in recent years, allowing leaders to learn top strategies from some of the […]

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Should you follow your intuition as a leader?

Leaders have to navigate through a world of burgeoning complexity and make tough decisions daily. The nature of these decisions can differ depending on the circumstances at hand. Arriving at an ideal solution will be different based on the amount of data available and whether circumstances are stationary or changing: When there is enough data […]

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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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Are you good at active listening? Why all leaders should be

Communication is key. That’s especially true in the workplace, where effective communication is essential to a fully functioning working environment. But communication isn’t simply a necessary skill among employees who are working together to achieve a desired outcome. It’s also a skill that every leader needs to master. After all, leaders rely on communication in […]

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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 […]