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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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How to create a company culture that keeps employees loyal

These days, companies and organisations use the term “company culture” liberally. It appears in everything from career postings and websites to job descriptions and orientation literature. But what exactly does company culture mean? And how can companies leverage not only this phrase but how it’s internally defined in order to more effectively attract job applicants, […]

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The value of upskilling in the workplace

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of continual education among employees, as well as the importance of upskilling. As Helen Sabell from the College of Adult Learning writes, “Increased training means greater productivity and increased time efficiency, which leads to higher long-term profits. By initiating training and development schemes, staff are kept industry-proficient and […]

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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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The benefits of millennials in the workplace

Millennials are soon to be the largest population in the global workforce. Traditionally, companies have found it challenging to attract, and more importantly retain, millennial talent. Job seekers from this generation (which is comprised of those who were born between the years of 1981 and 1996) tend to possess different values when it comes to […]

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The importance of ‘purpose’ in motivating employees

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania once conducted a study involving the call center at a university fundraising organisation. Employees were separated into one of three groups at random: Group 1: The employees in this group read stories from other employees describing what they perceived were the personal benefits of the […]

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5 bestselling books about personality

We’ve been spending a lot of time talking about personality on the blog—and with good reason! We each have a personality, but understanding who we are on a deeper level, what makes us tick, and why we do the things we do can often be a lifelong quest. Unfortunately, when dealing with a vast array […]

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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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The 7 habits of highly effective people: sharpen the saw

Today, we’re completing our series on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. There’s a reason why Stephen Covey’s global sensation has been a bestseller for decades. The information found within the pages of this book truly has the power to change your life both in the personal and professional spheres. My hope is that […]

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The 7 habits of highly effective people: put first things first

Welcome to the third installment in our series about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you missed the first installment, you can read it here. In it, we discuss the first habit in Stephen Covey’s bestselling book: being proactive. Being proactive is all about taking a self-starter’s response to life’s challenges. In other […]