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Why You Need to Improve Your Mindfulness at Work (and how to do it)

“Wait, what was I doing?” Ever lose track of what you’re doing, or find it hard to focus?  With working from home becoming the norm during COVID-19, we’re all dealing with more distractions and workplace stress than ever before. Statista cites these distractions as the leading causes of our lack of productivity during this pandemic: […] The post Why...

4 Reasons Why Your Leadership Skills Aren’t Improving (And How to Change That)

Are you working on your leadership skills? What is your biggest barrier to improving as a manager?  Do you lack the confidence to talk to your team? Are you struggling to find time for your growth and development? Or maybe you’re just unsure of where to start and what to improve? For most leaders, it’s […] The post 4 Reasons Why Your Leadership Skills...

Five Remote Management Courses to Help you Grow as a Leader

What have you done to become a more confident remote manager lately? If you couldn’t find time to develop your skills, don’t worry – you can start learning and improving today.  And with working conditions changing so much during lockdown, remote management courses may just be the perfect place to start. That’s why we’ve put […] The post Five Remote...

Employee Coaching: Why it Matters and How to Become Great at It

What makes a great coach? Is it possible to lead well without employee coaching? What does having a good coach mean to your team? Gartner research shows that employees who report to good coaches are up to 40% more focused. It really is that simple: coaching is a must for great leaders. To be an […] The post Employee Coaching: Why it Matters and How...

The Posts Managers Like You Loved the Most in 2020

What did you learn this year? Resilience? Adaptability? How to do more with less? How to manage your psyche and build new habits? For all of us, 2020 is one for the history books. It feels like more eventful, life marking things happened this year than the last 5 combined. And through it all, we’ve […] The post The Posts Managers Like You Loved the...

How to Manage Contractors and Freelancers to Bring out their Best

Do you know how to manage contractors? Have you had freelancers on your teams? In an ideal world maybe we’d all have only full time employees who all work closely with us long term. However, in reality, there are a variety of reasons why you may mix in contractors and freelancers to your team. When […] The post How to Manage Contractors and Freelancers...

Step by Step How to Praise to Motivate Your Team (and why it matters)

Praise is one of the most underrated, yet crucial, parts of managing. It can dramatically change how people feel and the caliber of work they produce. Research reported on Harvard Business Review shows that teams that are praised most outperformed those praised less across key criteria like financial performance, customer satisfaction, and 360-degree...

25 Reasons You Must Start Having One on Ones with Employees

“Who has time for this?!?” “My team is doing fine.” “I have too many reports to meet with everyone.” “We’re all adults here. We can handle our own problems.” “One on one meetings don’t scale and we only do scalable things here.” There are a lot of excuses why you might not be doing 1 […] The post 25 Reasons You Must Start Having One on Ones with Employees...

5 Signs of a Bad Manager Senior Leaders should look for before it’s too late.

“Did you hear? Joe is quitting.” “But he’s key to the new project launching next month!” “Yeah, he said he was feeling burnt out and a friend’s company was hiring.” “How are we going to replace them…” If you’re not looking out for them, the signs of a bad manager can be hiding in plain […] The post 5 Signs of a Bad Manager Senior Leaders should look...

3 Essential Leadership Lessons Most Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way

If there’s one thing I’ve come to appreciate, it’s the absurd odds stacked against entrepreneurs succeeding; there’s just so much that you have no idea about and need to quickly learn. For everything you must get right to succeed, there are a dozen things that could undermine you and lead you to still fail. You […] The post 3 Essential Leadership...

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