SKILLS THAT WILL ENSURE A PROMOTION

Two people can start their career in the same position, with the same duties. One eventually becomes a Vice-President and the other is let go. While some call it fate, others simply see the differences between the two employees and compensate them accordingly. Leaders know what to look for and they easily identify winning skills. […]

HOW LEADERS CAN LISTEN WITH MORE EMPATHY

Whether you are a people- or process-oriented leader makes a difference in your style. Either way, you will be interacting with different people. Even if you are uncomfortable in this part of your role, you can practice certain techniques that will make you more effective. One of those things you can work on is the […]

OVERCOMING FEAR IN LEADERSHIP

In society, leaders are vaulted and viewed as unflappable and fearless. No one would assume that Winston Churchill or Dwight D. Eisenhower was anything less than capable of the positions they held. Leaders, however, are subject to many of the same insecurities that their subordinates face. Oftentimes, the difference is the confidence those individuals have […]

BECOMING A BETTER LEADER THROUGH SELF-AWARENESS

The best leaders are the ones who fully understand their own capabilities, talents, and skills. Compensation and delegation allow them to fill in for the areas in which they lack.● PEOPLE OR PROCESS: Very few people are equal in both realms. Most find themselves either dealing with personalities and emotions, or numbers and data. While […]

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HELP YOU BE A STRONG LEADER

It is a pretty solid fact that your employees are using social media. Whether they post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or the other up and coming sites, social media is here to stay. If you are not using it to your advantage, you are losing a great opportunity to connect with your team outside the […]

WHY GREAT LEADERS DELEGATE WHAT THEY DON’T DO BEST

Understanding yourself and your team is the first step in putting together a successful organization. Hopefully, you have surrounded yourself with the brightest people you could recruit, with diverse skills, education, interests, specialties, and experiences. By now, you have watched them work together and are beginning to see the dynamics between them. LET YOUR EMPLOYEES […]

ARE YOU A PEOPLE OR PROCESS-CENTRIC LEADER?

Leadership styles are as varied as the people who lead. When studying them, two basic types of leaders emerge. Which are you? If you are a people-centric leader, you will think about how to get the best from your team. You will be drawn to personality traits which are useful in accomplishing your goals. You […]

HOW TO MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE WORKPLACE CHANGES AND EARN THE RESPECT OF YOUR TEAM

Let’s face it; change is hard. “Uncomfortable workplace changes” is a title that applies to many of the changes that happen. We are creatures of habit. Our work is one of those areas where we take comfort in the steadiness. Even bad work situations are sometimes better to us than dealing with the discomfort of […]

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RIGHT AND LEFT-BRAINED LEADER

The obvious first question is, “What qualities do right and left brained individuals exhibit?” In general, left-brained people are logical and rational, while those who are heavily right-brained will show the creative and intuitive thinking patterns. Although most of us are a fusion of the two styles, our breakdown by percentage will define our leadership […]