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8 Strategies to Improve Employee Retention

In a time when almost 40% of employees switch jobs every year and 45% of employers say that they are unable to find employees with the right skills, employee-retention strategies are a...

How to Lead Virtual Teams [4 Key Traits of Virtual Leadership]

“Dave—it’s been an honor and a privilege working with you these past 12 years, but my family and I will be moving to Florida in the spring so I must regretfully tender...

Technology Trends for Leaders in 2019

How is new technology affecting the way we manage others? This is a question that you and other thought leaders in your business need to address now more than ever. Although many...

Business Model vs. Strategy: What’s the Difference?

Military strategy is thousands of years old but the field of business strategy has only been around for about fifty years. Because this field is so new, there’s still a lot of...

What is Microlearning and Why Care About It?

Humpback whales are “filter feeders,” collecting their prey by swimming forward with their mouths wide open. Although they do eat and require larger prey such as sardines, anchovies, salmon, haddock, and other...

How to Build Emotionally Intelligent, Productive Teams

There’s been a lot of talk about emotional intelligence in the last few years. Many people believe that a person’s EQ (emotional quotient) is just as important as IQ, if not more...

How to Create a Leadership-Development Plan in 9 Steps

A leadership-development plan is a detailed blueprint of the professional development and learning activities you’re going to engage in during a certain period of time. Its goal is to improve your leadership...

The Top 5 Workplace-Productivity Killers

While the beautifully designed spaces and free coffee of the modern workplace might not look like a 19th century sweatshop, it might still feel that way to employees slogging through their to-do...

Soft Skills Development: 7 Essentials for Leadership Success

“Soft skills” is a term that might not inspire much confidence. Perhaps the term itself needs a rebrand. However, what we know for sure is that soft-skills development can help you become...

Middle Managers: 3 Reasons Why They Can Unlock Business Success

The Linchpin of a Business Have you ever seen or heard of a linchpin? A linchpin is defined as something that holds the various elements of a complex structure together. For example,...