Archive: July 2019

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Having Difficult Conversations with Employees: A How-To Primer in 20 Tip

As managers, we’re there with our direct reports through both good times and bad. They’re not always the people we want them to be. Sometimes they have different perspectives, goals, and interests...