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15 Essential Core Competencies for Supervisors

A strong team requires the expertise and guidance of a quality supervisor. But do you know how to judge what “quality” actually looks like at this level of leadership? Without a framework...

Five Leadership Qualities that Motivate Others During a Crisis

Even in the best of times, being a leader can be challenging. Now the shock generated by the COVID19 virus has produced new and unexpected challenges that have left many leaders struggling...

25 Podcasts for Managers (with Episode Recommendations)

25 Podcasts for Managers Coaching for Potential Radical Candor WorkLife HBR IdeaCast Leadership Biz Cafe Coffee with the Greats Success Stories Manager Tools Beyond the To-Do List The Accidental Creative The Extraordinary...

6 Tips for Effective Leadership Development

So, you have identified a superstar employee at your organization. They started out as an exemplary beginner and were quick to grasp the expectations of their role and job responsibilities. Over time,...

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning

Anyone who’s ever run a business knows that contentment with the status quo is an invitation to disaster. Human beings may not always like change, but they need it. Stagnation is not...

How to Demonstrate Teamwork in the Workplace

Great teamwork is essential for surviving, thriving, and being exceptional in the modern workplace. It’s impossible for a team to innovate, stand out, or add superior value without superior teamwork skills. Individual...

6 Financial Skills Every Leader Should Have

Whether you’re a manager at your organization or an entrepreneur leading the charge for a brand new company, financial skills are crucial to your success both professionally and personally. These skills help...

How to Collaborate with Cross-Functional Teams in the Workplace

A cross-functional team can bring together people and departments that are as different as parts of a body. Accounting is inward-facing, whereas marketing is outward-facing; R&D is focused on change, whereas legal...

The Need For Strategic Perspective

Innovative and rapidly developing technologies have created a “need for speed” in all aspects of our lives. Leaders are faced with incredible pressures to deliver immediate results, to do more with less,...

Do We Expect Too Much from Leaders?

The Expectations of a Leader Are leaders expected to know and do too much? Over the course of my career in leadership and employee training and development, I have been astonished by the...