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The 5 C’s of a Trusted Leader

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Successful leaders build trust. Building trust is something you must do. Trust underpins every relationship in the workplace – between boss and employee, between colleagues, and between businesses.

Understanding KPIs and OKRs: What Are They and How Do They Differ?

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Businesses need to set goals and track progress to ensure success. However, there are different metrics that companies use to measure their performance. Two popular methodologies are KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and OKRs (Objectives and Key Results). While they both provide insights into a company’s progress and they sound very similar to one another, they […]

Fix Your Why – Creating Business Goals Using Billy J. Ryan’s Approach

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Have you read Billy J. Ryan’s “Fix Your Why” and you want to make your company the best it can be? By aligning goals for your business with an established business strategy, setting goals helps keep everyone on your team focused on the big picture while encouraging smart decision-making among employees during daily operations. 1. […]

Embrace the Discomfort: Operating Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Operating outside of your comfort zone is like stepping into uncharted territory. It requires taking risks, facing uncertainty, and pushing yourself beyond your limits. While it may seem daunting, operating out of your comfort zone can lead to personal growth, new opportunities, and a sense of achievement. We all face moments in our lives when […]

7 Proven Ways Reframing Can Elevate Your Logic and Deduction Skills

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You’ve read the self-help books, you’ve attended the seminars, but you’re still finding yourself paralyzed when it comes to making major decisions. Sound familiar? Well, the solution might be simpler than you think. It may lie in a process called reframing, a technique that revolves around shifting your perspective to unlock your decision-making power. “Change […]

Navigating the Formal and Informal Organization within Your Company

In every company, there are two types of organizations that operate simultaneously: formal and informal. One is officially recognized, while the other is more organic and often difficult to detect. Understanding the differences between these two organizations is crucial for managers and CEOs, as it can help them navigate complex social structures, increase communication and […]

7 Vital Tactics for Managers to Have Constructive Difficult Discussions

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As a manager or a CEO, it is only normal to have that occasional conversation that seems to linger in your mind for days or even weeks. Difficult conversations are hardly soothing, but they can be remarkably productive if handled correctly. Crucial conversations are inevitable in every organizational structure, but with proper preparation, the outcome […]

Managing “UP” the Organization or Fixing a Bad Boss

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Do you have one of those hard-to-work-for bad bosses? OK, that’s too kind. Is your boss a jerk? Do you sometimes want to pull your hair out? Or even throw things after a talk with Mr./Mrs. Wonderful? Bad bosses almost always lack emotional intelligence. They play favorites, gossip, and have private agendas not always in […]

The 5 Key Characteristics of a Successful Servant Leader

Leadership is a crucial element in any organization, but have you heard of the concept of servant leadership? This approach to leadership is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. A servant leader is one who puts the needs of their team members first, prioritizing their growth and development as opposed to their own success. […]