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Gratitude for Growth

“Finding gratitude and appreciation is key to resilience. People who take the time to list things they are grateful for are happier and healthier.” – Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Sandberg said those words at a commencement speech in 2016, at the University of California, Berkeley, just over a year after losing her husband Dave. Her attitude…

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How Gratitude Can Improve Productivity

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Here’s an alarming statistic: according to Gallup research, only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their employment. That means that 85% don’t like their work, their…

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5 Leadership Productivity Hacks

  Whether you’re a CEO or a team leader, these hacks are tried and tested by people in leadership roles. There are only 24 hours in a day and some of those hours have to be devoted to sleep, no matter how big your company is or what projects and developments are occurring at any…

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How to Become a Thought Leader

Brand—both personal and company—are difficult to form but positioning yourself and your organization as thought leaders in your particular industry can go a long way to creating the brand that you want. With a strong brand and recognized position as a leader in the industry, you and your company can welcome a breadth of opportunities,…

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Leadership Qualities of Introverts

Many of us equate loud, brash and even aggressive with success. But in fact, the quiet qualities of a classic introvert can be just the ticket, in a leadership role. Of the many things a leader does every day, interacting with people is top of the list. If you’re an introvert by nature, many will…

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The Difference Between Leading And Managing

While on the surface, it may seem that these two terms are interchangeable, there are in fact important differences, for you and for your team, between being a leader and being a manager. Understanding those differences is how you can step from one role to the other with distinction. “Management consists of controlling a group…

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The 20-60-20 Rule of Change Management

Whether you’ve been brought in to a team to clean it up or to facilitate the implementation of a new program, product or service, change management requires some tough decisions. In addition to figuring out a plan for implementation of whatever program, process, product, or service you’ve been brought in to manage, there is a…

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How and Why CEOs Should Be Leveraging Executive Coaching

The short answer to ‘why’ CEOs should leverage executive coaching is simple: it is the clearest way to develop leadership skills, to take a leader with potential and help to make them extraordinary. Also? It’s lonely at the top. Few people will tell you where you are going wrong and even fewer will support you…

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4 Ways to Ensure People Hear What You’re Saying

It’s not about being loud: good leaders can communicate with a whisper and still be heard. If you think about the greatest leaders the world has ever seen, throughout history, you’ll realize that all of them were excellent speakers. They knew how to communicate a message that resonated with the audience they were seeking to…

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The Value of Collaborative Leadership

The manager who seeks to keep all the knowledge within their own silo, refusing to share with others, in the hopes of retaining power, is doomed to fail. The manager who understands that their success comes as a direct result of others working together towards a common goal will be successful. Knowledge management is, at…

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