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Micromanager

Transition To Leadership: 8 Steps To Check The Micromanager In You

By | Posted Feb 27, 2017

As new managers step into their leadership role, they should take care to avoid the micromanager trap. An obsession with […]

Personal effectiveness at work

Personal Effectiveness: Small Changes Can Deliver Big Results

By | Posted Feb 1, 2017

Mastering personal effectiveness and productivity is a fundamental part of every employee’s success, no matter where he or she is […]

Empathy and customer service

The Most Important Customer Service Skill You’ll Ever Need

By | Posted Jan 30, 2017

As technology alters the customer experience—through messaging apps, chatbots, and more—what place does empathy have in improving customer service? People who […]

Connectivity and workplace overload

Connectivity Takes Its Toll In The Workplace

By | Posted Jan 24, 2017

The rise of mobile and cloud services has a dark side, and it’s not what you think. With 24/7 connectivity, […]

Single-Tasking

The Power Of Single-Tasking

By | Posted Jan 19, 2017

What’s the best way to get things done? Try single-tasking instead of multitasking. Watch as entrepreneur Tim Ferriss, the author […]

Customer feedback via social media

When Customers Tweet Feedback, Elon Musk Listens

By | Posted Jan 17, 2017

Social media is a valuable source of customer feedback—a point fully embraced by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. […]

Building employee engagement

Note To Team Leaders: Engage Them!

By | Posted Jan 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

As a team leader, you can’t afford to overlook the connection between employee engagement and business results. Consider the findings […]

Personal productivity

One Word That Can Reduce Productivity

By | Posted Jan 12, 2017

Entrepreneurs who have a habit of saying “yes” to others may find that their productivity suffers. “No” is the word you need to […]

Living your corporate values

Are You Putting Your Corporate Values Into Practice?

By | Posted Jan 11, 2017

A manager must demonstrate to employees that he or she is living up to the values defined by the department […]

The importance of public speaking skills

Improve Your Public Speaking, Improve Your Career

By | Posted Jan 10, 2017

How important is public speaking in the business world? Warren Buffett once said that learning this skill would increase a person’s […]

Relationship building at work

How Relationship Building Supports Your Business Goals

By | Posted Jan 9, 2017

Most people recognize the tremendous value of relationships in an organization. But at the same time, the idea of relationship building […]

Coaching mistakes in the workplace

Eliminate 4 Mistakes From Your Coaching Manual

By | Posted Jan 6, 2017

The use of coaching strategies at work can boost individual and organizational effectiveness. But when coaching is not done well, it may […]

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