8 Ways to Address Your Workplace Stress You Can Start Today

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Stress is something we all face every day. Whether the source is at home or at work, with your team, or your own tasks, it’s easy to get the best of you. Workplace stress in particular can be tough. There’s things we all deal with that are beyond our control that can make work harder […]

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The Fatal Flaws of 2 Kinds of Leaders (and what to do about it)

2 kinds of leaders cracks in their foundation with these flaws

There are 2 kinds of leaders in the world. On a bad day, many of us look like the former to some degree, and on great days, we are often the latter. How often we are each depends on your leadership style, and how much self awareness you have to understand how you affect others. […]

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5 Ways Introverted Leadership can make You a Great Manager

introverted leadership can work, too

You have the chance to ask Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, one question. What would you ask? If you’re a young man in Australia, you ask a deeply personal question: “How have you managed to succeed in a predominantly extroverted world and how can the education system, with its increasingly extroverted ideals, harness […]

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Why Work-Life Balance Trumps the Hustle Hype

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“I rarely get to see my kids. That’s a risk you have to take.” – Andrew Kemendo, Creator of Pair Last year, Apple Music launched a new show called Planet of the Apps.  It was like American Idol, but for software developers. Entrepreneurs had 60 seconds to pitch their app idea to celebrity judges in […]

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How to Get Team Buy in for an Important Change You Want to Make

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“Why won’t they do this???” “How has there been no progress made on this?” “Why is this still happening?!” “What will it take to get team buy in to this and change?!?” If you’ve ever tried to get a group of people to change, you’ve felt this exasperation. This can be particular hard when you’re […]

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How to use a Positive Outlook to Make Yourself a Better Leader

a positive outlook is glass half full

How do you feel about life right now? Are you filled with enthusiasm and a positive outlook? Or, do you find yourself negative at times, seeing the worst in the world and others? We all have our ups and downs, and what’s happening to and around us has a big impact on it. It’s harder […]

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The Hardest Skill of All for Managers to Learn and Build

self awareness requires taking time to reflect

To be a great leader, you need to develop many skills: emotional intelligence, the art of giving good feedback, influencing others, managing up, and more. Yet, above all those skills is one that with it, will carry you far, and without it, you will struggle. It’s one that gets harder the busier you get, and […]

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Why Constructive Discontent Is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage

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“That is the worst thing that can happen to a company,” said Wisse Dekker.   He’s the former president of Dutch electronics company, Philips.   In 1990, he resigned after the company barely earned $3 million dollars in their first quarter. This was horrendous compared to the $130 million earned in the previous year.   Dekker […]

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