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Guidance on leadership development & strategic planning.

5 Phrases to Use for Effective Workplace Criticism

By Leadership Resources August 5, 2019

Delivering criticism to a team can be a significant cause of leadership stress for many leaders. It’s not always easy to find the proper balance between sugar-coated comment and pointless put-down. But when someone makes a mistake, requires correction, or falls short of their duties, ignoring or obfuscating the issue...

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Open Floorplan or Cubes: Is One Better Than the Other?

By Leadership Resources June 7, 2019
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A workplace is more than just a collection of walls, chairs, desks, and employees. It’s an environment where several individuals must cooperate and focus on a number of tasks each day. The way your workplace is organized in large part determines how your staff members feel, how hard they work,...

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Is Remote Work Right for Your Team?

By Leadership Resources June 5, 2019
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The notion of a workplace is undergoing a major transformation. The internet allows people to share ideas, files, and projects across the world with lightning speed. For industries that primarily deal with information and communication (as opposed to manufacturing), the need for dedicated commercial space is becoming antiquated. This is...

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Can You Terminate Employees Without Crushing Morale?

By Leadership Resources May 3, 2019
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In a constantly evolving business climate, it is more important than ever to make sure work teams are cohesive, high performing, and agile. A strong culture of strategic leadership and values based hiring processes can serve to create high functioning teams. However, sometimes even the most promising hires turn out...

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Having Tough Conversations with Dignity

By Leadership Resources April 11, 2019
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Your people are your greatest assets, but they’re also human beings with various ambitions, views, and flaws. If you’re in charge of a team, you have to focus much of your energy on communication and performance management. Proper communication with each individual and the team as a whole will help...

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Is Stress Killing Your Productivity? The Counter-Intuitive Reality of Taking Time to Self-Manage and Pursue True Longevity

By Leadership Resources December 24, 2018
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In the workplace, it often seems like nothing matters more than productivity. In theory, when workers are more productive, the business thrives, profits increase, and everyone is happy. But productivity can come at a cost. The truth is, people only have so much mental and physical energy in a given...

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Why Our Job Requirements Include Our Values – Hiring and Culture Start with Core Motivations

By Leadership Resources December 10, 2018
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An organization is only as good as its people. So, when a business hires new people, it must look for specific things that will enhance the business as a whole. Of course, new recruits must have relevant experience and knowledge. But perhaps even more important than that is what makes...

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Sustainable Office Productivity: How to Get the Most out of Your Employees Without Creating Burnout

By Leadership Resources December 3, 2018
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When it comes to maximizing office productivity, leaders are faced with several challenges. On the one hand, you want to get the most out of your employees. On the other hand, you don’t want to push your team past the threshold of exhaustion. Burnout is a real problem in today’s...

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Culture Is Not a Buzzword – Creating a Shared System of Values to Make Your Team Work Together Intuitively and with Precision

By Leadership Resources October 19, 2018
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The word “culture” has been used so frequently and in so many contexts it can be difficult to define. In the broader sense, culture refers to a collective set of values and/or achievements expressed in a particular group of people. Different cultures exist among ethnic and religious groups, throughout separate...

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