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Being an Employee-Centric Leader

Being an Employee-Centric Leader

There is a big difference between being a boss and being a leader. A boss tells people what to do and expects them to follow orders. A leader, on the other hand, inspires people to want to achieve something bigger than themselves. To become a better leader, you must...

The Importance of Taking Feedback as a Leader

The Importance of Taking Feedback as a Leader

When in a leadership role, feedback is crucial because it allows supervisors and managers to discover possible conflicts amongst employees or conflicts leaders have with their staff. Furthermore, feedback entails delivering and receiving information for efficiency...

Ensuring Your Employees Prioritize Company Growth

Ensuring Your Employees Prioritize Company Growth

Setting goals at work is about choosing to do something first and foremost so that you can achieve your goals later on. Having a clear understanding of your priorities helps keep you focused on the task at hand. Most people are familiar with setting goals and making...

Recognizing and Managing Work-Related Stress

Recognizing and Managing Work-Related Stress

Stress is a factor in most workplace relationships. It often leads to burnout, creates interpersonal conflicts, and sets back employees' health. Work-related stress can harm your health and your performance. While most of us know that stress can affect productivity,...

How To Support Generation Z in the Workplace

How To Support Generation Z in the Workplace

Generation Z is the next generation of employees. They're the ones who are starting their careers, and they're the ones who are looking to take their businesses to the next level. That's why it's essential to support them in the workplace. By providing resources,...

The Benefits of a Workplace Mentorship Program

The Benefits of a Workplace Mentorship Program

For the past few years, mentorship programs have been popping up all over the country. This has led to a lot of discussion about their effectiveness and how they should be run. What's often forgotten is that these programs are not just for young people; adults can...

Managing the Human Element in Business

Managing the Human Element in Business

At the core of the excellent performance of any business, the human element is arguably the most essential asset. Human resources are the interface for all the other resources leading to the desired results. The human element also occurs in the form of customers and...

How to Have an Entrepreneurial Spirit

How to Have an Entrepreneurial Spirit

The word entrepreneur as we use it today can be traced to the 13th Century from the French verb entreprendre. That means "to do something" or "to undertake." It was a term that didn't necessarily have anything to do with business back then. Free market capitalism did...

Should My Business Use a Freelancer or Marketing Agency?

Should My Business Use a Freelancer or Marketing Agency?

  The life of an entrepreneur is characterized by juggling multiple things at the same time. Whether it is accounting, fundraising, operations, or procurement, the entrepreneur's mind is hardly ever at ease. Unfortunately, of all business functions, marketing...