4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from dozens of cultures, and from […]

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Five Ways To Demonstrate Leadership In Times of Crisis

There are going to be times in your journey as a leader when you invariably feel like every decision you take is turning out to be incorrect. Nothing seems to work the way it’s supposed to. Your competency and the belief in your own abilities – the two pillars of your success – seem to […]

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Why is social responsibility important to a business?

Social responsibility is important to a business because it demonstrates to both consumers and the media that the company takes an interest in wider social issues that have no direct impact on profit margins. These issues may be local, national or global, but a concern for the health and wellness of others that does not […]

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Counting every minute? You may want to rethink that.

A new Stanford study graphically illustrates what productivity mania is doing to your body. Life is short and busy. If you want to make both a good living and time to enjoy life’s pleasures, time management seems like an obvious solution. Keeping track of how you spend your minutes and thinking more scientifically about how […]

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‘I Hate Your Customer Service (But I’ll Never Tell You That)’

When a customer complains to you about your customer service or another aspect of your operation, think of it as catching a lucky break, even though it doesn’t feel that way. I know it’s uncomfortable to hear a customer complain, to know that you’ve given that customer a reason to complain, but there’s cause to be grateful when a […]

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How to Spot Lies in an Email

Here’s a scary number: Social psychology expert Jerald Jellison estimates that we are lied to as many as 200 times per day. That isn’t all by email, of course, but plenty of it may be — and even the smallest false details can impact the productivity and financial success of a business. Knowing how to […]

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Why We Need Both Introverts And Extroverts In Business

Does your work environment meet the needs of both extroverts and introverts? Not everyone will be comfortable in the same spaces. This article by David K. Williams covers why it’s important to provide for everybody’s needs: It’s time to throw stereotypes out the door. Seven months ago I wrote a column about how problems arise when we […]

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See Where Your State Ranks in Financial Literacy

Including financial literacy classes in high school curricula is one of the most important things we can do to ensure that young people are able to make sound financial decisions. Investopedia reports on the state of financial literacy education in all 50 states in this article: Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and […]

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Declaring bankruptcy may not be best for you

Filing for bankruptcy is the last resort in personal finance – the rope thrown to someone stuck in a quicksand of debt. Drowning in debt is as serious as it sounds, but declaring bankruptcy is no easy out – it carries serious consequences. These consequences include increased difficulty in securing loans, apartments, cars, insurance and […]

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