Leadership

Whether you're evolving into a leader or looking to improve your leadership skills, this section is full of tips and strategies on how to be an effective leader.

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Advice
Have you ever worked with a business coach?
QUESTION | BY Lynn Kretschmer | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/23/20

I am interested in hiring a business coach, but I have my doubts if they can bring me real value. I want to know from others who have worked with coaches, what were your expectations out of the deal?...

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How to Manage Anxiety in the Workplace
BY Shawn Singh

Work can be stressful, whether you work in a physical environment or remotely. These common stressors are experienced by professionals everywhere, and managing them is essential to work-life balance....

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Workplace Stress and Anxiety After COVID-19
BY Shawn Singh

The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing workplace stress and anxiety. This article explains the primary causes of that stress and how to manage it in a post-COVID world.

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Teamwork: Assessing and Strengthening a Team
BY Rachel Krug

Implementing collaborative processes can improve overall productivity by 20 to 30%.

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What Makes a Good Workplace Leader
BY Andrew Martins

A strong leader in the workplace can bolster a small business's push for success.

Best Pick
The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

We've narrowed down the best employee monitoring software for businesses. Check out our best picks and reviews.

Best Pick
The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2020
BY Andrew Martins

Looking for the best employee scheduling software? We've reviewed the best and cheapest programs.

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How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
BY Lesley Pyle

Here are the best practices leaders can use to manage remote and freelance workers for the best results.

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Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
BY J. Kevin McHugh

The leadership style that is the most effective at driving confidence and high performance, according to research, is servant leadership.

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How to Successfully Lead a Global Remote Team
BY Jacob Maslow

Today, there is a shift that is taking place. More people than ever are working remotely. Here's how remote working can be successful in today's world.

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Steps to Motivate Your Employees
BY Jennifer Post

Follow these tips to keep your employees motivated and excited about the work they do.

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Trust the Process: 13 Tips to Empower and Encourage Your Staff
BY Peter Daisyme

The key to happy and productive employees is making sure that they feel important in their roles. Here are 13 tips to empower your staff.

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What Crises Can Teach Us About Leading Beyond Borders
BY Kevin Xu

Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic have a way of highlighting our strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Here are six lessons in crisis management for global companies.

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4 Steps to Establish a Crisis-Resistant Company Culture
BY Lisa Raja

We've seen how crisis can strike at any time. The only way for a business to weather storm after storm is to build a company culture built on strong values.

Advice
How did you reopen during COVID-19?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/02/20

For small business owners who were able to reopen after temporarily suspending (or pivoting) operations. What is your business and where is it located? When did you first close and/or pivot...

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A Beginner's Guide to Navigating Survival Emotions in Today's New Normal
BY Nichole Kelly

Your emotions are probably in survival mode right now. Here's how to successfully navigate them through a crisis and in your everyday life.

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Why Leaders Need to Read (and How to Build a Reading Habit)
BY Jared Atchison

The great leaders of the world are known to be avid readers. Let's explore why reading supports leadership and how to become a prolific reader.

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How Leaders Can Overcome Resistance to Become More Productive
BY Jared Atchison

Internal resistance kills many businesses and creative projects before they've had a chance to grow. Here's how leaders can recognize and overcome it to be more productive.

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7 Brainstorming Techniques to Innovate Your Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Innovate your business with these unique brainstorming techniques.

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How to Identify a True Leader
BY business.com editorial staff

The business.com community asked how to test for leadership ability. We found answers.

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3 Leadership Best Practices That Improve Employee Engagement Amid COVID-19
BY Gina Miller

The COVID-19 pandemic has, undoubtedly, changed consumers and employees. What can company leaders do to address concerns and thrive during this unprecedented period?

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How to Remotely Onboard New Employees During COVID-19
BY Skye Schooley

Quontic successfully onboarded remote employees during the pandemic. Learn how your business can do this too.

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Ways to Cultivate Volunteerism in Your Business During the Next Phases of COVID-19
BY Katie Zwetzig

Involving your employees in volunteer efforts is a good way to build employee engagement and your brand while serving the community.

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Radical Compassion: A Leadership Lifeline During Times of Crisis
BY Barbara Shannon

Radical compassion is the act of directly aligning ourselves and our mission with the moment.

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Common Signs of Burnout – and How to Help Your Employees Avoid It
BY business.com editorial staff

As a leader, you should take it on yourself to prevent burnout from wiping out your team. Here's how to do it.

Advice
What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
QUESTION | BY Bryan C. | 96 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/28/20

What's the most important lesson you've learned from being an entrepreneur, or observing other entrepreneurs? How have you succeeded in fulfilling your main goals? How have you dealt with small...

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How to Run a Successful Virtual Meeting
BY business.com editorial staff

Find out what to do to keep your virtual meeting participants engaged and invested.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Team Dynamics
BY business.com editorial staff

It's not always easy to establish a positive relationship between workers.

Advice
How can a business owner ensure they're hiring the right people?
QUESTION | BY Leonard Phillips | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/20

We have a small cleaning company that we started in 2005. Our biggest challenge is with employees. We read many leadership books, have weekly meetings with our leaders, monthly staff meetings to...

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What to Do When Your CEO Leaves
BY business.com editorial staff

Is your CEO stepping down? Follow these three tips to ease the transition.