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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
What's the number one lesson you've learned from entrepreneurship?
By Bryan C. | 96 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

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...

Advice
What makes a leader resilient?
By Anonymous User | 69 Answers | Last Activity on January 17, 2021

I am looking for research on resilience in leadership. If anyone can help by giving me their views or pointing me in the right direction then I will be very grateful.

Article
17 Creative Ways to Bring Company Leaders Together for Productive Conversation
By Scott Gerber | January 14, 2021

Seventeen members of YEC share effective tactics for gathering together leaders that lead to effective strategizing and team building.

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The Best Employee Monitoring Software of 2021
By Lori Fairbanks | January 06, 2021

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

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The Best Employee Scheduling Software of 2021
By Andrew Martins | January 06, 2021

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

Article
C-Suite Job Titles: Have We Gone Too Far?
By Steven McConnell | December 30, 2020

Where do we draw the line between titles that are relevant versus those that are whimsical?

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How to Make Remote Employees Feel More Connected
By Syed Balkhi | December 29, 2020

Keeping remote workers feeling connected is critical to your team's success.

Article
Manager, Coach or Mentor? Different Roles for Different Goals
By Alison Napolitano | December 28, 2020

Understand the differences between coaching, mentoring and managing to best achieve your goals.

Advice
As an owner, how can I maintain a good relationship with my employees?
By Shruti sood | 6 Answers | Last Activity on December 14, 2020

Can anyone suggest to me the best tips for maintaining a good relationship with your employees? What gifts and/or activities can I hold in the office to get the energy back up among the employees?

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Advice
What's the best book on leadership and motivating your team?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 67 Answers | Last Activity on October 29, 2020

There are a ton of books out there on the subject, but does anyone have any recommendations. I've heard the Balanced Scorecard is good, as well as Seth Godin's Tribes, though they probably are...

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Leadership Tips for Managing a (New) Remote Team
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 26, 2020

If you're suddenly managing your team remotely, these tips can help you communicate effectively, calm fears and keep your business running smoothly.

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture
By Rachita Sharma | October 16, 2020

Investing in a happy culture reaps benefits beyond giving team members a better work-life balance and a sense of purpose. It also boosts productivity and a company's bottom line.

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3 Steps to Effective Employee Performance Management
By Laura Handrick | October 15, 2020

Rather than sticking to traditional forms of employee performance management, like annual reviews, managers are best served giving ongoing, real-time feedback.

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How can I get a struggling new hire more equipped to take over my previous role?
By jim sheldon | 3 Answers | Last Activity on October 06, 2020

I have an assistant that was hired to replace me but she has no known business experience and wants to take over but does not want to do the work required. She always has an excuse for why she didn't...

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8 Strategies for Managing Your Remote Team
By Dr. Cindy McGovern | September 25, 2020

Managing a remote team requires a different strategy from in-person leadership. Here are eight ways to get the most out of and be there for your remote team.

Advice
Have you ever worked with a business coach?
By Lynn Kretschmer | 23 Answers | Last Activity on September 23, 2020

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 | September 11, 2020

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 | September 11, 2020

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 | September 08, 2020

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

Article
What Makes a Good Workplace Leader
By Andrew Martins | September 02, 2020

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

Article
How to Be a Great Leader From a Distance
By Lesley Pyle | August 25, 2020

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

Article
Making Sure Your Walk Matches Your Talk
By J. Kevin McHugh | August 21, 2020

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

Article
How to Successfully Lead a Global Remote Team
By Jacob Maslow | August 19, 2020

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 | August 18, 2020

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 | August 10, 2020

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 | August 07, 2020

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 | August 06, 2020

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?
By Adam Uzialko | 3 Answers | Last Activity on August 02, 2020

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 | July 17, 2020

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