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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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9 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Your People to Innovate
By Alex Goryachev | August 14, 2018

Innovation should be the core of an organization, not just a side project.

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Leadership During Prosperity Can Prepare You for Tough Times
By Dr. Richard Nongard | August 06, 2018

Planning for economic downturns helps set your business up for long-term success.

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5 Ways to Start the Mental Health Conversation in Creative Industries
By Justin Gignac | August 03, 2018

You don't have to run a company to advance the conversation around mental health at work.

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Get Creative: A Professor's Tips on Bringing Creativity to Your Business
By Chad Brooks | July 09, 2018

Even if you're not in a creative industry, creativity is still critical to success.

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How to Create a Talent Management Process
By Sammi Caramela | June 26, 2018

A talent management process seeks to recruit, develop and retain top talent.

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5 Rs for Greening the Office
By Carlyann Edwards | June 20, 2018

Here's how to make your office a more sustainable workplace.

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Abandon Logic to Help Your Organization Succeed
By Srini Pillay | June 01, 2018

Changing your thinking can help you become a better innovator and business strategist.

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12 Tips for Mastering Your Presentation
By Stacey Hanke | May 14, 2018

Giving presentations is a learned skill that requires ongoing practice.

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3 Ways to Reward Employees Aside From Money
By Matt D'Angelo | May 14, 2018

Empowering your employees requires more than monetary incentives.

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Are Your Employees Bringing Out the Best in One Another?
By Kerry Goyette | May 07, 2018

The best teamwork occurs when complementary skills combine in an environment of respect.

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Why Does Power Abuse Persist?
By Petrina Coventry | May 04, 2018

It's important to understand the psychology of abusers and their supporters.

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Transformational Leadership Requires Someone Who Can 'Fix' and 'Build'
By Melissa Powell | April 30, 2018

Fixing and building are similar, but distinctive skills. A good leader needs both.

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Ask Yourself These 8 Questions Before Your Next Speech
By Jason O'Brien | April 05, 2018

These eight pointers will help you hone your speech and feel more confident.

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Two Powerful Steps to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
By Stacey Hanke | March 07, 2018

If the thought of public speaking makes you panic, remember these two crucial things.

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6 Things Every Startup CEO Can Learn from Chess
By Rafi Chowdhury | March 02, 2018

Like running a startup, chess is all about strategy planning in the field.

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Pause for Power: Why You Need to Become Comfortable With Silence
By George Torok | March 01, 2018

In public speaking, the occasional silence is actually a good thing.

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Do You Have The Right Personality for Your Job?
By Irfan Jafrey | February 28, 2018

More than half of American workers want to switch careers. Are you one of them?

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The Management Theory of Henry Mintzberg
By Sammi Caramela | February 27, 2018

Mintzberg identified some basics of management.

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The Management Theory of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
By Sammi Caramela | February 23, 2018

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth stressed one way to get the job done.

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The Management Theory of Mary Parker Follett
By Sammi Caramela | February 21, 2018

Mary Parker Follett's management theory exists to increase coordination among workers

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10 Ways New Managers Can Be Influential Leaders
By Stacey Hanke | February 21, 2018

These 10 methods help managers elevate their role to leadership.

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Management Theory of Frederick Taylor
By Sammi Caramela | February 13, 2018

While Taylor's theory could make for more efficient workers, it is not without its flaws.

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I Stopped Apologizing at Work for a Week, and Here's What Happened
By Sammi Caramela | February 12, 2018

If you apologize too often, you could seriously damage your career.

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Does Character Matter? The Three C's of Leadership
By Paul Comfort | January 29, 2018

Great leaders possess these characteristics and require them in those they promote.

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How Chuck Runyon of Anytime Fitness Creates Loyal Customers
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2018

The Anytime Fitness weighs in on loyalty and franchising.

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4 Active Listening Skills of Influential Leaders
By Stacey Hanke | November 21, 2017

Leaders who shine do these four things, whether it's a casual or high-stakes conversation.

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3 Lessons for Modern and Tenacious Leaders
By Steven McConnell | November 01, 2017

Leadership keeps evolving, but you can't go wrong with these three principles.

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Communicate With Influence Using These 5 Steps
By Stacey Hanke | October 24, 2017

Here are five ways to make sure others hear and understand you.