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Be Your Word - An Example of Integrity in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is your worth? How a person answers that question gives an insight into the moral makeup of their personality. Financial success, admiration of others, physical possessions, degrees, honors, and awards are all things people strive for and others admire. But these are worthless if the person who claims them has no honor, no moral framework, honesty or integrity.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

When Being Wrong is the Smart Move for a Leader

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How do you know you're smart? Is it credentials, degrees, experience, intuition? Could it be a perfect academic record, a flawless record of success in business, the charisma to persuade others to adopt your beliefs and behaviors?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

What Will Keep Millennials Working Long-Term in an Organization?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A new survey conducted by Deloitte shows a trend among millennial workers that is not about money. Actually, the trend shows that keeping millennials in a job for the long term requires different assets than a nice paycheck.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Leadership is About the People You Lead

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When you find yourself in a leadership position, the temptation is there to toot your own horn. However, Forbes writer Amy Modglin explains how leadership is really about others, not yourself.

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How Do You Become a Humble Leader?

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Being a leader can be great for your ego; you get your business working and you push new ideas forward into action. However, being a leader is also about leading real people, not just cogs in the wheel of your genius. How do you lead people without treating them like objects? The answer lies in the term "humble leadership."

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5 Leadership Habits That Make Your Life Easier

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Being a leader is a huge responsibility. Some days are full of stress, and you collapse into your chair and wonder how you're going to make it through the week. Take heart! Gordon Tredgold offers 5 habits you can develop to make your leadership responsibilities easier.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Why a Positive Work Culture Matters

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A positive work culture creates more productive workers. Business leaders have discovered this and Michelle Burke from the Huffington Post states that "Over the past few years, increased research shows positive environments produce positive benefits specifically to engagement, relationships, health and the bottom line". So what exactly is a 'positive work culture'?

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A Kind Word About Pessimism in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Look on the bright side. See the positive in every situation. We can do this. You've got it. Smile. Be happy. Keep going. Failure is not an option. This is doable. Have a can-do attitude.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Micromanagement is Bad Management: How to Avoid It

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM


Effective management is essential to any business. Micromanagement has the appearance of effectiveness, in that the manager has tight control of the project. However, it has a negative impact which strips away any effectiveness by damaging morale.

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The One-on-Ones: Making Your Management Skills Count

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Necessary, but torturous, is how most people would characterize the scheduled face to face meeting, whether management or employee. After all, when you work with people on a daily basis, what could you possibly have to discuss that would require a one-on-one? Actually, quite a bit.

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