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Thu May 5, 2016

How To Be Respected As A Leader

Respect as a leader is something everyone strives to achieve. We think its because of the prestige or status associated with it. Respected leaders have an edge over everyone else for one simple reason - they are liked. Likability as a leader doesn't mean being a friend, a pushover or never making decisions that others [...]

Tue May 3, 2016

Mentors – The Most Important Career Move You Can Make

Most successful business people will agree that one of the most defining and influential factors in their success were mentors. Mentors can assist you navigating your career path, help you avoid the potholes they encountered along the way and advise you on a clear route to success. What traits should you look for in mentors? [...]

Thu Apr 28, 2016

Negotiation Skills Every Employee Needs

Every organization should be investing in developing negotiation skills across their work force. It strengthens the organization, improves leadership skills and provides a foundation for future success and improvement. Negotiation isn’t an inherent skill for many but it can be learned. 6 Negotiations Skills Every Employee Needs 1) Analysis Employees need to analyze the situation [...]

Tue Apr 26, 2016

How To Negotiate At Work

You might not realize it but the ability to negotiate well is a benefit far beyond closing deals or haggling down a car salesman. If you know how to negotiate at work you could be on your way to more prestigious projects, better travel assignments, a flexible working schedule or higher pay. When they say [...]

Thu Apr 21, 2016

Steps To Clarity In Communication

What sets your business apart from others? What are the long term goals for your organization? What exactly do you expect from your employees? Do they know this? Clarity means knowing exactly what you want to achieve and how you're going to do it. That spills over into your business planning, your communication with employees [...]

Tue Apr 19, 2016

A Woman’s Guide To Getting Ahead and Getting What You Want In Business

We're all well versed in the disparities that exist in the business world between men and women. Lower pay, fewer leadership opportunities, less visibility. Women can take that information as a discouragement and accept it as what it is or use it as a catalyst to push them forward and go after what they really [...]

Thu Apr 14, 2016

Managing Tough Conversations at Work – What Bosses and Employees Need to Know

There are times in business where it becomes necessary to have a tough conversation. It might be personal or professional issues but you know the situation is going to be uncomfortable. Our first instinct is to ignore it and procrastinate. Unfortunately that only leads to the problem growing bigger and making the conversation even more [...]

Tue Apr 12, 2016

Public Speaking – Just What Are You Afraid Of?

Mention public speaking to someone and you will usually get an immediate and visceral reaction.  Love, hate, fear, trepidation. Have you ever wondered just what are you afraid of? It's important to find out where your fear comes from and overcome it so you can reach your full potential. Once you've broken down what your [...]