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Learning with Others

Published on October 13, 2015, by in News.

Our learning and leadership never comes to an end. We can always learn from and with others, and one of the best ways to do that is to sit with others in the comfort of our own homes or offices and spend time listening to the best podcasts. Today we have 12 of the best podcasts for entrepreneurs. Take a moment to listen. 

 

Read the full article here: The 12 best podcasts

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Grow Your Leadership

Published on October 13, 2015, by in News.

Growing that leadership for the sake of your business is one of the most important things you can do as a whole. Today, learn the 5 qualities and skills you can develop for better leadership right now. Take a look. 

 

Read the full article here: 5 things you need to succeed

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Get Up and Move

Published on October 13, 2015, by in Commentary.

Chances are, if you are like many a business owner, you are sitting in your seat or chair for extended periods of time. This is bad for you. You have seen the news reports and other infographics around. Why is it so bad? Sitting raises the risks of heart disease, diabetes and blood clots. Basically, sitting all day can be a real killer. Not only do you have issues with sitting, your employees will as well.

So show them a different side of leadership by helping them to see that you care about them. Give them those breaks, and when they don't take it you make sure that they get up and do. This is extremely important. Take a moment to watch this report on how important it is to move around at the office, and get to moving yourself as well as getting your people to move.

Read the full article here: Sitting at work for hours

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Moving Past the Mistakes

Published on October 12, 2015, by in News.

We all make mistakes. It's what we do next that will determine whether these mistakes take a hold of us and paralyze us or not. Sometimes, we just need to move past the mistakes and forget about them. If we let them linger in our minds, we really won't get anywhere at all. Take a moment to learn how to move past your mistakes and business to grow a better tomorrow. 

Read the full article here: Why you should just forget your mistakes

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Hacking the Work Place

Published on October 12, 2015, by in News.

Giving feedback hacks to your employees is important. What's a feedback hack? Well, it's learning how to train and teach them in such a way that is conducive to their learning as employees and integral aspects of your industry. So take a look at these helpful hacks that will get you started off on the right foot. 

 

Read the full article here: 5 feedback hacks

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Toxic Workers

Published on October 12, 2015, by in Commentary.

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Running and owning your own business is filled with great joy as well as diverse issues and road blocks. One of the most common issues a person can deal with is working with other individuals. Yes, a place of business is just like the world. The people in it come from all walks of life, and this means they come with all sorts of issues as well.

Working in this diverse setting means that you will on more than one occassion have to work with toxic people. What we fail to realize is that just as there are many different types of people out there in the world, there are also many different types of toxic people. So to help deal with the nuances of these various toxicities, we have a helpful infographic for you today that will perhaps give you some unique insight on how to handle these various types. Have a look and learn to get a better grasp on these individuals. 

 

 

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Your Employees Are Stressed

Published on October 9, 2015, by in Commentary.

Employees face stress on a regular basis. They face stress that comes from themselves and their own feelings regarding job performance. They also endure the stress that comes from bosses who are demanding a lot from these employees. In addition, they will always face stress from customers who complain and what not. This is not a new thing.

However, what may be new in all of this is what you do as an employer and boss. Most employers do not spend a lot of time caring for the needs of their employees. For this reason, workers are often dissatisfied and looking for other opportunities and work experience. But this is precisely where you can step in and be the difference. Show that you care by helping them understand their stress and how to handle it.

If you are unsure yourself, take a look at this video that will help you not only understand how stress works in a person's life, but also how to help alleviate it. Take a look and show your employees that you care for them. As you do, they will respond by not only working hard, but staying with you. 

 

Watch: The workplace and Stress

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How to Hire

Published on October 9, 2015, by in News.

You might not quite be at that point of hiring executives for your business, but that still doesn't mean you can't learn from these great practices of vetting out the best new employees. Apply these truths to whatever level of hiring you are doing. As you do, you'll see that you are gathering around you a top notch team that will serve your purposes for years to come.

 

Read the full article here: 10 revealing ways to vet your executive hires

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The Conference Groupie

Published on October 9, 2015, by in News.

Have you found yourself going to more conferences now that you are going to open and run your own business? Maybe it's leadership conferences or strategic planning. Whatever it is, it really doesn't matter, because there is one consistent thing about all of these conferences: There's always that person who seems to be hanging on to you and bothering you. Learn how to deal with that today.

 

Read the full article here: When someone gloms

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More Productivity, Please!

Published on October 8, 2015, by in News.

Keeping your employees motivated, and more importantly, productive is a key aspect of your leadership. What productivity boils down to at the end of the day is ROIs, return on investments. You are investing in these employees and looking to get a return from them as it relates to your business. So, learn new ways to motivate them and keep their heads in the game. 

 

Read the full article here: 4 ways to keep employees motivated