Leadership / 14 posts found

Why Self-Awareness in Leadership is a Must-Have for Success

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As a leader, you need to accept that you are not always going to be right and you aren’t always going to excel in everything — and that’s okay! Self-awareness in leadership is key to the success of any organization and can encourage growth, adaptability, and honesty in the workplace. To help you learn why self-awareness in leadership is integral to your company’s success, we’re going to explore the meaning of self-awareness, its benefits, and real-life examples of self-awareness from business leaders. What is self-awareness in leadership? Self-awareness in leadership means having a conscious understanding of your character, behaviors, motives, […]

Leadership vs. Management: Key Differences You Should Know

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We often hear the terms “leaders” and “managers” used interchangeably. However, there are key differences in how each operates. In this article, we’ll dive into what those differences are and how you can leverage each one within an organization. What’s most interesting is that every leader has likely taken on a managerial role. However, not every manager has been a leader. This is because someone typically steps into a manager role when there’s a need within your organization. Anyone who can meet those needs will succeed as a manager. However, a leader requires a different skill set and can emerge […]

5 Skills You Should Leave Leadership Training With

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​​Are you an experienced leader looking to brush up on your skills? Or maybe you’re brand new in this space and want to gain the tools to help you succeed. In this article, you’ll discover the key leadership skills you should leave leadership training with along with the benefits of taking a leadership training course. Why leadership training is important? Leadership training is valuable to anyone who currently or aspires to hold a supervisorial role. The qualities needed to succeed in a leadership role don’t just appear once you’ve been assigned the role. In fact, you should be exhibiting these […]

16 Leadership Goals Every Business Leader Should Have

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Outstanding leadership is key to any organization’s success. Without it, a business is prone to low morale and frequent turnover. One way to help yourself grow as a leader is to set actionable, trackable leadership goals. These goals should be focused on addressing your weaknesses and building upon your strengths. Whether you’re a seasoned leader, or you’ve just stepped into your first management role, you should always make a point to improve your leadership skills. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together everything you need to know about setting leadership goals and what goals you should focus […]

30 Leadership Behaviors You Need to be an Excellent Leader

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Leadership isn’t just about control — it’s also about actions and behaviors. As a leader, do your current leadership behaviors align with both your and your team’s goals? And does your behavior boost your team’s morale or bring the mood down — resulting in high turnover and less efficiency? To help you answer those questions, we’ve put together a breakdown of the kind of conduct that leaders should exhibit. Leaders who don’t possess these behaviors may struggle with completing objectives, maintaining a healthy work environment, or managing their team members. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 30 […]

How Emergent Leadership Can Help Your Team Thrive

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Think of every group project you’ve been in – whether in high school, college, internship, or other. Often, someone would naturally take the reigns without being officially appointed as the leader – that’s called emergent leadership and it’s something you may want to leverage in your professional life. Learn the key characteristics of emergent leadership, examples of it in daily life, and the benefits of this approach. Emergent leadership allows the right leader to be elected once they have demonstrated their potential in group settings. This will be someone who has earned the respect and trust of their colleagues and […]

Data-Backed Tips for Successful Hybrid Team Leadership in 2022

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According to Microsoft’s 2022 Annual Work Trend Index Report, 53% of employees are considering transitioning to a hybrid work setup in the next year and hybrid work is up seven points from 2021. So, what does it take to lead a hybrid team? We’ve got a few tips. 1. Set rules of engagement. When everyone’s in the office, many rules and behaviors go unsaid. After all, everyone is in the same space, so it’s easier to pick up on cues. However, when everyone is scattered, it changes how you approach them. Microsoft’s report found that following the pandemic, few companies […]

16 Leadership Resources for Any Stage of Your Career [+ 9 Extra Tools]

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When you think of leadership resources, terms like ROI, budget, and management might come to mind. But the data is in. There’s a new way to think about leadership. It’s time to focus on the relationships that are essential to business success. According to a 2021 Gallup report, only 20% of employees feel engaged at work. Low employee engagement is a quality of life issue, and it’s also expensive. Low engagement costs companies $8.1 trillion per year. Whether you’re starting your first job or managing a tough team, these resources for leadership development can help. These are the tools that […]

Why Workplace Authenticity Matters More than Ever, According to Credly’s VP of Customer Success

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Pre-pandemic, it was relatively easy to keep tight boundaries between our personal and professional lives. But in a post-pandemic world, things have shifted. Now, people have their dogs or children in the background during Zoom calls. Others have yoga breaks and book clubs blocked into their work calendars. Companies have also put a bigger focus on their employees’ mental and physical health: For instance, HubSpot began offering its employees access to mental health tool Modern Health, as well as an employee discount for the Headspace app. All of which is to say: The workplace has changed, and whether people work […]

How to Share Your Strengths and Weaknesses During A Job Interview

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You’re sitting across from a hiring manager, or even worse, a group of people interviewing you for a role, and the dreaded question comes up… “What are your weaknesses?” You spend what seems like an eternity battling inside your own head, “Do I tell them I’m occasionally late or that I take things too personally?” before settling on a response that makes you groan: “I just care too much and I work too hard.” While that question isn’t likely to be left off the interview checklist anytime soon, you know it’s likely coming and can spend some time in self-reflection […]
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