Leadership / 19 posts found

10 Ways to Establish Yourself as an Industry Thought Leader

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How do you become a thought leader? It’s an important question: If you can become a trusted voice in your market, you’ve got a leg up on capturing the interest of your target market. Ready to level up your leadership? While your style and substance may vary, these 10 tips can help boost your thought leadership strategy. 1. Maintain an Active Business Blog Launching a blog that covers important topics relating to the industry in which you’re selling is perhaps the best way to establish and uphold your image as a thought leader. A well-written blog will make prospects and […]

15+ Organizational Skills Every Leader Needs [+ Ways to Develop Them]

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Having organizational skills means that you can meet deadlines and be efficient in your workflow management. In fact, organizational skills can be synonymous with energy and time management in most cases. All of these skills are very important in the workplace and potential employers want to make sure you can stay on top of things. In this post, we’ll dive deep into what organizational skills are, specific examples of what they look like in action, and how to develop organizational skills in the workplace. What are organizational skills? Importance of Organizational Skills Types of Organizational Skills Organizational Skills Examples on […]

Leadership Styles: The 11 Most Common & How to Find Your Style [Quiz]

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Imagine the leaders that inspire you. Each leader is unique, with different leadership styles that they use to meet goals, motivate, and inspire. To help you understand the impact each type of leader has on a company, this post will explain what a leadership style is. We’ll cover the most common types of leadership and how they can impact the business and the team. Then you’ll get some tools to help you figure out what styles are best for you. Start reading, or jump to the section you’re looking for: Types of Leadership Styles Deciding Between Different Leadership Styles How […]

23 Stats We Gained from Surveying Marketing Leaders [New Data]

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A recent HubSpot Blog survey asked 1,067 global marketing professionals working in B2B and B2C companies about the top marketing trends they leverage, the strategies they use, and the challenges they face. In this post, we’ll discuss the insight we gathered from director+ level marketers about their companies marketing strategies and what they will look like in 2022. Read on to learn: Trends Marketing Leaders are Following Marketing Strategies Marketing Leaders Use Challenges Marketing Leaders Face Trends Marketing Leaders are Following 1. The top trends marketing leaders follow are short-form video, experiential marketing, and influencer marketing. 2. The trends marketing leaders […]

MBO (Management by Objectives): Everything You Need to Know

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As a leader, you have expectations for your team. You want to see a specific level of performance and efficiency, and using a management by objectives (MBO) approach can help you manage your team effectively. When organizational goals are not communicated to employees, they can’t meet expectations. This leads to micromanaging and instills the belief in your employees that you don’t trust them or their ability to achieve results. Over time, this breeds resentment, erodes job satisfaction, and increases the rate of turnover as employees go off in search of greener pastures. If you’ve seen this situation occur multiple times […]

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 […]
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