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KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES ACCORDING TO EXPERTS ‘What makes a good leader?’ This is a question that has a plethora of answers that propose key characteristics of effective leadership. However, according to experts, a good leader should possess the following competencies: Strong ethics and creating a sense of safety High ethical and moral standards together with clear communication are universally accepted traits of a good leader and when combined, these two attributes helps the leader to create a safe and trusting environment. When the environment is such, then the employees will naturally feel more relaxed which in turn invokes the brain’s […]

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THE ART OF HANDLING DIFFICULT CONVERSATION AT WORK

THE ART OF HANDLING DIFFICULT CONVERSATION AT WORK Having to face difficult conversations is an inevitable aspect of management and finding the right words to use and managing the conversation effectively is an art not many people have mastered. We have all faced uncomfortable conversations during some point of our lives – it could be when our boss lashed out at us or having a client hanging up the phone on you. And instinctively, we tend to avoid the people with whom we’ve had these difficult conversations but this is not the right answer. The key is to handle the […]

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Why developing people is the key to bringing out excellence

Why developing people is the key to bringing out excellence As a leader, the satisfaction that comes with developing others is truly amazing. Helping those around us to develop and mature well is a good indication of excellence as a leader and it can go in benefiting your organization in a number of ways. Moreover, developing others isn’t simply an option; it’s a key feature and function of good leadership. The person who is being developed gains the best benefits out of this and when we help someone to enhance their skills and knowledge, we are in fact making them […]

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Unique ways to apply workplace training

Unique ways to apply workplace training Leaders and managers are often faced with a simple question that demands a multifaceted answer – how to train employees to learn new skills?  How that question is answered can determine the success of a business. If this question is not give enough thought, companies run the risk of not training employees well enough to do a good job. Consequently, they don’t know how to be more productive and feel less valued because of that. This will lead to employees becoming disengaged and if this situation goes on for long, companies will face business […]

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How to balance demand and supply in workforce planning

How to balance demand and supply in workforce planning What is Workforce Planning? In simple terms, workforce planning is all about forecasting your present and future staffing needs that are in relation to your strategic business objectives and then addressing issues that relate to the supply of labor. For example, are there candidates with the skill set you require available? The final step in the planning is to get the correct balance between labor demand and supply so that you have the correct number of employees with the right skill set at the best time. Labor Demand Forecasting Labor demand […]

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THE ART OF DISAGREEING WITH SOMEONE WHO IS HIGHER THAN YOU

THE ART OF DISAGREEING WITH SOMEONE WHO IS HIGHER THAN YOU In a workplace, we often confront situations where the boss proposes an initiative which we don’t agree with or a manager designs a project deadline that you believe is unrealistic. So how do you disagree with them and speak your ideas out? It’s a natural reaction to shy away from disagreeing with someone more powerful than us and we tend to avoid doing so for fear of potential harm or other negative implications. We immediately assume that if we disagree with a superior, the other colleagues may not like […]

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HOW EACH TEAM MEMBER LIKES TO WORK?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HOW EACH TEAM MEMBER LIKES TO WORK? When we travel to a place that has a different culture, we often spend time in learning how to communicate and connect with the people there and this is very similar to what a manager should do. When you become a manager for the first time, always spend time at first in connecting with your team members and coming to a common ground. When your team understands how you work or plan to manage them, they will be able to produce the results you are looking for and […]

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What new managers should focus on first

What new managers should focus on first One of the most exciting and daunting career transitions comes when you are in the management role for the first time. Whether you’re in the initial interview stages or in the wake of a successful promotion to leadership, here are a few principles that you must know to be successful: Establish a good leadership philosophy Leadership not all about getting the right following. Real leadership is about producing other leaders. A great leader is someone who is committed to make others thrive. That’s why it’s important to think long and hard about your […]

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How you can handle stress during a job interview

How you can handle stress during a job interview Feeling stressed during a job interview is something that is common to most people. Fortunately, it’s easy to handle job interview stress if you understand that a certain amount of stress can actually help you to do better at interviews and practicing for an interview can help you manage stress levels. But if you do feel that your stress levels start to feel overwhelming, there are also some effective responses that can be used. Firstly, you need to come to terms with the upside of stress. Research has proven to us […]

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Why it’s important for entrepreneurs to start the day with exercise

Why it’s important for entrepreneurs to start the day with exercise It’s a well known fact that physical activity can stimulate the release of hormones that will boost your mood, fight stress, jumpstart your energy levels and much more. And it’s no secret that regular exercise can protect your health and make it easier to maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that regular exercise, especially in the morning, can also be very beneficial when it comes to your business? Regular physical activity has shown increased productivity at work. Here are some proven reasons why morning exercise can be […]

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