Start 2021 in a 90-Day World

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Organizations are overwhelmingly familiar with setting goals. Leaders set yearly ones, they’re created for specific projects, and they can be short or long term. They’re also applied to new employees, stand-out ones, and to those that need a little boost. They can even be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely). While setting goals is proven to be a major factor in accomplishing them, many organizations fall short of achieving them because they are trying to do too many things at once. Continue reading Start 2021 in a 90-Day World

It’s Time to Rethink Professional Development

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Managers and human resources departments across the nation are swamped as organizations and businesses are beginning to reopen in phases as we enter our new norm. Even though we are still very much in a crisis, we (slowly, but surely) must begin to move forward. Continue reading It’s Time to Rethink Professional Development

Understanding the Importance of Emotional Intelligence

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The current state of the country involves a careful approach to be mindful of people’s feelings, situations, circumstances, beliefs, and overall well-being. Leaders–now more than ever–need to have a full understanding of emotional intelligence in order to appropriately and effectively support their staff during these difficult times. Continue reading Understanding the Importance of Emotional Intelligence

Adapting Through Communication

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Adapting through leadershipAs we navigate through life in its current state, we must remain adaptable. Adaptability is a key trait in conquering the fear of the unknown and it is also a skill that is hard sought-after in leadership roles. Employers see this as a desirable skill because adaptable people are more communicative, more motivated, and less discouraged when faced with situations that require change. These leaders can assess environments and processes and then communicate, motivate, and lead their team to the best possible outcome for their situation. Continue reading Adapting Through Communication

Leading and Creating Leaders

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Strong leaders are developed in a variety of ways. When they are being coached into leadership, they would rather follow the actions over the words of their mentor. When you’re in a leadership role and you are creating new leaders, it is important to be of service to them and hold yourself accountable for their success. Continue reading Leading and Creating Leaders

Working and Learning in a Time of Crisis

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Social distancing seems eerily similar to social media, doesn’t it? They both require staying out of personal and close contact and resorting to an alternative means of communication. While social media and other electronic means of communication may have its advantages/disadvantages on humans and social relationships, in these current and strange times, it seems that the electronic means of communication is keeping many of us together while we have to remain apart.

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