Leadership Resources

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How to stop sabotaging yourself

When faced with a big challenge, it's tempting to anticipate the obstacles that might get in the way, and use them as an excuse not to move forward. But this type of self-handicapping will prevent you from reaching your potential. Here's how to stop it... read more

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How to use 's and s' correctly

Overworked leaders and managers with little time might think that improving their writing is a tedious or even frivolous exercise. But inappropriate use of the apostrophe lets most people down. This punctuation mark is used to show possession or to... read more

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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

January is an interesting time for behavioural science. Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better: we can study why so many of those resolutions are broken. But as well as identifying our weaknesses... read more

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How to stay happy if you both work

Many relationships fail for work reasons: too much travel, too little time together, and too much relocation. It's not easy, but it's possible to manage a relationship and two careers. Here are three tips for doing so: Actively manage... read more

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How to motivate without resorting to money

Many managers worry about how to retain top talent without breaking the bank. The good news is that even with the most sought after top talent, research shows non-monetary rewards can be more appealing than high salaries. Here are three things you can... read more

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How to create a vision that motivates your team

Effective leaders motivate their people with an inspiring vision. It need not be grand or necessarily innovative, but it does need to be sensible. Here are three ways to create a vision that works: Make it clear. People become disillusioned... read more

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How to manage diverse and dispersed teams

Teams that come together across different units and time zones to do project-based work rarely have time to build the trust that has long been considered the foundation of good teamwork. Here's how to manage a team working on the fly: Speak up... read more

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How to ease your employees into change

Change can be scary. But the best leaders smooth over the transition by supporting their teams and advocating for them. To foster this kind of environment, try these three things: Create a safe space. Individuals should feel comfortable... read more

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How to win the pitch

Whether you are vying for a highly-prized account, convincing a CFO to loosen the purse strings, or swaying a new team, you need a winning pitch. Here are three steps to compose and deliver it: Know the hidden agenda. Figure out your audience's... read more

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How to demonstrate your credibility as a leader

One of the most critical traits of an effective leader is credibility. If your team doesn't believe in your ability to do your job, you'll struggle to motivate them. Don't assume your credibility is apparent. Make an effort to establish it from... read more