Leadership Resources

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How to react to criticism

As you lean-into the challenges and new opportunities that come with them, remember that criticism is a natural process of the leadership journey. Since criticism is never easy to handle, keep the following five tips in mind to ensure you handle it... read more

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How to stop procrastination

If you're a chronic procrastinator, you’re familiar with the pain and stress that goes hand in hand with leaving things to the last minute. Even if you want to accomplish or finish a task, you’re likely having trouble getting started in the first place.... read more

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How to mentor a narcissist

Working with a narcissist [someone who believes the world evolves around them] is hard, but mentoring one can be especially challenging. Your instinct as a mentor may be to criticise the narcissist, to put them in their place, but this typically makes a... read more

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How to foster a sense of purpose

We all want to find meaning in what we do. As a leader, you can help your team foster this inner sense of purpose by asking them a few simple questions: What are you good at? What do you take on because you believe you’re the best person to do... read more

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How to make your work feel more purposeful

It’s too easy to allow entire days to pass by in a blur, without being able to articulate what you’ve actually done. One of the most effective tactics for staying focused and productive is to bring purpose to each moment of your work. To give your job a... read more

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How to evaluate your relationships

The best way to begin building authentic relationships is to map out your current relationships. This involves sitting down with a piece of paper and creating a map of each person with whom you have a working relationship. Do a quick assessment of... read more

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How to be a strategic leader

The most effective leaders are able to execute the core of their business while remaining open to trends in the market and adapting to meet them. Being strategic in this way requires that you balance two traits. Consistency: Work hard and show... read more

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How to set goals you will want to accomplish

It is unlikely that you will make progress on your professional development goals if they feel like a chore. Instead of focusing on things you should do, choose one or two areas of focus that align with what really matters to you. Ask... read more

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How to ensure praise overshadows criticism

When you get feedback from your line manager or a colleague, it’s tempting to focus on the criticism. After all, that’s where you need to focus if you want to improve. But dwelling on the negative can be debilitating. You also need to make sure you hear... read more

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How to determine if you should confront a colleague

It can be hard to know what to do if you’re having problems working with a colleague. Should you confront the issue head-on, or is it better to stay quiet? Ask yourself these questions to decide the best way forward: Does your short- or long-... read more