Leadership Resources

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How to decline a meeting invitation without burning bridges

There it is in your inbox: an invite to a meeting you really don’t want to attend. Maybe it’s shoehorned into one of the few remaining open spaces in your calendar. Or maybe it’s for a time that’s already booked, and now you’re left to decide whom to... read more

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How to overcome a bad first impression

A bad first impression can be hard to shake. But changing how others view you is not impossible. Here are four ways to overturn entrenched beliefs: Surprise people. For example, if you’ve developed a reputation for never speaking up, make a... read more

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How to head off your next angry outburst

When you’re angry or disappointed with a colleague, it can be tempting to dash off a text or email to say so. But an angry message sent in haste can ruin a relationship. Before communicating, ask yourself: What outcome do I want? Think about... read more

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How to ensure your next big meeting actually accomplishes something

How many times have you walked out of a theoretically important meeting and thought, “What did we accomplish?” More often than not, the problem isn’t with what did or didn’t happen at the meeting - nothing got done because the meeting’s goals... read more

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How to handle an unpredictable boss

It can be hard to deal with a manager who acts like Jekyll and Hyde. You never know if the friend or the bully will show up. Whatever you do, don’t take it personally; you may have just said something that triggered a larger issue for them, or maybe you... read more

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How to give difficult feedback

Not all leaders are comfortable giving employees feedback - especially when it’s negative. The fear of hurting people’s feelings and dealing with potential drama holds too many managers back. But people thrive on feedback, which is why giving it... read more

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How to motivate people by reading the situation

Keeping employees motivated is one of the most important responsibilities of a manager. To do this, make sure you’re using the right motivational tools at the right times. Keep these guidelines in mind: Feedback. To enhance commitment, offer... read more

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How to fake the confidence you need

When you’re feeling overwhelmed and in over your head, the best way to power through is to pretend you’ve got the confidence you need to get something done. These strategies can help you fake it ‘til you make it: Think positively. The more you... read more

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How to know what skill to develop next

Success requires continual growth and learning. But how do you know which development efforts will yield the best return? First, look for the overlap between what your organisation needs and what will give you the most satisfaction. If you’re... read more

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How to sleep better

If you have difficulty falling asleep, a regular bedtime routine will help you wind down and prepare for bed. Your routine depends on what works for you, but the most important thing is working out a routine and sticking to it. To being with, try these... read more