Leadership Resources

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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

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How to start your team on the right path

Any leader who has put together a team - be it large or small, in-person or virtual - knows how difficult it is to get a group started off right. Next time you have to launch a team, try these three things to improve your chances of success... read more

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How to conduct an informal 360

The most effective leaders identify their strengths and then decide which ones to develop further. To do that, you need to have a clear view of yourself. If your organisation doesn't offer a formal 360-review process, you can conduct your own informal... read more

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How to help your team embrace change

Sometimes getting people on board with a change is harder than implementing the change itself. Next time your team balks at something new, do the following: Encourage openness. Create an environment where people feel free to express their... read more

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How to assert yourself and influence those around you

Assertiveness often gets a bad rap. People who are self-confident and forceful can be cast as pushy and annoying. But when balanced with other critical skills, being assertive can help you excel at other things: Fostering teamwork: Teams thrive... read more