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How to become an inspirational leader: Infographic
Entrepreneur
To be a good leader, you need to have quick wit. But to be a great leader capable of motivating individuals to work toward a common goal, you need a whole lot more than smarts — you need emotional intelligence. Great leaders are able to adeptly maintain relationships, read people's body language, pick up on social cues and recognize people's struggles and hardships.
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4 leadership competencies you must know
Forbes
To start off the new year right, the following are four leadership competencies to practice daily (but not an all encompassing list). First, leaders create value. Yes, this is a very broad definition, so how you define value is key here. Value can be separated into three areas of influence: The company, the department or team and the individual.
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Making the right hire: Everything you need to do
By Jared Kligerman
Even 10 years ago, having an excellent product or service at a good price was enough for you to be competitive and successful. Today, with the increasing use of blogs, online review sites and social media, that is not enough. Our employees define the brand, and we rely on them to deliver amazing customer service to ensure our product/service is sold to returning, loyal customers, who in turn recommend our product/service to their friends. The culture of an organization is also reliant on having like-minded employees who support each other.
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14 tips to make 2015 your most productive year yet
Fast Company
To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work toward, Fast Company asked some of the most productive it works with all year what they do in their everyday lives to get so much done. Here's what they had to say.
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The curious science of when multitasking works
Harvard Business Review
Trying to do two things at once is usually a recipe for doing both badly, according to a long line of research. We're slower and less accurate when we try to juggle two things. Experts came to believe that there wasn't much that could be done about this. But if giving up multitasking isn't an option, a new study published in in Psychological Science offers some hope.
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9 super effective ways to motivate your team
Inc.
Teams are the way that most companies get important work done. When you combine the energy, knowledge and skills of a motivated group of people, then you and your team can accomplish anything you set your minds to. Try these nine powerful ways to keep the members of your team motivated and giving their very best on the job.
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Embrace a new leadership mindset by facing 8 critical realities
Forbes
As we enter the new year together, this is the perfect time to reflect upon the ways we can mature and grow as leaders. With the economy beginning to show signs of life, leaders must take stock of their attitude, approach and style and identify ways to improve their performance for the betterment of the employees and the organizations they serve. This process begins by accepting the fact that you may need to adopt a new leadership mindset.
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