HOW TO BE A LEADER


  If you want some advice on how to be a good leader, watch this incredible and motivational speech by Simon Sinek
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How to Network by Brian Tracy


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3 Reasons You Need to Delegate More by Brian Tracy


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5 Different Types of Leadership Styles by Brian Tracy


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Managers: this is when your constructive criticism is needed (and when it's not)

Feedback is crucial for making sure everyone delivers his or her best performance at work. Employees need to know what they are doing well and not so well and, when it's delivered with the right intentions and in a way that's helpful, feedback is a valuable part of their learning and development. Since the purpose of giving feedback is to improve a situation or a person's performance, you need to think carefully about why you're giving feedback and how you're going to approach it. "Where and whe...
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How to reboot an unmotivated employee

Even the best employees can become demotivated and when individual members of your team aren't firing on all cylinders it can impact the morale of those around them. As a leader you need to "recognise the signs of a demotivated employee, and have strategies in place to assist and re-energise them before the situation escalates into a bigger problem," writes Barry Chignell. Here, he explores some of the factors that can cause a lack motivation, how to recognise the warning signs, and the steps yo...
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4 questions every great leader should be able to answer

To become an effective leader it's important to know your leadership style, your personality, your values, and what motivates you. How you see yourself as a leader guides your actions, behaviors, thoughts and decisions. And being able to clearly communicate your personal leadership philosophy helps your employees understand what's expected of them and what they can expect of you. Here, Leigh Buchanan shares leadership expert Ed Ruggero's top tips for crafting a leadership philosophy that sets ou...
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6 things smart leaders do when hiring people smarter than they are

Talent acquisition is an important aspect of your role as a leader. A company is only as good as its people and for the business to succeed, you have to attract, hire and retain successful employees. If you get your hiring process right, you'll have the best team to drive the growth of the business. "And if you get it wrong, it is literally the difference between success and failure," writes founder, CEO and author Alexa von Tobel. Finding and hiring talent is a skill you have to develop, s...
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How to be an effective leader (a step-by-step guide to upgrade your leadership skills)

While inherited traits can play a role in predicting who is more likely to occupy a leadership role, becoming an effective leader mostly depends on developing the necessary skills. There are multiple leadership styles and understanding the basic traits of each style can help you identify the skills you need to develop to become the leader you want to be. The one essential trait for great leadership is the desire to seek out opportunities for learning new skills, says Leon Ho. With this in mind, ...
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Self-doubt is sabotaging your leadership. Here’s how to break the cycle and lead with confidence

Leadership is one of the hardest things to do and even successful business owners experience self-doubt once in a while. Feeling plagued by self-doubt however limits your potential for growth and success. If you're constantly questioning your leadership abilities, your self-doubt can lead to self-sabotaging behavior that not only puts your own effectiveness at risk it also undermines the performance of your team. "If you can't empower yourself, then you won't be able to empower the people that w...
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