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Applying Brain Science to Leadership

When you lead with the brain in mind, you address the structures of the brain and its needs. One way that scientists commonly consider the brain is as structure that includes three separate “brains” that [more…]

Leading Employees by Nourishing Their Brains

The same neuroscience that applies to your brain and leadership is critical for the way you lead your employees. You can feed employees’ brains and help them grow by [more…]

Using Your Leadership Brain to Make Decisions

Making good decisions under a variety of conditions is a critical leadership skill. Your brain works differently to decide when you have little time than it does when you can mull over your options. [more…]

Leading Your Team with Meetings that Work

Many employees (and leaders) have a bad feeling about meetings, but productive meetings serve many important purposes. You can lead your meetings more effectively when you follow a few guidelines: [more…]

How to Survive Office Politics by Identifying Key Players

To survive office politics, know who the key players are. After all, office politics is about the relationships and dynamics among your colleagues. At its best, those relationships allow you to get tasks [more…]

How to Resolve Office Conflicts Assertively

Resolving conflicts at work requires assertiveness — a willingness to deal professionally with conflict situations regardless of your comfort level. When resolving workplace conflict, the emphasis is on [more…]

Anger Management at Work: How to Be a Less Disgruntled Employee

If you’re tired and fed up of being disgruntled, dissatisfied and disheartened at work, here are some things you can do to remedy the problem and manage your anger: [more…]

How to Leverage Emotional Intelligence into Limbic Leadership

The best leaders incorporate emotional intelligence skills. An emotionally intelligent manager— what could be called a master of limbic leadership — can handle almost any situation. Whether you want to [more…]

How to Assess Your Leadership Style

The following assessment gives you a good idea of your strengths as a leader. Knowing your leadership style may help you understand why you lead the way you do, whether changing your style will be easy [more…]

How and Why to Give Feedback to Employees

Motivating employees is about more than charisma and vision. To help employees perform their best, a great leader will provide feedback — the right kind, at the right time. Feedback is an essential tool [more…]

How to Build a Leader’s Brain and Keep It Healthy

As a leader who’s eager to make a difference, you want to do all you can for your brain. These ten tips get you started on a brain-healthy life to reach your highest potential. [more…]

How to Deal with Toxic Employees

Because negativity and toxicity spread like germs in the workplace, you need to recognize the characteristics of the toxic worker. Whether it’s gossip, unconstructive criticism, drama, bitterness, constant [more…]

How Your Brain Controls Your Attention

Some people believe that great leaders must have impressive higher thinking skills. In reality, if you want to be a leader — the sort of manager that people admire — you need to use your entire brain. [more…]

How to Reinforce Changes in an Organization

No one said change was easy, but a good leader can make it easier. Changing an organization means changing brains, too — and brain change is a challenge. If you meet resistance to change with your employees [more…]

Eight Attributes of a Great Leader

The list of leadership attributes is endless, but if you were going to create an inventory of traits that no leader can be without — attributes that would please the brains of most employees — it would [more…]

How to Deal with a Negative Boss

If you’re bursting with good ideas, but your boss always rejects suggestions out of hand, it’s very hard to stay positive and continue to think innovatively. Use these suggestions to keep your own creative [more…]

Top Time Management Tips

Help yourself to save time, and also to make the most of your time, by taking on board these tried-and-tested time management tips. If it’s too overwhelming to adopt all of them, pick one to try at first [more…]

Task-Related Questions to Keep You Focused and Save You Time

Ask yourself these short but helpful questions to help you keep really focused on the task in hand and stop wasting time doing unnecessary tasks: [more…]

Top Time-Saving Tips

Here’s a short and snappy overview of the best time-saving tips around – leaving you more leisure and free time to do the things you enjoy: [more…]

A Quick Checklist for Dealing with Procrastination

Even the most efficient people sometimes get stuck or keep putting something off. If you’re hit with a bad case of procrastination, ask yourself these questions to get you moving again: [more…]

Ten Ways for Managers to Motivate Employees

Employees may not need a pay raise as much as they do personal thanks from their manager for a job well done. Show your workers that you support them, and encourage better performance by motivating them [more…]

Supporting Yourself with Daily Affirmations for Managers

No one ever said that being a manager is easy. And if someone ever did say that, obviously he’s never been the boss. You can make your job as a manager easier by supporting yourself with the following [more…]

Differences between Employees and Contractors in a Business Setting

Your business may offer contracts to independent contractors — people who do work for your company but who don’t work for your company in the sense of being an employee. Independent contractors differ [more…]

Ten Ways to Listen Well as Part of Communicating Effectively

Communicating effectively involves not only speaking well, but listening well, too. Active-listening tools, such as those in the following list, help you hold up your end of a successful conversation or [more…]

How to Communicate Effectively to an Audience

When you speak to a crowd, communicating effectively means that your delivery is positive and confident so that your message comes across effectively. Use the tips in the following list to convey your [more…]

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