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People often talk about “leadership” as if it’s a singular thing. But really leadership exists at the nexus of a series of skills. Given that fact, what are the key components of leadership? It’s an important question. Every organization wants successful managers. But beyond those supervisory roles, organizations seek out frontline employees who show leadership… Read more »

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As the year starts, 2022 looks like it will experience a complicated labor market. Companies are still scrambling for workers and facing the prospect of higher wages. You need to do everything you can to keep your best employees happy. The current economic conditions put a premium on retention. But are you doing enough to… Read more »

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The pandemic has spurred a massive expansion of work-at-home options. That means new corporate structures, fresh scheduling options, and, maybe more importantly, the need for different management techniques. Is your hiring system optimized to find the best remote management team? Answering this question the right way could have a crucial impact on your ability to… Read more »

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Changing career paths is difficult at any level. However, the challenges intensify when you reach the C-suite. That’s why you need well-considered strategies to make a meaningful switch. At the top rungs of the corporate ladder, your career becomes highly entrenched in a particular industry or specialty. It’s difficult to get people to see you… Read more »

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References can represent a critical step in landing your dream job. You need the right people to detail your experience and commend your work habits. However, this process can get muddled when you don’t have a clear direct supervisor in your previous jobs. Who should be your reference when you’re the boss? A study conducted… Read more »

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You’re ready to switch jobs. You’ve found a likely position and the process is moving towards the negotiation stage. How much of a pay raise should you ask for? In the post-pandemic world, pay rates are rising throughout the economy. That puts you in a good position. The tight labor market gives you significant leverage… Read more »

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The rise of the work-at-home trend has sparked a lot of changes. Work schedules, home lives, and wardrobes have all come under scrutiny. But what about pay rates? How will remote work impact your salary? We have entered a new era. The pandemic has taken the long-simmering trend of remote work and turned a flamethrower… Read more »

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To a certain extent, every organization relies on performance management. The process allows you to develop your team and unlock each individual’s full potential. And yet, most leaders find their performance management procedures lacking. A survey conducted by CEB found that 95% of managers felt their system needed improvement. So, if you’re like 19 out… Read more »

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Turnover is a fact of life at any company. However, while occasional departures represent a normal part of business, you shouldn’t see a stampede to the exits. If everyone is quitting at your work, you might want to take the hint. According to Mercer, the average turnover among U.S. companies tracks at around 22%. However,… Read more »

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Top executives like to take credit when things go well. But do they blame themselves enough when things go wrong? A key part of leadership involves realizing your own mistakes and taking the steps necessary to become a better manager. According to one estimate, bad management costs U.S. corporations $360 billion a year. That’s right,… Read more »