Don’t Be Intimidated by Data

Everyone knows that a business succeeds or fails based on its bottom line. It’s surprising, then, how many leaders are uncomfortable looking at spreadsheets, graphs, and other metrics of profitability. Being able to gather the appropriate data and understand what it means are critical skills of effective executives. Failure to consider financial and operational data will […]

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How Effective Leaders Navigate Internal Politics

Internal politics can be difficult and painful to navigate, especially when issues blow up seemingly from nowhere. In this situation, leaders may find themselves wondering “What went wrong? How did I miss this? What do I do now?” Of course, the best thing to do is to be aware of situations before they blow up and, […]

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Visionary Leadership Doesn’t Always Mean Creating Big Ideas

Every day we hear of new visionary ideas: travel to Mars, self-driving cars, new technological gadgets that will make our lives so much easier. The list goes on and on. Every leader knows it is his or her responsibility to come up with new ideas that will lead the organization into the future and surpass […]

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Managing Your Team’s Tension Level

You may or may not be responsible for a high level of tension among your team, but you will surely be blamed for it if it is unacceptably high to your team members. Managing the tension level in your team is a balancing act that requires finesse and constant awareness on your part. If the […]

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