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The Difference Between a Manager and a Leader

Organizations require both managers and leaders, and which one is best depends on the circumstances and the particular demands of the business. Oftentimes, the best candidate for a position will possess qualities that make them both a manager and a leader. They will be able to plan their resources and create targets while also encouraging

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Developing the Confidence to Be a Great Leader

It takes a combination of self-awareness, effective communication abilities, and the capacity to encourage and inspire people to be a confident leader. Being a great leader requires that you have a clear understanding of your strengths, shortcomings, values, and beliefs. You’ll be able to make wise decisions and interact with people more effectively if you

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How a Leader Can Coach Their Direct Reports

Coaching is a powerful tool for leaders to help their clients reach their full potential. But coaching their direct reports can be trickier than it at first might seem. After all, though leaders work very closely with their team members, it’s not always in a coaching capacity. Hopefully, your direct reports have learned more about

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Can a Leader be a Friend?

Leaders may be tempted to befriend their team members – especially if they have transitioned to being a supervisor and their employees used to be their peers. After all, most people can’t simply turn off a friendship as though it were a light switch. Leader as Friend In short, a leader can be a friend.

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3 Questions Executive Coaches are Asked the Most

As an Executive Coach, I find myself answering several questions from those curious about what I do and how I do it. I thought I’d address three of the most frequently asked questions here. 1. Do Executive Coaches have to have direct experience in certain industries or topics in order to coach someone in those

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Why Executive Coaches Don’t Give Advice

An Executive Coach has a process instead of opinions and an agenda and they are absolutely unbiased and non-judgmental. They are able to offer guidance and resources that help their clients implement solutions so they may move closer to living their best lives. In this way, Executive Coaches are not invested in any outcome or

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The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring

We all have goals we want to achieve, obstacles we want to overcome, and times when we feel stuck. Working with a coach can transform your life and put you on the path to greater personal and professional fulfillment. But what about mentoring? How can being a mentor also advance your personal and professional goals?

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How to Move Forward When You’re Stuck

If you are unsure of how to move forward from a situation when you feel like you’re stuck, it’s important to have an opportunity mindset when recognizing and resolving problems. This way of approaching life can go a long way towards helping you get through any situation – both personally and professionally. Don’t Stay Stuck

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How Health and Wellness Contribute to Good Leadership

The connection between health and wellness and improved leadership is arguably as important as other, more professional attributes. Obviously, accomplished leaders need experience, certifications, and skills, but healthy leaders typically take a more holistic approach to leadership. Approaching leadership with a health conscious attitude benefits everyone in the organization from team members to the stakeholders.

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How Do I Know If I Need an Executive Coach?

How Do I Know If I Need an Executive Coach? Anyone who is interested in growing professionally and personally always has the opportunity to do so. Those who want to advance, however, may need insights into why they haven’t progressed, or they may require help developing a roadmap for improving their skills and interpersonal relationships.

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Transforming Conflict into Collaboration

Conflicts are inevitable in our day-to-day lives. Instead of causing undue stress, however, disagreements can be viewed as opportunities for growth when we work on transforming conflict into collaboration – whether in the workplace or outside of the office. Conflict Although conflict is a normal aspect of life, it can still cause varying degrees of

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The Body Language of Confident Leaders

Body language is an important soft skill that too many in corporate America dismiss or, at the very least, undervalue. Because first impressions occur only once, leaders should be especially aware of how they initially present themselves, but need to also continue to understand the effect their body language has on their employees, as well

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What to Look For When Hiring an Executive Coach

Executive Coaches aid motivated professionals to change their behaviors through a structured approach. They assist leaders in identifying their business’s collective and individual strengths and weaknesses when those leaders struggle with managing themselves and engaging others. As a learning approach, executive coaching promotes self-awareness, facilitates transformational change, and provides critical support. Leaders can then challenge themselves

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Leading by Example

There are many paths to becoming an effective and successful leader. All of them begin with leading by example and modeling the behavior you want to see in your team members. By creating an inclusive, collaborative work environment, leaders build a culture of accountability that inspires the people around them. As long as you are

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The Mindset That Fosters Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

A workplace that fosters creativity and innovation undeniably draws top-tier talent. Workers tend to thrive when they’re in an environment that values their abilities and gives them the space to grow. The difference between creativity and innovation might be subtle to some, but the real issue is having the mindset to foster both in the

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Creating a Safe Space for Employee Communication

Leaders of the healthiest and most engaged workplaces know the importance of offering as supportive an environment as possible. Creating a safe space for employee communication is vital to the success of the organization. However, “safe” doesn’t look the same to everyone. For some people, it’s a lack of discrimination, while for others, it’s being

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Communication Techniques for Female Leaders

Effective communication as a female leader in the workplace is an essential skill. Female leaders have to be prepared to overcome any inherent gender biases that may exist. Unfortunately, it is still common in many organizations to not prioritize nurturing women leaders or to fail to amplify women’s special perspectives in ways that disrupt or

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Top 3 Strengths of Effective Leaders

Effective leaders who know how to nurture and develop the strengths and talents of their people are more likely to build cohesive teams committed to achieving common goals. Discover how to reinforce your impact as a leader by building the following top three strengths. Lead By Example Demonstrate the behavior that you want people to

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The Mindset of Leaders Who Develop Successful Teams

If you want to build a successful team, you have to craft a team in which each person works from their strengths. Team building requires leaders to possess a strong understanding of people and their strengths, as well as what motivates them and gets them excited to work with others. Let’s take a look at

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Managing Fear of Change in the Workplace

There have been innumerable changes in the workplace in the last couple of years. Many of those changes were foisted upon employees who had given no more thought to working from home than they did working forty-five stories up atop a construction crane being buffeted by high winds. Fearing change is nothing new. But effectively

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Ego and Confidence in the Workplace

There are important differences between ego and confidence, especially if you are a leader. One of the most notable differences is that confident people want to be successful while those with big egos are more concerned with looking successful. Let’s take a look at ego and confidence in the workplace and how, as leaders, one

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