Conflict is Unavoidable

Most conflict occurs because of a lack of clarity in communication, so I feel it is important to address here. Expect conflict. Learn to deal with it. Anytime there's more than one person, you're bound to find conflict. It's only natural. We all have separate backgrounds, different tendencies, and unique perspectives. It's no surprise we disagree from time to time.

5 Essential Characteristics That Differentiate Leaders from Managers

Often people use the terms leaders and managers interchangeably. But nothing could be further from the truth! There are numerous characteristics that differentiate leaders from managers. While some of the differences are subtle, others are distinct and easily recognized.

Building a Team through Shared Goals

For any business to succeed, you have to build a team that works together. That team includes you as the business owner, any employees you have, your vendors, your partners—everyone who is part of running your business. When it comes to building that team, although talent is important, a cohesive group that sticks together is the number one priority.

3 Ways to Become Better at Managing People

Managing people is no easy task. But no matter what business you’re in, you’re going to be working with people, and effectively managing them...

The Anatomy of a Great Business Team

In business, the dynamics of a team can make or break a project; this is even more prominent in small businesses where the role...

Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Business?

A group with different creative styles is beneficial when managed properly, since diversity in all forms brings about new ideas and innovations...

Motivate Your Staff with These 4 Easy Incentive Programs

You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: your small business is only as good as your employees. Without them, it doesn’t matter...

How to Make Your Sales Team More Productive, Part 1

Increasing competition in the retail market, both offline and online, makes it necessary for small business enterprises to enhance both the productivity and efficiency...

6 Simple Ways to Keep Morale Up in the Workplace

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), happy employees are more likely to have better health, relationships and even money management skills. Keeping morale...

Where Do Leaders Come From?

If you want to grow your business, you must grow your people. In the small and mid-sized companies that I work with, there is—not always, but more times than not—a sizable gap between the CEO and his or her direct reports. It's not a skill gap. It's a leadership gap.

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