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.

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.

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.

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...

3 Reasons Why You Should Support Your Employees’ Hobbies

Some leaders prefer to take a hands-off approach when it comes to their employees' personal lives, but, in fact, getting to know your employees outside of work and taking an active role in supporting their hobbies can benefit your company in several unexpected ways.

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...

Tried and True Techniques of Public Speaking

Almost every day you will see someone giving a speech on TV, or you may even attend a conference and witness some of these...

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...

Emotional Intelligence: A Key Factor for Every Great Leader

For decades, if not since forever, people have been led to believe it's a person's IQ that is important for leadership. Yet psychology has...

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...

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