Leading

Small Business Tips and Ideas for Leadership and Working with People

When it comes to running a small business, leadership is of the utmost importance. Employees look to you for guidance and to set the tone for your company. Learn more about what it means to be an effective leader with the articles in this section, which cover topics such as employee management, hiring and firing, and team building.

The Future of Work Is Jazz: Mastering the Art of Improvising for Success

My relationship to jazz permeates deeply in my life. It was part of the soundscape of my childhood because my dad was a passionate jazz devotee. He learned how to play the acoustic upright bass while serving in the US Air Force in the early 1960s, straight out of high school. I didn’t get jazz immediately. At first, it was just a way for me to cozy up to my dad and spend time … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Develop a Continuous Learning Culture in the Workplace

If you're reading this article, you probably already know that company culture plays a tremendous role in employee productivity and job satisfaction. This means that learning as a feature of company culture can be a significant contributor to creating a pleasant workplace. The thing is, there are two main things the current workforce is looking for: flexibility and growth … [Read more...]

Staying Motivated in Tough Times

In times like the ones we are facing today, with devastating news and uncertainty surrounding us on all sides, the morale of individuals can be extremely low, and people can use a little extra uplifting to get motivated to work. Along with the impact it is having on employees, organizations are also feeling Coronavirus’ impacts. Having to downsize is no easy task, however, a … [Read more...]

New Technology Designed to Make Life Easier

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that times are changing at a fast pace. New technologies are now available to help businesses to operate more efficiently and make life easier for the general public. Managing Parking There are many cities, towns, and businesses that have street parking and parking garages that require patrons to pay a fee. One way that technology is making … [Read more...]

The Top 3 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask as America Prepares to Reopen

If you turn on the evening news or read the front page of any national newspaper, you’ll see countless headlines about the reopening of American business. The federal government has issued its guidelines, causing governors to consider this advice, along with recommendations from public health experts, business leaders, and other key stakeholders, to determine the parameters … [Read more...]

Top Workplace Trends You Should Embrace in 2020

As the business landscape has evolved, new technologies and economic changes have shaped the way people do business and has inevitably affected the workplace. Only ten years ago, the technology and benefits that modern innovative workspaces offer today seemed impossible, and working from home was reserved only for freelancers and contractors. Employers who want to keep pace … [Read more...]

For Every Boss: Workplace Dynamics That Improve Employee Morale

Because of employees’ immense impact on everything from profitability and productivity to the quality of personal interactions within a business, leaders must understand that the physical and mental well-being of workers is an integral component to success. Much discussion revolves around the concept of employee morale, but few companies consider in the abstract – let alone the … [Read more...]

4 Remote Team Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Managing a team of remote workers is harder than it looks, causing plenty of mistakes to be made along the way that hinder productivity and sometimes end in hurt feelings. To help prevent these issues it’s sensible to study their causes so that you can avoid them. In this article, we are going to do exactly that. Using Inadequate Communication Methods When a manager is used … [Read more...]

5 Elements to Include in Your Leadership Development Program

Investing in leadership development programs can reap enormous rewards as leaders contribute to the growth of their organizations, mentor the younger generations of the workforce, and drive innovation. To develop a strong leadership team, you need to create an internal leadership training program, with a foundation of sound business practices and principles. According to the … [Read more...]