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How to Communicate Bad News to Employees

How to Communicate Bad News to Employees

Being a business owner or manager is a tough job. The reality is that not all your moments are going to be filled with celebrations like the addition of new talent or promotion of a team’s success. Sometimes bad things are going to happen, and it will be your job to communicate that bad news to the rest of your staff. Understandably, this can be a rather difficult thing to do as nobody is every truly comfortable delivering bad news. Read on to learn some of the best strategies that you should implement the next time you are tasked with delivering bad news to your employees.

Behaviors of Effective Leaders During Uncertain Times

Behaviors of Effective Leaders During Uncertain Times

Uncertain times call for leaders who are agile and adaptable. When faced with conflict, effective leaders know how to innovate and create new solutions. There are variables that may arise in an organization that causes apprehension and even doubts, however, it’s always the responsibility of an effective leader to diffuse problems and lead their team to success during these uncertain times. The following are a few behaviors effective leaders practice during uncertain times:

Why Make a Company Newsletter

Why Make a Company Newsletter

Employee morale is important as more individuals strive to obtain a healthy work-life balance. There are many ways leaders can boost morale, and a great tactic to employ is an internal newsletter.

Communication Tips for Effective Leaders

Communication Tips for Effective Leaders

As a leader, you have a responsibility to facilitate effective communication so that everyone is informed. Communication is, in fact, one of the core aspects of leadership. In order to lead effectively, leaders must possess strong communication skills or risk losing trust and productivity among their teams. Being effective at communication may not come naturally, however, so here are a few tips for leaders to improve their capabilities.

Tips for Leading a Remote Workforce

Tips for Leading a Remote Workforce

With recent developments in the world, many businesses have adopted a fully remote model in order to adapt to the changing demands and requirements established to keep everyone safe. While this is an extreme situation, remote work has become more popular in recent years for a number of reasons including increased flexibility and a broader range of eligible workers. For leaders who are shifting toward a remote model or who have found themselves in the position without much preparation, there are a few things to keep in mind when leading from a distance.

The Importance of Leading With Compassion

The Importance of Leading With Compassion

The qualities of an effective leader are often debated, and while some skills are relatively universal, some leaders may be better qualified to lead in certain industries or positions than others. In this modern age, there are some leadership styles that have become obsolete due to ineffectiveness, and traits like compassion have risen in popularity due to their positive influence on a workforce as well as long-term effects on business. Compassion, while perhaps not traditionally associated with ideals of leadership, is now a priority for many leaders in order to effectively manage and guide their employees.

Timeless Leadership Skills to Cultivate

Timeless Leadership Skills to Cultivate

Although times change, there are still some leadership skills that stand the test of time and prove to be quite beneficial when cultivated. All great leaders have several traits in common and have specific leadership skills established. The following are some of those timeless leadership skills leaders should always aim to cultivate.

How Leaders Can Grow Their Professional Networks

How Leaders Can Grow Their Professional Networks

Leaders need to work with other people to succeed; this is unavoidable in today’s business world. You can do this by reaching out and growing your professional network so that you can work with people and help each other succeed. Try to use these tips so that you can effectively grow and improve your professional network as a leader.

Essential Leadership Skills for 2020

Essential Leadership Skills for 2020

Good leadership is the cornerstone of any successful endeavor in business, government, or life. Leaders are often put in difficult situations and must have the capacity to lead without compromise. Although many leadership skills remain constant across generations, here are some essential leadership skills for 2020.

The Importance of Prioritizing Leadership Development

The Importance of Prioritizing Leadership Development

Leadership is the backbone of any successful workplace, but it doesn’t develop on its own. Even those with natural leadership qualities need opportunities to build new skills. Leadership skills improve every department of a business, but a 2019 Harvard survey revealed that only half of 734 millennial workers believed their companies’ leadership qualities were aligned with business needs.