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How To Eliminate Hiring Bias And Increase Workplace Diversity

Perhaps the following scenario will be familiar to you.  You understand the benefits of increasing diversity in your small business, so you’ve hired a diversity manager.   She or he has taken several proactive steps to achieve this goal, including things like posting job announcements in publications read by underrepresented groups, educating…
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7 Ways To Be Effective When Leading By Example

According to a 2015 Global Workforce Leadership Survey from Saba, 46% of companies say that leadership is a hard skill to find among employees. That’s in contrast to other information from that group, which indicates that 68% of American workers view themselves as leaders. (more…)
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Coronavirus: How Small Businesses are Effected and What You Can Do

One of the most heartwarming things we have heard in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is efforts of big businesses. The corporate giants of the world are contributing with aid funds, emergency pay, prioritized essentials, and some are even opening their doors as shelters and hospitals. But these efforts are…
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Recognition and Rewards System: Shaping Your Company Culture

A goal-driven, passionate, proactive, and well-skilled employee is a dream come true for any business owner. In today’s highly competitive work environment some companies can boast hiring dozens of such workers. Then why is the overall retention rate so low? (more…)
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Community Involvement Ideas and Why it Matters

    In the world of non-profit organizations, the key words of community support often used are time, treasure and talent. These words refer to the many ways that employees and companies can provide support within the community. Community involvement can be done in so many ways, whether it is family…
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Leadership in the workplace: How are servant leaders different?

  It is somewhat self-descriptive when we talk about servant leaders. The title “Servant” gives some of it away. Servant Leaders ascribe to the idea of being a servant first. There are a few specific things that servant leaders do perhaps a little differently that distinguishes them. (more…)
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Employee Recognition Ideas: The Power of Praise

The Power of Praise   Many business leaders struggle in coming up with employee recognition ideas yet it is essential when managing your staff. When employees feel that they and their work are valued and appreciated, their productivity rises and they are motivated to continue and improve on their outstanding work.…
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How to be a leader at work: Finding the Right Balance

How to be a leader at work can be a difficult task that takes time to develop and improve upon; sometimes through formal education and training activities and sometimes through natural lessons of trial and error. One thing for certain is that one method does not suit all when it comes to…
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Leading From The Back Of The Line

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Why Pride and Business Leadership Don’t Mix

Like a lot of things in life, pride can be a positive or a negative. When you’ve worked hard to accomplish something it can be a great thing. But, if pride gets caught up with ego, it becomes arrogance. And arrogance can be dangerous to your leadership effectiveness. (more…)
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