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Communication, Department management

Want to Build an Effective Organization? Make It Safe to Communicate

February 26, 2024

Via: Inc.

Fostering a work environment where everyone feels safe and empowered to speak up and collaborate is crucial for tackling the most difficult challenges and achieving success. The thing is, many organizations–and the people who lead them–ignore or even punish workers […]


Administration, General organization management

My Employee Isn’t Doing Her Job … And It Might Be Because Of Her Personal Life

April 10, 2023

Via: Inc.

I manage a very seasonal business, one where I can only retain one person in the off-season, as we can’t afford (nor have the work for) anyone else during that time. In my six years here, we’ve built up a […]


Administration, General organization management

Should Companies Offer Bonuses Instead of Raises?

March 6, 2023

Via: Inc.

A reader asks: My workplace wants to start giving out annual profit share bonuses in lieu of salary raises. Basically, the base bonus (which is based on how well the company does that year) would be multiplied by the number […]


Communication, Department management

How to Rethink Your Annual Planning and Business Strategy

January 5, 2023

Via: Inc.

Kent Lewis, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Portland, Oregon, is the founder and CEO of digital marketing agency Anvil Media, which recently merged with Deksia. We asked Kent where he found motivation for rethinking his business strategy for the […]


Communication, Department management

4 Things People With Great Communication Skills Will Do In a Conflict

November 18, 2022

Via: Inc.

Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace. Words are misinterpreted, feelings get hurt, people choose sides, the gossip machine starts to churn, and trust is lost. Poor communication can cost businesses countless hours of lost productivity to […]


Administration, General organization management

Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Persuade and Influence. Here’s How They Do It

October 31, 2022

Via: Inc.

Whether you’re trying to sell a product, an idea, or even yourself, you’re in the influence business. In the most basic sense, you’re trying to get your way. The problem with much of the advice on how to persuade and […]


Communication, Department management

10 Strategies to Improve Your Team

August 17, 2022

Via: Inc.

The largest and most successful businesses of the past have traditionally been driven by autocratic and powerful leaders who managed a highly structured organization of subordinates. I see that model changing today to one of team collaboration and decision making, […]


Communication, Department management

To Improve Your Performance as a Leader, Seek Feedback

July 15, 2022

Via: Inc.

As a leader, creating an environment where open communication and feedback are welcomed and encouraged is important. You not only need to give continuous feedback to your team, but you must seek it out as well. Asking for your team’s […]


General organization management, Strategic planning

Reputation Matters: Build Your Brand, Don’t Break It

June 3, 2022

Via: Inc.

There are a lot of brands out there but it can be difficult to distinguish between the basic vs. brilliant brands. There are two things that help a company stand out — the product and the reputation. A lot of […]


Communication, Department management

How Can You Tell Someone Has Exceptional Leadership Skills? It Boils Down to One Word

May 16, 2022

Via: Inc.

The ability to effectively lead others is a key to success in growing a business. But in the transactional business world gone virtual, we spend the majority of our time treating one another as strangers. Taking into account all the […]


Communication, Department management

1 Smart Way Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Handle Toxic People

February 23, 2022

Via: Inc.

Ever been involved in a work situation where conflict escalated out of control? Probably. How did the people involved in this scenario diffuse the drama? Were they calm, clear-headed, optimistic, and mutually respectful? Those are good examples of people who […]


Communication, Department management

How to Overcome the Top Cause of Poor Communication In the Workplace

January 27, 2022

Via: Inc.

Ineffective communication costs individuals time and organizations money. Misunderstandings, ambiguous instructions, unclear calls to action and confusion start as small stressors that can snowball into outcomes that impact organizational bottom lines. A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit on Communication […]


Self-management, Task management

3 Common Personality Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

January 21, 2022

Via: Inc.

Being an entrepreneur is easy, but being a successful entrepreneur is a tough job. It takes a lot of hard work, perseverance and motivation to get to the point where you can achieve the success you want. There are various […]


Communication, Department management

How to Fix Fragmented Remote Work Communication

December 27, 2021

Via: Inc.

Communication is one of the most common challenges faced by teams that are new to remote work. Team members who were used to walking over to a colleague’s desk for clarification find themselves lost in a sea of crisscrossed emails, […]


Administration, General organization management

3 Red Flags Your Company’s Back to Office Plan Is Going to Lose You Good Employees 

November 10, 2021

Via: Inc.

Over the course of the pandemic only one thing has been certain: nothing is certain. Thanks to cresting waves of infection, shifting vaccine timetables, and unprecedented supply chain snarls, most offices have written, torn up, and rewritten their back-to-office plans […]


Communication, Department management

How Can You Be Sure Someone Has What It Takes to Lead Others? Look for 6 Rare Behaviors

July 28, 2021

Via: Inc.

Leadership is certainly not for everyone. For those in the esteemed role of a “leader,” a serious question needs to be asked: Are you fit to inspire human beings to be great and do great things for your organization? Whether […]


Administration, General organization management

Want to Promote Allyship in Your Company? Crowdsource It

May 26, 2021

Via: Inc.

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month arrived this year amidst great heartache from AAPI violence and the great achievement of Chloe Zhao’s breakthrough Oscar win. The events invite a different response, one that acknowledges history, achievements and heartaches. We […]


Administration, General organization management

This Is the Clear Sign to Recognize Someone With the Gift of Leadership

April 27, 2021

Via: Inc.

Chief executives and heads of HR have been wrestling for years with the question, “How can I create a great workplace?” To answer that question, follow the evidence. The research asserts that leaders in those so-called “best companies” lean heavily […]


Administration, General organization management

The Communication Blindspots That Harm Your High Performers

April 26, 2021

Via: Inc.

Mitch almost lost one of his most high-performing team members, and he would have never known why. As an American executive for a multinational company, Mitch leads a team with members based around the world. That team includes Ayaka, who […]


Administration, General organization management

3 Company Culture Lessons Leaders Shouldn’t Leave Behind in 2020

December 23, 2020

Via: Inc.

As the year winds down, I keep coming back to Sonya Renee Taylor’s quote “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was.” It’s powerful because it encourages us to avoid rushing back to life as it was and […]