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Time Management Techniques

Posted by Imee Leverette on Aug 12, 2022 8:00:00 AM

We live in a time that everything is rushed, from the time we wake up, and head to work, to preparing a meal with our families. With the fast pace of life, it seems there is not enough time in the day to plan anything extra for a vacation or self-care. Many of us have instead mastered the art of multitasking.  This seems like a fantastic skill if you can truly concentrate on both tasks simultaneously. Usually, it means spreading our focus too thin into two tasks, neither of which receiving our full attention. We can be more productive AND create more time for ourselves and our personal lives by implementing effective time management techniques.

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Topics: Business Solutions, Job Trends, Development, Management, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Professional Development

Emotional Intelligence At Work

Posted by Terry Mott on Aug 10, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Emotional intelligence is a buzzword we hear thrown around the corporate world and on LinkedIn a lot these days but what is emotional intelligence and how do we use it effectively at work? Emotional intelligence impacts our ability to communicate, resolve conflicts and work with others to reach goals. If your team is struggling to have productive conversations and accomplish projects, you may want to evaluate your team's emotional intelligence and implement some strategies to help them become more emotionally intelligent individuals.

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Topics: Business Solutions, Job Trends, Development, Management, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Professional Development

How To Be A Good Manager

Posted by Terry Mott on Aug 8, 2022 8:00:00 AM

If you’ve been in a manager position at all in the last few years, you probably know the pain that comes with saying goodbye to a valuable team member who holds a lot of institutional knowledge and going through the lengthy hiring process of reviewing applications, giving multiple rounds of interviews, and finally getting your new hire up to speed on their role and your company. The Great Resignation reminded us all of the importance of retaining great employees. Not only does employee retention prevent the disruption of projects and goals, it also saves companies time and thousands of dollars. Besides toxic company culture and low salary, many employees cite poor management as one of the main reasons they’ll leave a job. Read these tips on how to be a good manager and foster a work environment employees want to stick around for.

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Topics: Business Solutions, Job Trends, Development, Management, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Professional Development

How To Manage Conflict

Posted by Terry Mott on Aug 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Conflict, while unpleasant, is something we will all face multiple times over the course of our careers. Though conflict is inherently negative, when managed effectively it can actually yield productive conversations and personal growth. Because conflict at work is inevitable, it is best to know how to manage conflict by having some strategies at your disposal so that you can resolve conflict quickly and get back to focusing on your goals. Your ability to manage conflict will provide a lot of value to your team as so many employees lack this skill and often don’t know how to express themselves professionally and respectfully when they are experiencing a high degree of emotion. Knowing how to manage conflict is a great way to practice emotional intelligence at work. Whether you’re a manager or a team member, having the right conflict management techniques at your disposal will give you simple, actionable steps to take so you can resolve these unpleasant, unavoidable situations.

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Topics: Business Solutions, Development, Management, Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Professional Development

The 5 Top Leadership KPIs You're Not Measuring

Posted by Morgan Landry on Sep 12, 2019 7:58:00 AM

I recently had the honor of learning about the top leadership KPIs from a session by Verne Harnish, Gazelles. Over the last four years I've also seen the impact of his principles here at The Center for Leadership and Development. and in surrounding businesses, through both personal and professional relationships. Recently, I heard Verne deliver a Leadership keynote at Microsoft Inspire, a worldwide celebration of new technology, ideas and leadership. 

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Topics: Management, Leadership

Why Successful Business Plans Require Business Acumen

Posted by Terry Mott on Feb 20, 2019 11:03:42 AM

Whether you are a business owner or manager drafting a business plan, you must possess strong business acumen. It’s the ability to be keen and quick in understanding and dealing with business situations that will lead to a good outcome. Some may call it business savviness or business sense. But before you execute on any business plan, be sure your leaders possess the elements of business acumen.

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Topics: Management

Essential Management Skills to Become a Manager

Posted by Terry Mott on Jan 30, 2019 2:32:56 PM

To become a manager you must be aware of the constantly shifting nature of your role, adapting to meet the demands of the organization and your staff needs. Good leaders are always thinking ahead, staying flexible enough to take on difficult problems as they arise. By keeping an eye on the big picture as they develop both technical and soft skills over time, these professionals can help their companies thrive and grow.

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Topics: Management

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