How to Create a High-Energy Workforce

workforceAs a business owner and leader, you know the importance of building the right team for long-term growth and success.

You’ve brought the right people in and you’re positioned to do great things.

In a recent post, contributor and author of Leading Through Uncertainty Peter Economy, shares his tips and strategies for tapping into an active and engaged workforce.

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Three Ways Great Leaders Handle Adversity

adversityWhen things are at their worst and it seems there isn’t a clear end in sight, the way you handle that challenge can reflect the strength of your leadership — or show its weaknesses.

In a recent Forbes post, serial entrepreneur and contributor Mike Maddock shares three techniques used by his own mentors when they are faced with a problem or circumstance that seems impossible to resolve. 

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Five Simple Steps to Boost Your Confidence as a Leader

confidenceAs a business leader, having the confidence to make difficult decisions and have conflict-riddled conversations is a necessary component of sustained success.

Thomas Edward, the founder of executive coaching firm Confidence Unchained and an Entrepreneur contributor, outlines five steps for establishing and increasing your confidence:

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Four Traits of Great Leaders

Great leadersWhat are the traits that all great leaders possess?

Robert Mann has spent the past 43 years developing leadership evaluation tools to help any leader identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Mann, the author of The Measure of a Leader, shares his thoughts on leadership traits in a recent interview with Inc. magazine contributor Minda Zeltin.

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Hiring Based on Experience Could Damage Your Business

hiringFor years, businesses have always been advised to hire based on proven track records of success. New research suggests that this approach can be potentially damaging to the success of your business.

In a recent post on Open Forum, business and workplace author Alexandra Levit examined research from Monika Hamori of the IE Business School in Spain, and Burack Koyuncu of the NEOMA Business School in France (as recently reported in Forbes).

She notes job-specific experiences may actually slow down learning because “some knowledge and techniques need to be unlearned before learning in the new context can take place.”

Companies seeking top performers shouldn’t necessarily look for those with extensive job experience in the same role they are trying to fill. Instead, try these four alternatives when hiring a top candidate.

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