Tagged Leadership & Management

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Showing emotion in the workplace can be a great challenge for senior-level managers

Why is empathy at work so difficult?

Most senior managers and professionals become experts in their fields after many years of experience. Leadership is also often learned on the job. More recently, empathy at work seems to have picked up steam as one of the key skills a leader must possess. However, it is not the easiest skill to nail down, especially…

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Unlock your team’s potential

How to Turn Yea-Sayers into True Thinkers

Do you find that no matter what you say your team is always nodding? If so, you could be surrounded by typical yea-sayers. But unproductive servitude and the fear of rejection can greatly impact how well a job is done and a company’s success. Social worker Martin Bergmann explains how to create an appreciative work…

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Working remotely is a fast-growing trend in the modern workforce

What Are the Challenges of Working in Virtual Teams?

A virtual team can be defined as “a group of individuals who work across time, space, and organizational boundaries, and interact primarily through electronic communications.” According to a study conducted by RW3 CultureWizard*, 87% of employees working within multinational companies conduct at least part of their work virtually. The study also found that only 16% had the…

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Leverage yourself and multiply the value you bring to your company

The Why and How of Effective Delegation

Have you received feedback (formally or informally) on that delegation would make you more efficient and successful at your work? Are you drowning under work pressure because ultimately you need to take all the decisions and check every minuet detail that is under your authority? I would say about time to think about delegating. How do you create effective delegation in management positions? Read further…

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Use the power of voice

Sound Is the Key to Success!

In order to succeed in your job, you must make sure your voice is heard. A successful manager leads with their voice – the sound they create determines how their message is received. Radio presenter and voice coach Paul Johannes Baumgartner explains how to use the power of voice to create authority, competence and inspire…

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How can companies work to decrease the gender gap

Why Aren’t More Women in Power Positions?

Why aren’t there more women in power positions? A question, which has sparked several debates over the years across continents. There are several statistics that support this question. Women account for 46% of people in employment across the EU and on average they have a higher level of education than their male colleagues: 34% of working women have some form of tertiary level education compared to 28% of men. Yet at the top levels of businesswomen remain under-represented. Women are outnumbered by men in leadership positions in the corporate sector.

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Creating a more diverse and gender-balanced workforce

How Can We Improve the Statistics around Gender Ratios in the Workplace?

An old Tibetian proverb says: “A hundred male and a hundred female qualities make a perfect human being.” We are going to stand up for this being true in work settings as well, when we’re trying to create perfect ‘work environments’. We have talked about gender difference at the workplace before: from the perspectives of salaries as well as the ‘roles’ that women are ‘expected’ to fulfill. Today, we will take a look at some statistics around gender ratios at workplaces

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Combine various talents and capabilities to create an inclusive work environment

To Know Your Customer, Know Yourself – How Diverse Management Can Save Your Brand

Organizations cannot succeed with one uniform “employee type” – now is the time to round out your staff with team members from all over the world, with different beliefs and experiences. Some of the world’s most successful companies are making headlines with their newest executive hires. Don’t wait for your competitors to pass you by – find out how diverse management can save your brand.

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Professional development

Management Skills 101: How setting expectations is critical to leadership

How is setting expectations a critical leadership skill? Research states one of the top reasons for unhappiness in the workplace is communication issues with one’s manager/supervisor. One of the key shortcomings for this case lies with the managers. Very often managers make incorrect assumptions that employees have all of the information needed about what needs to be…

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