Common Management Styles

When considering career success, tangible qualities often come to mind, such as the type of work and salary. But one critical factor to your success is leadership style, both in how you manage people and how you like to be managed. Effective managers can improve productivity and employee morale and reduce turnover.

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Emotional Intelligence in Business

Throughout history, scientists have tried to measure intelligence in many different ways and formats. These measures of intelligence have been used to rank people in ability, talent and other characteristics. For a business seeking new employees, finding highly intelligent candidates is key. But how much does intelligence truly relate to workplace success? Does emotional intelligence factor in, and if so, how?

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Did you know? Happy employees are 12% more productive

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Companies and HR professionals have debunked the general perception that higher salaries equate to increased productivity of employees. They have also accepted that happy workers yield better output. But a study by economics professors from the University of Warwick gives scientific support to these assumptions.

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What is Different about Managing Millennial Employees

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Millennials passed Generation X in the first quarter of 2015 to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis. They represent 34% of the total workforce in the U.S. Millennials are defined as those individuals who were born between 1981 and 1997, which makes them between 19 and 34 years of age – a prime employment age. There are approximately 53.5 million millennials in the U.S.

The size of the millennial workforce itself is a force to be reckoned with, but in addition to size, their style of working also poses challenges for the business leaders who are no familiar with this generation. This generation is not like their parents. They value different things in life. They have their own ideas about how business should be conducted and they have their unique working style. All these factors combine to make it seem like today’s business leader will never be able to manage them well.

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7 Practical Tips to Establish Strong Relationship with Your Employees

Employee Engagement
They say it’s the people that make a company. If you are reading this article right now, it’s because you realise the importance of your staff and creating the best environment possible to produce quality work.

When you think about it, your employees are on the front line. They are the ones driving in new clients, interacting with customers or clients and more. It makes complete sense to want to do everything you can to make sure they are happy and engaged workers.

There are some tricks for optimal employee engagement, however. This article will discuss some of the ways you can build a good rapport with your staff and ensure they are motivated to keep on performing at their best. Building trust is essential and is the foundation of a great working relationship.

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Is It Worth to Attend Work Conferences and Summits for Business Leaders?

If you are a proud owner of a small business, or a leading representative of a large and well established corporation, you know that leadership begins with a positive attitude. If you can communicate full confidence in your own judgment and abilities, you can transmit this positive outlook to your employees and clients. However, if you have recently been feeling the strain of overload or burnout, you may not be communicating this positive outlook to your employees. If you are operating at less than optimal efficiency, it may be time to get professional help in order to restore your efficiency.

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5 Important Areas to Outsource When Starting a Business

When you decide the time is right to start your own business, there are many factors and areas you need to consider. Will you run your company from your own home? Will you take on staff at first? How will you fund the business to begin with?

You could spend a considerable amount of time working everything out before your business takes off. And rightly so. If you do not think things through thoroughly, you could run into major problems once you have already started operating. So it is better to iron out any potential problems before you get started with your company.

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Why Communication is the Most Important Skills for Business Leaders

What did Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill and Gandhi have in common? They were all excellent communicators. Their speech could galvanize the entire nation and spur everyone to follow their footsteps. Think about what they have accomplished by defining a clear vision and communicating that effectively and in simple terms so that even tan illiterate person could understand what he was being asked to do, and would do it without asking any question.

Such is the power of effective communication. While good communication is no doubt important in politics, its importance is no less in the business world. When you think about it a business leader is tasked with the same mission as a political leader – to galvanize the entire organization to rally behind him and give everything to the business he works for so that the business would prosper.

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How to Organize Team Building Events to Create Lasting Bonds

Team Building

Post by Dan Colgan, Founder Rock Paper Team LLC

Corporate team building is a great way for companies of any size to discover new ways of working that can transform their business environment. Team building activities build skills and strengthen teams, while promoting synergy and bonding between employees and team members.

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Why You Should Invest in the Best Advice

When you are in business, you are always looking to get mostvalue for money. Making sure you get the best deal possible on the services you buy is important. Doing so helps to ensure that you have a healthy profit margin. It is part of what enables you to offer your product at a competitive price and beat your competitors.

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