Category: Management & Leadership

5 Ways Women Impact the Workplace

The first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”  Women like Shirley have been breaking the glass ceiling and changing the face of workplaces across the country for decades. The U.S. Department of Labor reports there are…
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What to Do If You Witness Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment is a problem that affects the entirety of the workplace, and the ripples of harassment go beyond the victim; it changes the harmony of a workplace and the feeling of safety and security around the office. Even if you’re not the victim, you can be impacted — but the good news is, as a…
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5 Ways Leaders Can Motivate Employees (and Themselves) During Difficult Times

The recession in the late 2000s and early 2010s brought out the worst and best in others. Numerous industries were affected and thousands of businesses across the world were forced to shut down. Due to the economic downturn, the suicide rate dramatically increased signifying the fact that a lot of workers and entrepreneurs did not…
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6 Things Every Good Leader Should Consider

Being a leader is close to being a parent. However, we all know that both represent a double-edged sword. Even if you think you are doing something right, you are actually doing it all wrong. So, what things should a good leader consider if she wants to be as close to excellent as one can…
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Make Deposits To Build Trust

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ In my post about building relationships to build trust, I stated that you have to make deposits with people in order to build trust, and like. In most cases, people take a while to get to know each other. In a professional environment, you are putting people together who otherwise might…
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6 Most Annoying Myths about Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Women in business still face prejudices and clichés that their male counterparts don’t have to deal with. The good news is that many of these myths are already dying. Changing attitudes and new opportunities are giving female entrepreneurs and business leaders a chance to shine. As much as times have changes, there are some persistent…
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Leadership Is About Making Hard Decisions

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Leadership is all about fun and games. Until it’s not. Being a leader, and being in a leadership position is about making hard decisions.  It means that even when the going gets tough – and sometimes it really does get tough, you’re willing to step in and do what needs to…
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Keeping Your Employees Safe: 4 Tips for Making that Possible

~by Kara Masterson~ .An employer has a lot of responsibilities. This includes responsibilities to investors to produce a strong return. It includes responsibilities to customers to deliver quality product. However, perhaps even more important than these is providing a safe work environment for employees. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. According to the Bureau of…
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Make Sure Your Business Has Top Notch Equipment

~by Kara Masterson~ .Regardless of the industry you work in, your business makes use of a wide range of equipment regularly in its operations. Equipment can be used to produce the products you sell, to boost productivity and efficiency, to keep workers safe from harm, and for a wide range of other purposes. Because of…
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6 Ways Your Business Can Save Money

~by Kara Masterson~ .In the corporate world, the major emphasis is usually on building sales, increasing profits and maximizing earnings per share. However, while generating revenue, many business owners overlook the other side of the ledger, which is minimizing expenditures to boost earnings. Luckily there are tons of things you can do within your business…
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