How to Use Strategic Differentiation to Your Advantage

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In any business, you want to keep your competitive edge. Most companies use the concept of operational effectiveness, the idea of performing tasks better than their competition. However, Michael Porter, management expert at the Harvard Business School, makes the case for strategic differentiation, doing the same thing as your rival but in a different way… Read more »

Are You Being Overworked in Your Managerial Role?

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As a manager, of course you have work you must do, and some of that will include a fair amount of stress. But what happens when you start having to deal with a less-than-fair amount? If a boss begins to put too many demands on your plate, you have the choice to take some of… Read more »

How to Develop an Effective Social Media Policy for Employees

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Social media has become an everyday part of our lives; we find ourselves constantly checking on the latest update, answering the pings that make our phones buzz and our hearts race just a little bit faster: What happened? Who posted? Unfortunately, those distractions filter too often into the workplace, taking people away from work and… Read more »

6 Ways to Encourage Your Top Talent to Apply for Leadership Roles

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If you want to create a solid team of your best workers, it helps to get your best into leadership roles. However, some may need encouragement to take that next step – they may not think they have the aptitude to do the job or may not even consider the possibility. So, if you can… Read more »

4 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Their Employees Every Day

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If you want to prove yourself a great leader, you need inspired “followers.” As someone in a position of leadership in your company, you want to present yourself to your employees as someone they want to work for and put forth their best efforts. Great leaders know how to accomplish this and gain both the… Read more »

What’s the Right Way to Answer “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years”?

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When in an interview, you want to prepare by going over the usual questions about experience, how you handled a difficult work situation, etc. But one that sometimes gives pause is, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” You want to give a good answer that comes out as truthful but not too truthful… Read more »

What to Do When You’re Suddenly the Boss of Your Friends

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It’s great when you move up in your job: You’ve moved up a rung on your personal career ladder, you’ve got a little more responsibility, a salary increase, and obviously the higher-ups feel you can do it. But what happens when that means you rank higher than your work colleagues? How do you manage relationships… Read more »

How to Recover from a Big Mistake at Work

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Part of your job involves doing it, well, correctly. So what happens when you make an enormous mistake, one that makes you simultaneously want to scream in frustration and hide so nobody will ever find you? Rest assured that you will likely make a big mistake at least once in your work career. Now that… Read more »

How Strategic Planning Benefits Leaders at Every Level

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Want a successful 2017? Then you need to make sure you have a successful strategic plan set up for that success. Of course, you likely have objectives and goals you want to meet and ideas of how to get it all done, but specific strategy (after all, the word strategy did come from the military… Read more »

Improve Your Management Skills in 2017

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As a manager, if you had to evaluate yourself, what could you improve or change? Where could you act more effectively with regard to your employees and your company overall? It helps if you examine your own skills every once in awhile; even the best managers want to see how they can do better. So now… Read more »