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by Brenda C. Smith
Have you been asked to repeat yourself, to speak up, or to be talked over at meetings? The sound of your voice can be enhanced so your listeners are not only …

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That’s Awkward

by Mark K Johnson
A friend of mine shared a conflict she was having with a co-worker recently and she asked for my advice. It was a pretty cut and dry situation, it appeared that the …

The Leader Next Door Needs Written Goals
The Leader Next Door Needs Written Goals

by Rick Hubbard
You’re the leader next door and have heard over and over that you need to set goals and write them down. You sit down in front of the computer to make a list …

Stress in the Workplace – A Management Responsibility
Stress in the Workplace – A Management Responsibility

by Leslie Hardy
Stress is considered to be the main cause of many medical conditions, including heart problems. At the same time, the nature of stress is multifaceted and difficult to define, and the reasons …

Improve Your Relationship Management Skills With These 5 Tips
Improve Your Relationship Management Skills With These 5 Tips

by Maurine Patten
Relationship management becomes more important as you assume more professional responsibility. You need skills to build bonds, inspire, influence and develop others. At the same time, you need to be open to change, …

Basic Management Skills of Good Leaders
Basic Management Skills of Good Leaders

by Ann Halloran
What are the basic management skills of a good manager or leader? Management and leadership go hand in hand you really cannot have one without the other, but what are the basic skills …

Is it Possible to Learn to Lead, or is it Within You?
Is it Possible to Learn to Lead, or is it Within You?

by Elle Wood
Management leadership training isn’t just about hitting the books, it is about your leadership instincts and there are qualities you should have; one of these good leadership instinct. If you are able to …

Communicate More in Times of Stress
Communicate More in Times of Stress

by Sylvia Henderson
Deadlines. Commitments. Obligations. Time constraints. Terrorists. Business and personal goals. Wait a minute! Did I say terrorists?
What were your sources of stress on September 10, 2001? How well did you communicate with your …

The Key Causes of Failure in Leadership
The Key Causes of Failure in Leadership

by Di Ellis
In my last article I reviewed Napoleon Hill’s list of the 11 attributes that he believed most contributed to the success or failure of a leader, gleaned during his 20 years of interviewing …

Managing Change Within Your Team: Use The J Curve As A Tool For Success
Managing Change Within Your Team: Use The J Curve As A Tool For Success

by Jerry W. Williamson
Whenever a company is facing change, good communication skills are the skills necessary for effective management. They’re vital for any leader managing change with her team. Facilitative leadership skills, effective management skills, …

Five Tips for Employee Motivation
Five Tips for Employee Motivation

by Alvin S. Albert
What are the skills needed to be a good manager? Well, knowing ways to motivate people as well as knowing the words that motivate people are a couple biggies. Here are five …

Dealing with Conflict: How Struggles Can Make You — and Your Relationships — Stronger
Dealing with Conflict: How Struggles Can Make You — and Your Relationships — Stronger

by Richard Magid
We have a number of articles on conflict resolution aimed at improving management skills. The following one effectively defines conflict, gives causes of conflict, conflict escalators, and conflict resolution styles.
Conflict is inevitable. It …

The Art Of Negotiating: In Today’s World, The Skilled Negotiator Has The Advantage
The Art Of Negotiating: In Today’s World, The Skilled Negotiator Has The Advantage

by Liz Tahir
When we realize that virtually every aspect of our business and personal life requires negotiation, the benefit of being a better, more efficient negotiator is clear. Negotiating skills are not usually part of …

How To Go From a “Good” to “Great” Leader
How To Go From a “Good” to “Great” Leader

by Cookie Tuminello

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” ~ Author Unknown

Being a terrific leader takes commitment, confidence, and clarity. It …

To Be a Top Negotiator – Just Behave Like One, Part One
To Be a Top Negotiator – Just Behave Like One, Part One

by Robert Etherington
This is a valuable article that discusses some of the best techniques you can use during a negotiation. Communication has to be clear – and by communication, that doesn’t mean that you’re talking! …

Leadership Coaches – Sorting Out the Noise From Your Team
Leadership Coaches – Sorting Out the Noise From Your Team

by Jodi Wiff and Mike Krutza
Effective team communication involves uncovering and discussing issues that have a detrimental effect on team work. Building a solid team foundation relies on effective workplace communication that allows everyone to …