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Introverted leaders are hidden talent who can move your company forward

Part of being a great leader is promoting talented people, and you might be missing out on introverts and other hidden talent. Here's what to look for.

Keeping remote workers and company assets secure
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It is incumbent upon businesses to regularly review and update their policies, procedures and protocols for minimizing offsite risks. To keep employees and company assets safe, take these considerations into account in your planning.

How to launch your startup in 2021

If you've been thinking about starting a business, there's no better time than now. Here are some mindsets you'll want to have on your entrepreneurial journey.

Leaders must practice empathy

Empathy is necessary for leaders today, but unpacking what "empathy" means requires care and attention. Two doctors offer advice on how to think about and apply empathy.

How strong are your coaching skills?

The most recent SmartBrief on Leadership poll question: How strong are your coaching skills?

How leaders can respond to "new year, not-so-new challenges" syndrome

The new year's energy fades quickly. How can leaders help their teams and employees move forward throughout all of the coming year?

Talking vaccines: The new communications hurdle for employers

Vaccines are here, but employees are concerned and, in some cases, resistant. What can employers do to encourage vaccinations and be clear about workplace policies?

Huddle up each morning

Here are 6 reasons why a daily huddle might be just the thing your team needs to start each day focused and energized.

What 2021 requires from leaders

How can executives deliver strong leadership in 2021? Watch this video to find out 3 tips for the new year.

Every day counts with your strategy

Annual planning is just one part of strategy. Leaders must understand how to deconstruct annual strategy into months while valuing each day's opportunity.

Take your leadership to the next level: Lead well in all directions

People advance into upper leadership by becoming good at leading peers, bosses and across functions. Too much leadership training, however, is only about leading direct reports.

"We" are the problem

Too many workplace discussions complain that "we" aren't doing enough. What are YOU doing to turn complaining into action?

Resolve to stop doing these things as a leader

Leaders are defined by what they do, but also what they choose to stop doing or avoid doing. Here are some bad management practices to stop in 2021.

How to get uncomfortable and elevate your leadership in 2021

Conflict avoidance is a bad idea when you're the boss. Here are some ways to overcome reluctance and be the leader your people need.

Who do you most admire?

When asked who they most admire, we tend to default to presidents, first ladies and celebrities. Why not look closer, at the people in our daily lives?

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