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3 Dale Carnegie Quotes to Guide You in Your Leadership Efforts

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In a time that has been dubbed as “The Great Resignation,” being mindful of your overall team morale is key. Without a team, a company can not reach or exceed goals. Your people will always be your most valuable assets. Here are three Dale Carnegie quotes to guide you in your leadership efforts in this new year! “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of ...

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Earn the Admiration of Others

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Bohdi Sanders once said, “Your reputation is what others think of you; your character is what you truly are. Reputations can be manipulated; character can only be developed and maintained.” If you have ever held a leadership position, you know that it comes with a lot of feedback—good feedback, negative feedback, private feedback, public feedback, and everything in between! It can be easy ...

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Driving Participation Virtually

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In a society that is heavily reliant on technology, people skills can often suffer. We know how to communicate on social media and via text, but we don’t always know how to communicate face-to-face. When the nation seemed to go fully virtual almost overnight, it left a lot of businesses and organizations confused on how to continue to drive employee participation and rapport like we were used ...

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Video Conferencing 101

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We can all probably agree that we didn’t expect the pandemic to be affecting our professional (and personal) lives as we near the beginning of 2022. While businesses try to establish their new sense of normalcy, they are turning to hybrid work dynamics to serve their teams best. While most people are familiar with leveraging technology for meetings and conferences, here is a quick refresh on ...

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Are You Leading Yourself?

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When we think of leadership, we often think about leading others. But it is important to remember that before you can do that effectively, you have to be able to lead yourself. That will look different for everyone, but the principle remains the same—do you practice what you preach? Do you walk the walk? Here are a few ways you can do a self-leadership audit: Know What You Are Working ...

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Preparing for Summer Workloads

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The summer months are quickly approaching, and that means your team’s calendar may start getting packed with vacations. Now is the time to plan ahead! Make sure you have a game plan for how (and to whom) your workload will shift—and how to prepare without stressing before, during, and even after your vacation occurs. Here are three ways you and your team can properly prepare for the ...

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3 Ways to Value Your Team

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As a team leader, one of the most important responsibilities you have is fostering an inclusive environment where each team member feels seen and heard. As the workforce continues to evolve with where and when employees are working, employees are also shifting towards a different set of wants and needs when it comes to vetting out a potential employer. According to company culture statistics, 79% ...

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Critical Thinking: Skills to Lead More Effectively

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Leaders need to be proactive in finding solutions to problems before they arise. Pinpointing opportunities for improvement through creative brainstorming, and logically evaluating options assists in decision making and avoiding issues before they develop—enter critical thinking. What is critical thinking you ask? Great question! Critical thinking is the ability to think in an organized and ...

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Leadership Secrets of Success

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Being a great leader means inspiring your team to believe in themselves and what they can do. To inspire said confidence isn’t always easy – it is something leaders have to constantly strive for and maneuver through change at the drop of a hat. So how do you set out to gain these leadership skills? How do you inspire your team to unlock their full potential? It takes hard work, ...

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Accelerated Talent Development #2: How Critical is Your Employer Brand?

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The short answer is: employer branding could be a key factor in building your company culture and achieving great employee engagement. Companies with highly engaged employees increase performance by an estimated 202% and create greater loyalty with their customers. This results in 19% higher shareholder return. True employee branding goes beyond marketing and really lives in the culture and ...

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Investing in the future

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Staff training and development is the organization’s mantra at Valentino’s Grande Salon Valentino’s Grande Salon is a pre-eminent business in Durham Region and one of the most successful salons in the country, positioned in the top 1 per cent of Canadian salons. Since its inception, Valentino’s has been dedicated to training its staff in the newest, trend-setting techniques and products ...

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