The 5 Steps of Being a Workplace Leader

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, leadership skills can help make you stand out. From taking the lead on internal projects to managing a task more efficiently, taking initiative even on a small scale shows you are capable and can get you recognition. When you’ve taken a step up and you’re in a management role, making sure you understand the fundamentals of leadership helps you stay credible and effective. With this in mind, here are the 5 steps to better leadership courtesy of organisational development providers, Impact International.…

Bettering yourself by Learning from the Best

In order to achieve any kind of success, especially business success, one needs to expand their knowledge constantly, acquire new skills on regular basis and do everything in their power to stay on top of their game. A good place to go for advice and insights into how you can better yourself are the most successful business people and entrepreneurs in history. There have been quite a few and while some of them might not have been the best people in the world always, studying what they did and hearing (reading would be the more precise term) what they have to say is always a good idea.…

6 Traits That Make an Efficient Leader

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and celebrated British general once said that 50 000 men plus Napoleon equals 100 000 men. What this military mastermind meant by that is that a great leader can make his men significantly more effective. The rule is applicable to the world of modern business. Regardless of your line of work there is nothing that can improve your business as a proper leadership can. However, one question remains unresolved: what is it that makes an efficient leader.…

The Characteristics of a Good Leader

Every good leader has a series of characteristics that are great for business and even better for their employees. Looking through each item, it’s easy to see which characteristics are already present in us, and which ones that should be worked on and cultivated via leadership development. Honesty Every leader must be honest with their employees, charges and themselves. The honest leader admits when they are wrong, helps people by being honest about how things are going in the office and allows for people to be honest with them in return.…

How to Influence Decision Makers

Managing up is a leadership tactic that employees are using in today’s workplace as a means of influencing the top decision makers within the company. Expert leadership consultant, Peter Drucker, dubbed this strategy, “The Art of Influencing Up,” in his highly acclaimed blog.  This strategy is one that employees at all levels can use to directly influence decision makers. Self-Focused Employees The discouraging fact is that numerous workers only maintain a downward management mentality. This downward focus will only permit the employee to retain the decision-making power they have already been granted over their subordinates.…