How to Silence Naysayers

If you produce anything significant in the world, be prepared to hear the buzzing noises of naysayers: people who, for whatever reason, don’t appreciate what you’re producing. They sometimes wish you fail; they don’t believe in you and in what you do. It’s unpleasant to have people after you for no apparent reason other than…

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3 Simple Ways to Make Your Team Members Feel Valued

You and your team spend a good part of your day at work. And as the leader, you should strive to make the time you spend together delightful. Making your team members feel appreciated and valued is one of the most important things you can do to enhance their experience at work. As a leader,…

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How To Deal With Negative People – Part 3

Some negative people are just annoying. They whine and complain about everything, but they don’t intend to hurt anyone—at least not intentionally. They’re like flies: they buzz in your ear but they don’t sting. However, some negative people are mean. They don’t stop at whining and complaining; they attack you personally. They’re like wasps; they sting.…

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How To Deal With Negative People – Part 2

Simon has been in your circle of friends for years. However, every time he joins the group in an activity, you feel anxious. He spends most of the time complaining about something or someone. When he’s not criticizing the government, he’s grumbling about a coworker or arguing with the group about who’s going to win…

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How To Deal With Negative People – Part 1

Some people, for whatever reasons, shoot their darts of negativity to you. They seem to have negativity to dispense and have chosen you as their target. Often, you ignore why they have set their aim on you and attack you with such relentlessness. They make you feel that you’re not good enough, unworthy of love…

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How Your Family Shaped Your Mindsets

You spent your formative years in the family nest, where you learned the fundamentals of life. In your family, you’ve learned how to interact with others, submit to authority, good and bad manners (according to your family and culture), etc. In the process, your mind was “molded”. In fact, the formative years played a crucial…

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How to Delegate Work to Your Team – Part 2

As a leader, you must learn to delegate tasks effectively. “Delegation”, when done effectively, benefits both you the leader and your team. You get more work done by leveraging the experience and expertise of your team members whereas they get to put their skills and knowledge to work and help the team achieve its goals.…

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How to Delegate Work to Your Team – Part 1

Delegation is an important part of the leader’s role. In fact, as a leader, you must learn to achieve results through your team, and this implies you must become effective at delegating work to your team members. I see many leaders (and managers) struggle with delegation—and understandably so. They want the work to be well…

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3 Simple Ways to Become an Asset to Your Team

I consecrated a few of my recent posts to helping leaders (and managers) build themselves and their team. In this post, I want to turn my focus on team members. In fact, team members also participate in setting the workplace’s ambiance and an integral part of the team’s success. If you’re a member of a…

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Leadership: The Importance of Leveraging Your Team

One would think that having a team to do the work would make it easier for the leader. Unfortunately, it’s often not the case. Many leaders struggle to maximize their team’s potential. One reason for this is that many leaders were promoted to a leadership role because of their stellar performance as team members. But…

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