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Using Emotional Intelligence To Improve Your Leadership Skills

In order to be an excellent leader you must have a high degree of emotional intelligence. Here we look at using emotional intelligence to improve your leadership skills.   To be able to set up and successfully grow a business,… Continue Reading →

Seven Ways to Improve Your Business Communication Skills

When speaking about the importance of business communication, some of the most successful business people (like Warren Buffett and Richard Branson) have said that being able to communicate effectively is the most valuable skill in any business environment. In this… Continue Reading →

Top Up Your Employees’ Daily Inspiration Levels

  No matter how great your employees are, there are always times, especially in new startup businesses, when they will struggle to stay inspired. That’s why it is important to inspire them daily – here’s how.   As a business… Continue Reading →

Good Body Language: It’s Importance in Business

Body language is incredibly important and it is important we understand how important it is in relation to all aspects of our life and work. Here we look at the 8 different elements of body language.   Our body language… Continue Reading →

Get Your Mindset In Order – Your Career Depends On It

Your mindset is your biggest asset. Have you been neglecting it? If you have, you need to learn how to use it to your best ability. High achievers tend to always be people who strongly believe they are able to… Continue Reading →

How Can Leadership Style Affect a Business?

As an entrepreneur, you will no doubt have your own style of leadership which helped you to establish a successful business. Effective leadership involves being able to adapt favourably to any given situation and take advantage of opportunities presented to… Continue Reading →

5 ways to be more persuasive

How often in your shy youth were you advised to be more assertive in your approach to people? Today, just how confident do you think you are in your persuasion techniques? And yet persuasiveness is just as important a skill… Continue Reading →

Honing your leadership skills

Being a business owner means you need to be a leader and this is not a role which you can opt out of when the going gets tough. Employees look to you for support and results and, having mentioned the… Continue Reading →

Better brainstorming – 6 techniques to make the most of your staff

Group brainstorming can be a highly effective way of using the power of the collective mind to address a business related issue. Bringing together all the different skills and experience of your employees in this way can help to inspire… Continue Reading →

12 things you should be doing right now to motivate your staff

Of all the resources business owner has to learn to control, their staff is probably the most complex. Keeping your people motivated, enthused and focused on the finish line is critical to the success of your business, but how do… Continue Reading →

5 key tips for successful delegation

As a business owner it can be tempting to think you’ve got to do it all yourself to get it done right. Despite having a team around you, it can be hard to let go and to delegate those parts… Continue Reading →

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