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What Makes a Leader?

When asked to define the ideal leader, different people would have different definitions. For some, it’s the right use of effective management skills and for others, the traditional traits associated with leadership such as intelligence, determination, will-power, and vision form integral components of effective leadership. And, then there is a set of people who feel personal qualities like analytical skills, technical skills and emotional intelligence possessed by an individual determines the effectiveness of a leader. The Most Essential Qualities of a Leader Even though there is a long list of qualities that are expected out of a leader, there are…

9 Ways to Boost Productivity That Will Make You a Great Teammate

Employee performance is a growing concern for business owners, and many of them are taking unique measures to keep their employees happy and productive. One New Zealand firm known as Perpetual Guardian recently shifted its employees to a four-day workweek instead of five, finding that its team members became far less stressed while producing the same amount of work. Unfortunately, this approach hasn’t exactly caught on as a trend, which means that many employees have to take happiness, engagement and productivity into their own hands. Whether you want a promotion or you’re trying to prevent a layoff by making yourself…

7 Steps to Become Successful Sooner

In this day and age, we tend to want things fast. From weight loss to internet speed to a response to your latest email or text, it’s all about instant gratification. This extends to the career sphere, too, where people tend to want to make money and become successful ASAP. Truthfully, there’s no single secret hack that will make you successful overnight. However, there are certain proactive measures you can take in your career that can help you streamline your journey toward success. Try these tips to become successful faster: 1. Set concrete goals. To become successful faster, you first…

Three Learnings from Jack Ma

Almost all of us have this belief that the knowledge about technology, management and smartness are the more important ingredients of a successful entrepreneurship. But, Alibaba Group’s executive chairman, Jack Ma did not have any of it when he started his business in 1995. Starting out his career as a teacher is what made him into the world’s renowned businessman he is today, believes Ma. “The only thing that made me into a successful businessman is my teaching background,” Ma said on Thursday, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China. Before starting Alibaba, Ma faced the rejections from…

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Website Theme

Selecting a website theme can be overwhelming — there are literally thousands of free and paid options available to download and purchase. Your theme is the overall look, feel and style of your website. This includes things like the color scheme, layout and style elements. In essence, your website theme is a direct representation of your brand and has a direct impact on your users’ experience. Admittedly, I was never a fan of pre-built website themes back when my agency provided web design services. Years ago, most out-of-the box themes were clunky, provided SEO nightmares and just weren’t as effective…

4 Tips to Create Content That Converts

Is the blog on your website just sitting around, waiting for someone to read it? Or is it acting like a virtual salesperson for your business and bringing in new customers left, right and center? If you’re here, you probably find yourself in the first scenario, wishing you could make the second scenario a reality for your business. Well, you’re in luck – you too can turn your blog into a moneymaking machine. Likes, shares and views are great, but they don’t bring in any money. That’s why you need to optimize your content to turn readers into leads and…